By at the moment’s deadline to bid on gamers below the staff’s management however not but signed for 2023, the Chicago Cubs have agreed to 2 pre-license contracts, withheld three gamers and provided all others.
The non-candidates: Alexander Vizcaino (so he is lastly out of the 40 gamers), Rafael Ortega (not an enormous shock there), and Brailyn Marquez.
Sure, that final one goes to take some individuals unexpectedly, however as I stated this morning about him: we all know NOTHING concerning the state of his shoulder, he has pitched so little in the previous few years (0.2 aggressive innings since 2019), and you do not. you’ll be able to simply hold a 40-man slot open for a man who cannot contribute in any means. Hopefully the Cubs can hold him on a minor league contract, however then once more, who is aware of when he’ll be capable of pitch once more. Such a tragic and boring story.
The pre-tender agreements: Adrian Sampson and Rowan Wick. Sometimes, you see these trades in conditions the place a man is correct there on the fence of a non-contest and also you say: hey, can we conform to a deal now as a substitute of every coping with the uncertainty of what comes subsequent🇧🇷 I am just a little shocked by Sampson in that regard as a result of he appeared like a no brainer to maintain. Wick was undoubtedly a troublesome choice, so we’ll see what the phrases are once they launch.
As for all different referee-eligible gamers and pre-referee gamers, they got a contract.
After the adjustments and Rylan Bannon’s earlier resignation declare, the Cubs’ 40-man roster stands at 37.