The Cubs have settled upon their roster to open the 2020 campaign. Catcher Josh Phegley and reliever Rex Brothers both made the cut, so they’ll be added to the 40-man roster.
To clear room, the Cubs announced several 40-man departures. Utilitymen Robel Garcia and Daniel Descalso are both off of the list; the former was designated for assignment and the latter was placed on the 45-day injured list. Also moving off of the MLB roster was outfielder Mark Zagunis, who opted out of the 2020 season.
Look’s like it will be a long 60 game season for my NL Cubbies. Someone please tell me I’m wrong. We should of hired Girardi for this Messy situation. It was Joe’s dream job. Smh
I’m much more optimistic.
Besides having below average hitting at RF, CF, and possibly 2B or DH, big question marks at the 3-5 spots in the starting rotation, and an iffy bullpen with an iffy closer, the Cubs should be pretty good.
They will go far if the pitching holds out.
Is there an AL Cubbies I didn’t know about?
Nah Rossy was the perfect fit
Girardi had the chance to manage the Cubs years ago but chose to resign with the Yankees.
what injury does Descalso have?
Ankle. Injured it last night
.178 BA from last year. He needs to be off the team.
The Human Toilet
Epstein finally let go of Descalso. He was brutally bad for the Cubs and did not show anything this spring to earn a spot
he’s just on the IL
Since rosters don’t expand in September being on the 45 day IL is pretty much the same as being let go. He’s not coming back. Consider it very perfect timing for an injury.
Zagunis wasnt on the 40 to start
“Cubs Select Phegley & Brothers” – are they CPA’s? Or plumbers?
I like the pop in Robel’s bat. Switch hitter. He will get claimed.
Ks are his Achilles heel
You misspelled the name of Mark Zagunis in the headline of this article.
“Zaguns” is actually a pretty good nickname, depending on his arm strength.
Phegley Brothers. Sounds like a trapeze act.
Damn I really liked Robel Garcia. The cubs are just stacked in the infield though. If he gets enough playing time he’ll be a pretty good player.