Friday, August 07, 2009

Alex Rios Claimed on Waivers. Other Notes...

- Alex Rios was claimed off of waivers today and the Jays can now either let the team take him and his contract, work out a trade, or pull him back. It is likely the winning team will just assume his entire contract. I have been told by a Cubs official that the Cubs did not put a claim on him.

- Waldo commented on this earlier. The Yankees put Robinson Cano on waivers but are unlikely to trade the 2nd baseman. The Cubs need to put a claim on him regardless and try to swing a deal. What a great #2 hitter he would be!

- The Cubs recently took a shot at B.J. Ryan, now it is time the take a shot at John Smoltz who was designated for assignment today. Smoltz has been anything but good for the Red Sox but he has throw strikes at least, only walking 9. He does have an ERA of 8.32 but that could drop a lot once he gets back to the NL. He would be great as a reliever or starter on the team right now.

- Carlos Zambrano was scratched from tonight's start with lower back stiffness. Marshall got the start and did not do well. Soto was also activated today with Micah Hoffpauir going to Iowa. Interesting move by the Cubs. Although Fox is more valuable than Hoffpauir right now.

- The Cubs released Jason Waddell for violating team rules.


ivorybanger15 said...

Hoff going down was the right move... the more we saw of him the worse he got, and with Fox it has been the other way around

Nick I Cub Fan said...

First Fossum then Ryan now Smoltz.
I think we have at least a half dozen pitchers in AAA that can do better, and cost much less.

Nick I Cub Fan said...

Vitters has not played in the last 2 weeks and he's not on the injured
list what gives?

waldo7239117 said...

Did the Cubs ever put out a claim for Mark Teahen?

Right now if he can play average 2B, he seems are best option than all we have

The Cubs need to DFA Miles, and play Baker more. Fontenot is not cutting it.

waldo7239117 said...

Mets acquire minor league OF Jason Duboise.

No word what the Cubs got maybe cash.

waldo7239117 said...

Did the Cubs ever put anybody on waivers yet and who?

Also if did they clear yet?

Nick I Cub Fan said...

Mets got Jason Dubois