Today the Chicago Cubs announced the full list of folks coming to the Convention, which starts on Friday. It’s a huge, full list, which is about what you’d expect.
Scott Baker, Darwin Barney, Michael Bowden, Shawn Camp, Tony Campana, Welington Castillo, Starlin Castro, Steve Clevenger, David DeJesus, Scott Feldman, Matt Garza, Brett Jackson, Edwin Jackson, Carlos Marmol, Dioner Navarro, Brooks Raley, Anthony Rizzo, Chris Rusin, James Russell, Jeff Samardzija, Dave Sappelt, Nate Schierholtz, Alfonso Soriano, Ian Stewart, Josh Vitters and Travis Wood.
Minor League Players:
Javier Baez, Dallas Beeler, Jae-Hoon Ha, Marcus Hatley, Barret Loux, Trey McNutt, Hector Rondon, Zach Rosscup, Nick Struck, Matt Szczur, Logan Watkins, Robert Whitenack, Tony Zych.
Ernie Banks, Glenn Beckert, Jose Cardenal, Jody Davis, Bobby Dernier, Jeff Fassero, Randy Hundley, Fergie Jenkins, Jay Johnstone, Jon Lieber, Gary Matthews, Keith Moreland, Dave Otto, Milt Pappas, Scott Sanderson, Lee Smith, Tim Stoddard, Rick Sutcliffe, Steve Trout, Todd Walker, Billy Williams and Kerry Wood.
Dale Sveum, David Bell, Chris Bosio, Rob Deer, Dave McKay, Jamie Quirk, James Rowson, and Lester Strode.
Tom Ricketts, Laura Ricketts, Pete Ricketts, Todd Ricketts, Crane Kenney, Theo Epstein, Jed Hoyer, Randy Bush, Shiraz Rehman, Jason McLeod, Joe Bohringer, and Brandon Hyde.
Pat Hughes, Len Kasper and Jim Deshaies.
Pretty much everyone you’d expect to be in attendance – the only names that jump out at me as missing are executives like Tim Wilken, Scott Harris and Jaron Madison, but they might not be the most popular fan targets anyway. Indeed, they might be in attendance, but simply didn’t make the official list. As for players, all the big names are there – excepting, perhaps, Carlos Villanueva, who is not yet officially signed.