Cubs To Sign Todd Wellemeyer

Todd Wellemeyer is returning to the team that drafted and developed him. The Cubs signed Wellemeyer to a one-year, non-guaranteed deal, according to Bruce Levine of ESPNChicago.com. The right-hander can earn $800K, plus another $400K in incentives, Levine reports. Meister Sports Management represents Wellemeyer.

The Cubs drafted Wellemeyer in the fourth round of the 2000 draft and he showed some promise in the minor leagues, striking out more than a batter per inning and reaching the majors in his fourth pro season. He pitched for the Cubs from 2003-05 before they traded him to the Marlins.

Wellemeyer was a valuable starter for the 2008 Cardinals, but has struggled since. Last year, the 32-year-old pitched 58 2/3 innings for the Giants and posted a 5.68 ERA with 6.3 K/9 and 5.4 BB/9. Another former Cardinal, Jeff Suppan, figures to replace Wellemeyer on the defending World Champions this year.


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  1. good luck with the Toad cubs fans

    • BlueCatuli 4 years ago

      We’ve already experienced him once.

      • yeah he sacks. At home the Toad can be okay. only like 5 walks and one hit by pitch. But on the road he becomes a sweaty hot mess that chomps on his bubble gum like a milk cow. But hey the Giants signed Toad Wellemeyer and won the world series. Perhaps his inability throw ML pitching feeds the cubs GM into bringing a real pitcher in.

        • BlueCatuli 4 years ago

          No way he breaks spring training with the Cubs at any level.

  2. stl_cards16 4 years ago

    Now we know who voted for Wellemeyer in the poll last night…….That sneaky Jim Hendry

  3. BlueCatuli 4 years ago

    He won’t sniff the big league club.

  4. KeithLawSucksInStl 4 years ago

    Didn’t the Cubs see him enough to know that he’s terrible?

  5. souldrummer 4 years ago

    this one boggles my mind. Aren’t they already okay with their rotation? Otherwise why would they have moved Gorzelanny? Can this guy pitch in the bullpen? It’s a mystery to me, but then again the Cubs have been spinning in place for quite some time now.

  6. Shoulda brought back Prior before the Yankees signed him. Who’s next…Sosa?

  7. vin050 4 years ago

    hahahahahaha

  8. Exposfan 4 years ago

    Do or die year for Jeff Samardzija… Hope he doesn’t regret throwing a baseball instead of catching football..

    He should had spoke to Tom Brady before taking his decision…

    • Infield Fly 4 years ago

      “He should had spoke to Tom Brady before taking his decision…”

      …Instead of Jay Cutler, perhaps?

  9. disgustedcubfan 4 years ago

    If Wellemeyer comes north, the Cubs are in deep trouble.
    I would much rather take a flier on Duchscherer, who has some upside. I’m sure he wants some guaranteed money.

    • WrigleyTerror37 4 years ago

      Todd Wellemeyer is returning to the team that drafted and developed him. The Cubs signed Wellemeyer to a one-year, non-guaranteed deal, according to Bruce Levine of ESPNChicago.com. The right-hander can earn $800K, plus another $400K in incentives, Levine reports. Meister Sports Management represents Wellemeyer.

  10. WrigleyTerror37 4 years ago

    i know its only a minor deal but tim still confused… they have way to many pitching options as it is. Also i agree on Samarja do or die this year

  11. WrigleyTerror37 4 years ago

    Ok so lets look at the bullpen now if todd makes it.
    CL C.Marbol
    SU S.MARSHELL
    SU K.WOOD
    LR Todd Wellemeyer
    lr Samarja (out of options i belive)
    Mr J.Grawbow
    mr random (theres like 20 posable options
    All of this with a rotation of
    GARZA
    BIG Z
    DEMPSTER
    WELLS
    SILVA

    That would leave the main 2 of cashner and russel to fight for bp or start in tripple a. But thats only if they dont make it

    • BlueCatuli 4 years ago

      Don’t count on Wellemeyer breaking spring with the team. The deal is non-guaranteed.

    • Jntg4 4 years ago

      No, nit at all. Cashner will be starting. Silva will be in the bullpen as an MR, and Wellemeyer will be in the minors. And BTW, the depth charts take 1 LR, 3 MR, 2 SU, and 1 CL.

  12. Seems like this is a depth move more than anything else. He’ll make the team if a couple other pitchers get hurt or simply don’t perform. He’s had a couple descent seasons so there’s always hope but he simply hasn’t done anything lately for this move to be anything more than organizational filler. He’s cheap, the Cub’s know him and he can pitch out of the bullpen or in the rotation, he’s worth taking a flyer on at least.

  13. Wrek305 4 years ago

    at least he doesn’t have Rothschild to ruin him again.. now he has a WS ring to show off once he’s on the 25 man roster

  14. I doubt he’ll be on the club. We have too many possible(and better) pitchers.

    Dempster
    Garza
    Z
    Wells
    Cashner

    LRP- Silva
    RP- Samardzija
    RP- Coleman
    RP- Grabow
    SU- Wood
    SU- Marshall
    CL- Marmol

    With

    Thomas Diamond
    John Gaub
    Jeff Stevens
    Jay Jackson
    Christopher Carpenter
    Rafeal Dolis
    Trey McNutt(Possible he can crack the big leagues this year)

  15. Cubbie 4 years ago

    Big cubs fan herd the name but forget who he is

  16. souldrummer 4 years ago

    So they’re bringing him back to the bullpen now?

  17. Most likely, unless Wells and/or Silva go down.

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