A speedy defender who could be an option for the Cubs coming out of Spring Training, or depth at AAA.
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The extreme contingency plan has been set.
The Cubs add some photogenic depth.
Another arm with upside to add to the mix.
Not that the Darvish connection is the whole deal here, since the Cubs really need a guy like Gimenez anyway.
Good to have the lefty back in the bullpen after he was one of the stabilizing forces last year.
A speedy glove man who can provide depth, and perhaps a particular kind of impact late in the year.
Good to have the lefty back!
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Another Triple-A Depth type, with some upside to dream on. I like these signings.
The Cubs have brought another flyer/depth type aboard, taking a shot on a former quality Braves prospect.
Ryan, 26, was really good in 2016, and really ineffective in 2017.
The 30-year-old righty has been up and down from AAA for many years, and even spent a season in Japan.
The deals you have to take care of for depth.
The 31-year-old sidearmer has almost never not been good.
Cishek came back healthy from hip surgery in 2017, and was dominant for the Rays in the second half.
Smyly had Tommy John surgery this past summer, but can rehab with the Cubs.
The Cubs get a big-time reliever.
The Cubs have landed their first starting pitcher of the offseason.
The Cubs will get some cash out of the deal, and Carasiti will get paaaaid.
The 28-year-old lefty was a big-time relief prospect for a while, but hasn’t put it together in the big leagues.
Now we can evaluate the trade in whole. And. Um.
A few Cubs prospects get protected from the Rule 5 Draft.
Martin was outrighted off of the 40-man roster earlier this week.
The big league guys get most of the focus, but there are other free agents in the Cubs organization.
He throws strikes, gets ground balls, and has a good prospect pedigree. Maybe that’s all we need to know.