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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26 Comments on "Cubs To Sign Todd Wellemeyer"


4 years 7 months ago

good luck with the Toad cubs fans

BlueCatuli
4 years 7 months ago

We’ve already experienced him once.

4 years 7 months ago

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 7 months ago

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

stl_cards16
4 years 7 months ago

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

BlueCatuli
4 years 7 months ago

He won’t sniff the big league club.

4 years 7 months ago

“Uh Todd, quit sniffing my jersey dude.”

KeithLawSucksInStl
4 years 7 months ago

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

souldrummer
4 years 7 months 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.

4 years 7 months ago

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

vin050
4 years 7 months ago

hahahahahaha

Exposfan
4 years 7 months 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 7 months ago

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

…Instead of Jay Cutler, perhaps?

disgustedcubfan
4 years 7 months 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 7 months 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.

WrigleyTerror37
4 years 7 months 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

WrigleyTerror37
4 years 7 months 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 7 months ago

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

Jntg4
4 years 7 months 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.

4 years 7 months ago

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.

Wrek305
4 years 7 months 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

BlueCatuli
4 years 7 months ago

Good thing that won’t happen.

4 years 7 months ago

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)

Cubbie
4 years 7 months ago

Big cubs fan herd the name but forget who he is

souldrummer
4 years 7 months ago

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

4 years 7 months ago

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