JOSE VERAS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Cubs' Rick Renteria not giving up on Jose Veras

The next time the Cubs find themselves in a save situation, it will be interesting to see who gets the call in the bullpen. Jose Veras was demoted from the closer role after a poor start, but manager Rick Renteria continues to express support for the struggling right-hander. "I still think we have a lot of guys in our pen that certainly can be managed through those particular...
Via Pro Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Jose Veras loses closing role with Cubs

Chicago Cubs’ right-hander Jose Veras now joins Jim Johnson of the Oakland Athletics as the only two relievers to lose their closing job with their respective clubs this seasonThe news was announced today by Cubs’ manager Rick Renteria, saying that Veras is out of closer role for now, following Friday’s 6-3 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals that had to go to extras because...
Via The MLB Nation
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs: Veras out as Cubs Closer

First year Chicago Cubs manager Rick Renteria is pushing his buttons with Jose Veras. “Shaky outing, but he’s still our guy. It’s too early to decide anything like that,” Renteria said Friday night. “His stuff is there, but I think he just gets a little excited. He starts pulling some pitches. He overthrows pitches. He just has to find his rhythm.” After sleeping on it...
Via isportsweb.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Jose Veras Out as Cubs Closer

Some will argue this is why you have to draft Craig Kimbrel or Glen Perkins, but this is exactly why we don't value closers in the draft. The Chicago Cubs have removed Jose Veras from the closer role after blowing 2 saves. Candidates to save games in his place include Hector Rondon, Justin Grimm and Pedro Strop. Rondon pitched a perfect 11th inning for his first career...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Renteria says Cubs are sticking with Veras as closer

This is where Carlos Zambrano once went off on his “We stinks!” rant after watching another Carlos Marmol meltdown. Strange things happen to the Cubs at Busch Stadium, and right now Jose Veras looks lost out there in the ninth inning. Still, manager Rick Renteria gave his closer a vote of confidence after Friday night’s 6-3 win over the St. Louis Cardinals in 11 innings....
Via Pro Sports Daily
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Renteria backs Veras as Cubs closer and gets first ejection

Jose Veras is already raising the stress levels for Cubs fans and forcing his manager to answers questions about the closer’s job. “I’ll cross that bridge when I get to it,” Renteria said. “But right now, I think it would be really premature for me to make a decision or say that I would change something. I got to see what’s going to happen first.” Renteria didn...
Via Pro Sports Daily
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs setting roster with Jose Veras as closer

The Cubs have been saying it: Jose Veras is our closer. It’s too early for a ninth-inning controversy, though a National League scout covering the Cubs mentioned how Veras hasn’t looked like closer material this spring, giving up seven runs and 11 hits in eight innings, walking two batters and hitting three more. And remember how Dale Sveum pulled Carlos Marmol in the ninth...
Via Pro Sports Daily
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Veras, Sanchez and Wada sign to the Cubs

Jose Veras the former closer for the Houston Astros and Detroit Tigers has signed a deal with the Chicago Cubs. Veras was traded mid-season last year to the Tigers and had a small role in Detroit’s playoff run. Veras played for the Yankees, Indians, Marlins, Pirates, and Brewers before joining the Astros in 2012. He was then traded to Detroit for Danry Vasquez near the deadline...
Via isportsweb.com
December 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Better Know a Cub: Jose Veras

As GW astutely pointed out, the 2014 Cubs are headhunting directly from the 2013 Astros bullpen. On the surface, that sounds terrible. In practice, the Cubs have poached the only two good members of that pen, for a collective $5 million and change. $4 million of that this year will go to Jose Veras, the "closer" of the Astros last season (one openly wonders if having 51...
Via Obstructed View
December 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers trade rumors: Javier Lopez edition

The Detroit Tigers made a perfect trade by acquiring Jose Veras from the Houston Astros yesterday. He fits the bill that was needed in every way imaginable, bolstering a bullpen that seems to be on the rebound. But are the Tigers done making moves? Javier Lopez One of the big questions lurking in the offices of Comerica Park right now is essentially: how much can we trust Phil Coke...
Via isportsweb.com
July 30, 2013  |  Discuss
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