Another couple “youngsters” set to join the Cubs in Chicago, but you might not actually see much of them on the field.
Chicago Cubs Transactions
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.
Today the Cubs released AAA outfielder Fernando Perez, opening up a spot on the 40-man roster. Thoughts on the move, and Perez’s and my love affair earlier this year.
Two 16-year-olds from Venezuela are the newest in the Cubs’ organization.