Tuesday, March 22, 2011

The Latest....

- Mike Quade, Randy Bush, and Jim Hendry had a conversation today regarding everyone’s role on the club. The main topics up for debate were the backup catcher's job, backup infielder, second base, two spots in the pen, and the fourth and fifth spots in the rotation. Quade says they are looking at “every role, every possibility.”

- According to several media outlets Quade already had “some healthy disagreements with Hendry, Bush, and others about the roster. No one is going into details but I have to think it involves Silva and Castillo making the team or not.

- The Cubs management is struggling with the decision to keep Castillo in Chicago as Soto’s backup or get him playing everyday in Iowa.

- Blake DeWitt maybe played himself out of a starting job with Baker and Barney doing better at the plate and in the field. Quade says DeWitt is on this 25 man roster “for now.”

- Randy Wells is a lock for the 4th spot in the rotation. Cashner did not do well in the rain shorten game yesterday so the 5th spot in the rotation is still “up in the air.”

- The Cubs will go with either Russell or Maine as their 3rd lefty in the pen.

- Reed Johnson seems like a lock for the 5th outfielder spot on the team which means Perez will be sent to Iowa since he has one option left.

- Darwin Barney is a lock to make the roster unless Hendry claims a veteran infielder off the waiver wire. Castillo recently signed with the Phillies so he is not an option.

- Guzman will throw BP on Weds. and if things go well he will pitch in a rookie league game.

- The Cubs have several options with Silva according to Levine. Include money and trade him, put him in the bullpen until they can trade him, have an “injury” land him on the DL, or release him. Levine says releasing is a last resort.

- Quade does not like the idea of Silva in the pen. Silva is not too keen on that idea as well.

- Keith Moreland said Welington Castillo is pushing Koyie Hill for the backup catching spot. It is hard not to give the kid the job with the way he is playing this spring.

- Hendry said on The Score that he has never seen Wood pitch as well as he has this spring.

Until Next Time…

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