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RedSoxtober
12-13-2013, 02:20 PM
I realize that there is some level of consistency in the decision making process between the current Cubs FO and the former Red Sox FO but this is getting a little bizarre...


Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe reports that the Cubs have some interest in Ryan Kalish.

Kalish was non-tended by the Red Sox earlier this month, and Cafardo says Boston will not re-sign him. It's no surprise that the Cubs are intrigued, though, as Kalish's former GM is now in Chicago and is aware of his upside. Of course, the talent has never been a question with Kalish. He's been limited to just 93 games since the beginning of 2011 due to a variety of injuries but is expected to be ready for spring training.


Cubs signed LHP Tommy Hottovy to a minor league contract.

The deal includes an invitation to spring training. The 32-year-old hasn't pitched in the majors since 2012, posting a 4.19 ERA and 42/17 K/BB ratio in 43 innings between the Blue Jays' Double-A and Triple-A affiliates this past season. He'll try to win a bullpen job with the Cubs next spring.

Daniel Bard, Michael Bowden, MacDime, Rizzo, Ryan Sweeney, Brent Lillibridge, Hunter Cervenka (AA). Yikes, we could fill out their starting lineup one day!

TragicallyHip
12-13-2013, 03:32 PM
Same thing happened for a while around 2003, 2004 when all our castoffs went to the Dodgers.

Soxfan85
12-13-2013, 04:09 PM
The Skanks too http://www.baseball-reference.com/friv/multifranchise.cgi?level=team&t1=BOS-BOS&t2=NYY-NYY&t3=&t4=&submit=Find+Players

RedSoxtober
12-13-2013, 04:22 PM
Same thing happened for a while around 2003, 2004 when all our castoffs went to the Dodgers.

Yeah, I thought about that, too. The difference is that the Cubs are signing many more minor league players than big name players.

Bo Sox Fan
12-13-2013, 06:08 PM
Oakland A's come to mind. Crisp, Reddick, Lowrie, Moss...

Nomar
12-13-2013, 08:23 PM
Oakland A's come to mind. Crisp, Reddick, Lowrie, Moss...

Kottares (spelling) too

Station 13
12-13-2013, 08:45 PM
Dodgers man, they have a lot of ex Sox.

todu82
12-15-2013, 12:46 PM
This happens a lot. In hockey a lot of Edmonton Oilers went on to become New York Rangers.

RedSoxtober
12-19-2013, 03:15 PM
Cubs signed OF Mitch Maier to a minor league contract.

Maier spent 2013 with Triple-A Pawtucket, an affiliate of the Boston Red Sox. He accumulated just 137 plate appearances, but posted an .882 OPS while playing at all three outfield positions and occasionally serving as a DH.
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