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Quiet Optimism

In Commentary And Analysis by myles102 Comments

So, we've got the team. My best guess at the 25-man roster (Wins Above Replacement – Myles): Position Player WARM C Castillo 1.5 1B Rizzo 3.0 2B Valbuena 1.0 SS Castro 2.5 3B Olt 1.0 LF Lake 1.0 CF Sweeney 1.5 RF Schierholtz 1.0 4OF Ruggiano 1.0 5OF Vitters 0.5 UTIL Barney 1.0 UTIL Roberts 0.75 2C Kottaras 0.5 #1 …

Cubs sign George Kotarras and other notes

In Commentary And Analysis, News And Rumors by dmick89201 Comments

The Cubs have signed backup catcher George Kottaras.  George Kottaras settles with #cubs. $1.075M plus incentives. — Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) December 3, 2013 The Cubs acquired Kottaras the other day and Myles wrote about him shortly thereafter.  When you combine a poor batting average with an a noodle at backstop, you can make the case that Kottaras should linger in …

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Better Know A Cub: George Kottaras

In Better Know a Cub by myles20 Comments

George Kottaras and Theo Epstein have a history. Acquired in 2006 for 5 starts of David Wells, Kottaras spent the first few years of his career as a top catching prospect, with great patience, moderate pop, and the ability to play passable defense. As time took hold of George, he lost most of those talents, and all of his star …

In What Passes as Breaking News, Cubs Have Acquired George Kottaras From Royals

In Commentary And Analysis by aisle42443 Comments

The Cubs have traded cash to the Kansas City Royals for George Kottaras per Jon Heyman: catcher George Kottaras has been traded to the #cubs — Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) November 26, 2013 Apparently, nothing is official and I'm not sure if all the media members tweeting about it are simply going off of Heyman's tweet or have their own independent …