The move will save the Cubs a little green for 2012.
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Ramirez is unlikely to return to the Cubs in 2012, and may have played his last game as a Cub.
Dempster will return to the Cubs in 2012 for a cool $14 million.
Carlos Zambrano Officially Back on the Roster, Justin Berg and Brian Schlitter Designated for Assignment
Zambrano is still not expected to return to the Cubs in 2012, though. Berg and Schlitter were organizational filler at this point.
Another couple “youngsters” set to join the Cubs in Chicago, but you might not actually see much of them on the field.
Everyone’s signing status, bonus amounts, who was overslot, and analysis of the Chicago Cubs’ 2011 draft. Yup – it’s long. But, given the state of the Cubs, it should put a smile on your face.
Each gets first round money, with Baez and Maples getting well over $2 million apiece. A scout offers his thoughts on Maples and Vogelbach.
Report says Maples has signed for “huge” money with the Chicago Cubs.
Cubs have locked up first, second, and 41st rounders, according to various reports.
Gretzky is now officially signed, but uncertainty continues to surround the Cubs’ other overslot picks.
Draft Update: Cubs Sign Rock Shoulders, Trevor Gretzky Goes to “Unsigned,” and What About Dan Vogelbach?
25th round high school first baseman Shoulders gets 3rd round money, Trevor Gretzky is now technically unsigned, and does the status of either affect the possible signing of second round first baseman Dan Vogelbach?
Negrin appears to be a 27-year-old right-handed reliever. But, as strange as it sounds, it’s hard to be sure.
Kosuke Fukudome is Officially an Indian, Abner Abreu and Carlton Smith are Officially Cubs Prospects
Abreu is a 21-year-old OF with upside, and Carlton Smith is a 25-year-old reliever with… arms. Legs, too, I’d imagine.
Yes, he’s the son of that Gretzky. More importantly, he was thought to be very hard to sign.
Bush was booted by the Rangers earlier this year.