Friday, December 11, 2009

Post Meetings Notes: Non Tenders, Mota, Bradley, and More

Yesterday, Baseball's Winter Meetings came to a close, and Milton Bradley is still on the Chicago Cubs roster. According to all sources, Bradley will be gone by Opening Day no matter what.

Tomorrow is the non-tender deadline for Major League Baseball. Teams must chose whether or not to offer contracts to arbitration eligible players. If they don't offer a contract, the player become a free agent. Here's some notes about the Non-Tender deadline and more:
  • The White Sox beat the Cubs to J.J. Putz.
  • Bruce Miles, Carrie Muskat and other sources expect the Cubs to offer contracts to all eligible players (Koyie Hill, Sean Marshall, Jeff Baker, Mike Fontenot, and Angel Guzman) with the exeption of Neal Cotts. Cotts is coming off Tommy John and could sign a minor league deal with the club.
  • The Cubs have acquired minor league pitcher Arismendy Mota from the Washington Nationals for cash. More notes on Mota at the bottom of the post.
  • White Sox writer Mark Gonzales speculates that the South Siders could have interest in bringing Neal Cotts back to their organization.
  • Great You Tube video on the Cubs in the Dominican thanks to Muskat.
  • Gordon Wittenmyer wrote about a brand new topic... Milton Bradley!
  • Wittenmyer also notes that the Cubs the Cubs have their sights on 4 center fielders: Byrd, Cameron, Podsednik, and Ankiel.
  • Michael Parisi, drafted in the Rule 5 Draft Thursday, has a chance to make the rotation.
  • The Tampa Bay Rays are staying focused on next season, not a trade for Bradley.
  • Check out "The Untouchables" thanks to TCR.
  • BCB spent their Friday writing poetry.
  • Hot Stove Cubbies says Alfredo Amezaga and Chris Young are on the Cubs' radar. The Young rumor has not been reported by a big league source.
  • The Cubs and Dodgers are interested in Amezaga. The Marlins are trying to work a trade instead of Non-Tendering him tomorrow according to Juan C. Rodrigez.
  • Jon Heyman says the Cubs are one team interested in Joel Piniero.
  • Phil Rodgers' latest on the Cubs Spring Training home: Nothing's official, and Mesa, Ariz., did agree Wednesday to spend $750,000 to improve the existing facilities, but all signs point to the Cubs soon announcing they have turned down the proposed new complex there to jump to one in Naples, Fla.
  • The CCO recapped Jim Hendry on XM Radio. He mentioned that Bradley was not the only Cubs to have a disappointing 2009.

Info on Arismendy Mota:

  • Right Handed Pitcher
  • Spent 2006-2009 with White Sox organization
  • Drafted by Washington in the Rule 5 Draft Thursday, traded to the Cubs Friday
  • Went 7-2 with a 1.81 ERA in the Dominican Rookie League this season over 16 games.
  • 12-14 with 3.73 ERA in 61 career minor league games over 4 seasons.
  • Will be 23 in February
  • Baseball Reference Page

That's it for now, but I'll keep you posted.

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