Friday, November 20, 2009

Cubs Complete John Grabow Deal, A Look at the Cubs 40 Man Roster... Update 1?

Update 5:20: The Cubs added outfielder James Adduci, catcher Welington Castilla ans pitchers John Gaub, Blake Parker and Rafael Dolis to there 40 man roster. The roster currently stand at 38. 2 more remaining spots on the 40 man roster have to be filled by midnight tonight.

he Cubs officially announce today, they have signed lefty relief pitcher John Grabow to a 2 year deal worth about 7.5 million. So this whole this has been going on since the end of the World Series if not longer. But at least they got this deal and could move onto other things like a Bradley trade.

A look at the Cubs 40 man roster because they have have this set by midnight today. Anyone not listed as on the 40 man roster can be pick up in the Rule 5 draft in December.

Catchers: Koyie Hill, Geovany Soto
First Baseman: Derrek Lee, Micah Hoffpauir
Second Baseman: Jeff Baker, Mike Fontenot, Aaron Miles
Third Baseman: Aramis Ramirez, Jake Fox
Shortstop: Ryan Theriot, Andres Blanco
Outfielders: Alfonso Soriano, Kosuke Fukudome, Milton Bradley, Sam Fuld, Tyler Colvin
Pitchers: Carlos Zambrano, Ted Lilly, Ryan Dempster, Randy Wells, Tom Gorzelanny, Jeff Samardzija, Sean Marshall, Carlos Marmol, John Grabow, Angel Guzman, Esmailin Caridad, David Patton, Justin Berg, Jeff Stevens, Neal Cotts, Mitch Atkins, Marcus Mateo

I will update you as when more names are added to the 40 man roster.


  1. It's nice to be a mediocre situational lefty. $7.5 million for 2 years. If he finishes with the same amount of innings that he did last season he will make more than $50,000 per inning pitched.

  2. I actually like the signing because Jim Hendry had to trade Heilman to make room which was good. Heilman stunk last year but I do think they might of overypay a little but there arent a lot of lefty set-up man in baseball or this free agency.