How All Of The Chicago Cubs Hitters Were Acquired: (2014 Roster Tree)
How All Of The Cubs Hitters Were Acquired:
By Chuck Booth (Lead Baseball Analyst/Website Owner): Follow @chuckbooth3024
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The Chicago Cubs have plenty of young talent on the big league roster, and many more in all of their Minor League affiliates.
The Roster Tree of most of the offense are guys that signed as Free Agents – or were drafted by the organization.
Matt Garza plays prominently in several of the players leaving and coming into the franchise in 2 separate deals with the Tampa Bay Rays and Texas Rangers.
The good news is that the team looks to have done well in the mid-season trade with the Rangers last year.
It will be interesting to see how many deals are made in the next month as the squad continues the rebuild.
The Cubs are suffering from a 105 year World Series trophy drought.
For those that have never seen one of our Roster Trees, we go over how all of the players were acquired.
It works like 6 degrees of separation. By searching back to the origin of all the way back until a player is signed, drafted or purchased.
It totally gives you an idea on how the franchise has fared.
Chicago Cubs 2014 Hitters Age/Position (Roster Tree)
Zach Cates (24) P: Is currently playing with Tennessee (AA Affiliate)
Kyung-Min Na (22) OF:
|2009/08/12||Signed as a non-drafted free agent by the Chicago Cubs.|
Mike Olt (25) 3B/1B: July 22, 2013: Traded by the Texas Rangers with a player to be named later, C.J. Edwards (minors) and Justin Grimm to the Chicago Cubs for Matt Garza. The Texas Rangers sent Neil Ramirez (August 23, 2013) to the Chicago Cubs to complete the trade.
Neil Ramirez (24) RP: Pitching nicely in the 2014 Bullpen for the Cubs.
Justin Grimm (25) RP: In the 2014 Chicago Relief Core.
C.J. Edwards (23) SP: Is starting with Tennessee in the Southern league (AA ball).
Matt Garza (30) SP: January 8, 2011: Traded by the Tampa Bay Rays with Fernando Perez and Zac Rosscup to the Chicago Cubs for Hak-Ju Lee (minors), Chris Archer, Robinson Chirinos, Sam Fuld and Brandon Guyer.
Zac Rosscup (26) RP: Is currently in Iowa for the AAA affiliate, and owns a 0.84 ERA in 10.2 IP during major league stints with the Cubs.
Hak-Ju Lee (23) SS: Signed by the Cubs in May 2008 at age 17, receiving a signing bonus of $1.15 million.
Jeff Stevens (30) P: November 2, 2011: Granted Free Agency.
Mark DeRosa (39) 2B/3B/OF: November 14, 2006: Signed as a Free Agent with the Chicago Cubs.
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Posted on July 1, 2014, in MLB Roster Trees and tagged Andrew Cashner, anthony rizzo, boston red sox, Brandon Guyer, Brian Bogusevic, C.J. Edwards, chicago cubs hitters 2014, chris archer, chris coghlan, cleveland indians, Darwin Barney, Eli whiteside, emilio bonifacio, fernando perez, Hak-Ju Lee, jed hoyer, Jeff Stevens, john baker, john gaub, junior lake, Justin Grimm, justin ruggiano, kyung-min na, luis valbuena, mark derosa, matt garza, miami marlins, mike olt, nate schierholtz, Neil Ramirez, NL Central, robinson chirinos, ryan kalish, ryan Sweeney, sam fuld, san diego padres, starlin castro, tampa bay rays, tennessee (sou), texas rangers, theo epstein, tom ricketts, toronto blue jays, welington castillo, wrigley field, zac rosscup, zach cates. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.