Originally posted on World Series Dreaming  |  Last updated 11/20/12
As the Rule Five draft looms in the near future, the deadline for teams to set their 40 man roster arrives today. With that being the case, the Chicago Cubs made a flurry of moves to ensure that players who would be vulnerable to the draft, that the club valued, would be protected. In doing so, the Cubs added pitchers Trey McNutt and Robert Whitenack as well as infielders Christian Villanueva and Logan Watkins which gave them all the protection they would need to stay in Chicago, at least beyond the Rule 5 Draft. Surprisingly, the Cubs left their minor league pitcher of the year Nick Struck vulnerable to be plucked off by any team willing to give him a spot on their 25 man roster for the entirety of the 2013 season. Protecting players though was not the only action the Cubs made today. They also made a minor trade with the Texas Rangers, which was more of a re-do of the trade the Cubs made with the Rangers in July when they traded Geovany Soto for pitcher Jake Brigham. As thi...
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