A.) Miles was called up to replace Blanco.
B.) Stevens was sent down instead of Samardzija.
C.) They activated Tom Gorzelanny.
C is the only move that was a good one. Let's break it down.
Aaron Miles called up
Well Andres Blanco was "hurt" so he had to be placed on the DL.
At AAA: hit .253 in 21 games
Infielders who could have been called up from AAA instead:
Nate Spears: hitting .257 in 103 games
Matt Camp: hitting .285 in 70 games
Bobby Scales: .296 AVG in 72 games
However, the Cubs are stuck with Miles because they're paying him big league money! Scales should be with the Cubs!
Stevens VS Samardzija
The Cubs said at the start of the year that Jeff Samardzija was going to be in the Iowa rotation to add pitches to his repertoire. Instead they've stuck him in the big league bullpen to rot, and sent poor Jeff Stevens back and forth. Let's take a look at the numbers:
- 15 games with Cubs
- 1-1 record
- 6.64 ERA
- 11 BB, 12 K
- 5 games with Cubs
- no decisions
- 2.84 ERA
- 4 BB, 4 K
Stevens should have stayed!
There is another roster move on the way today, and I'll break that one down for you once it happens also!