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The Chicago Cubs agreed to a minor league deal with left handed pitcher Dontrelle Willis according to Jon Heyman of CBSSports. Heyman adds that Willis has an invite to the Cubs' minor league camp, but if he's trowing well he could get a chance to pitch in the Majors.
Willis, 30, went 0-3 with 8.53 ERA, 3.83 FIP, 5.7 K/9, 5.7 BB/9 and 0.0 HR/9 in 6.1 innings for the Orioles' Triple-A team in 2012. He last played in the Majors in 2011 and went 1-6 with a 5.00 ERA, 4.10 FIP, 6.8 K/9, 4.4 BB/9 and 0.7 HR/9 in 75.2 innings for the Reds.
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It looks like Dontrelle Willis may not be retired after all. The Chicago Cubs have signed the left-handed pitcher to a minor league contract. Willis has not pitched in the Majors since 2011, and he recently announced his retirement. However, it looks like that retirement was short-lived.
According to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, the Cubs signed Willis to a minor league deal...
Over at The Cub Contrarian, Kyle used an estimated WAR for players to get a team win total. I thought I'd do the same thing, but I'm going to do it two ways: projections and my wild ass guesses.
Wild Ass Guess
Catchers: Welington Castillo (1.0), Dioner Navarro (negative infinity)
I could easily see Castillo being a 2 WAR player, but I'm not buying it. I could also see...
A person familiar with the situation says the Chicago Cubs are closing in on a minor league deal with left-hander Dontrelle Willis.
The person, who spoke Friday on condition of anonymity because the agreement has not been finalized, says the deal does not include an invitation to major league camp for spring training.
Willis, who turns 31 on Jan. 12, did not appear in a major league...
Pitcher Dontrelle Willis announced his retirement last July, but he's had a change of heart and is going to give it another try with the Chicago Cubs. Willis has agreed to a minor-league contract with the Cubs, according to CBS Sports' Jon Heyman. The deal only includes an invitation to a minor-league camp, but he could get a shot with the Cubs if he pitches well. The...
The 2013 ZiPS projections have begun to come out at their new home on FanGraphs, and the Cubs projections were posted today. The ZiPS projections are unique in that they not only project the major league roster, but also prospects as they would be in the major leagues if they were called up this year and recently retired players. Most projections account for a full season of...
We have a bit of a lull in the sports calendar before the Cubs report to spring training in February. Since that means we’re bored by default, it also means that we need to let out our frustrations with some random creativity in the form of thinly-disguised snark. The Choose Your Own Cubs Adventure meme has worked a couple times before, so let’s bring it out of the mothballs...
Left-hander Joe Saunders remains a free agent, but the
veteran told Dan Connolly of The Baltimore Sun that he hopes to re-sign with
the Baltimore Orioles.
“I’m a pretty patient kind of guy. I’ve always been that
kind of guy, to really wait and see how it all plays out,” said Saunders, who
was 3-3 with a 3.63 ERA in seven regular season starts with the Orioles...
The Baltimore Orioles were baseball’s feel-good story in 2012, rising from obscurity and without expectations to become a wild card playoff winner over the Texas Rangers. Many credited manager Buck Showalter for the team’s change in attitude, and it looks like the Orioles are ready to reward him for the team’s success.
According to CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman, Showalter — The...
Baltimore Orioles manager Buck Showalter is close to getting a three-year contract extension, CBS Sports reported Friday night. The deal could be announced next week. It will keep him in Baltimore through 2016. Several Baltimore-area media outlets reported that Showalter met with Orioles owner Peter Angelos on Friday. The Orioles, under Showalter, finished 93-69 last year....
Matt Garza was oh-so-good in 2011. It wasn’t the first time he’d had a strikeout rate over 8.00 K/9 or a walk rate under 3.00 K/9, but it was the first time he’d done them both in the same season. Toss in a career-best 46.3 GB% and you have the recipe for a banner season, and that’s exactly what we saw with Garza and his 3.32 ERA.
Last year he kept the strikeouts and ground...
And so begins the Edwin Jackson era. The Chicago Cubs held a press conference at the wintry confines of Wrigley Field yesterday to present their newest addition. The 29-year old righty was handed a 4-year, $52-million contract, including an $8 million signing bonus. Looks more like Santa Theo left a huge gift under Jackson’s [...]
As we all know, the Orioles had a wildly successful 2012, and there has been a continuous discussion as to if - or when - manager Buck Showalter would be signed to a contract extension.
Fans have been wondering if he would be in the organization long term, and now we may have an answer.
According to MASN's Roch Kubatko and CBS Sports' Paul Heyman, the Orioles...
Infielder Omar Quintanilla is returning to the Mets on a minor league deal with a spring-training invite, according to Adam Rubin of ESPN NewYork.
The Mets traded Quintanilla to the Baltimore Orioles for cash last July 20 after a decent job as a backup middle infielder for the team.
The 31-year old hit a combined .243 with four homers and 16 RBIs in 169 at-bats for the Mets and...
Scott Hairston, Vernon Wells, and Alfonso Soriano. Those appear to be the options the Phillies are now pursuing to upgrade the outfield. Not exactly Hamilton, Bourn, or Swisher, but when the hottest girls already have prom dates, you have to take whatever scraps are left. The Phillies want another right-handed outfield bat, but here are some reasons why these scraps are not worth taking.