A while back, justinjabs wrote in asking for a little explanation regarding the layout of the trees. He’s written in again with a request:
Not sure if it would warrant a large tree, but as a Cubs fan, I’ve never liked when Hendry sent Mark DeRosa away at the New Year. He was a great player who could field all over the diamond – I would love to see if anything actually came of that trade.
Not a whole lot has come from the trade, yet, though things are still developing
Jeff Stevens has come out of the pen for the Cubs, throwing 30.1 innings in 29 games over 2 seasons. His numbers aren’t that great - 10.4 Hits/9 innings, 1.8 HR/9, and a 24:18 K:BB ratio. He’s been optioned to AAA Iowa Cubs as of this weekend.
Christopher Archer ended 2010 in AA Tennessee. Between High-A and AA, Archer went 15-3 with 149 K, 65 BB, and 6 HR over 142.1 innings. Baseball America rates Archer as the #1 prospect in the Cubs’ system, as well has having the best fastball and slider in the farm system.
Gaub was sent to AAA Iowa earlier in March from Cubs camp. He’s not appeared for the Cubs yet. From the above article,”He threw 29 innings at Iowa last year and had a 6.52 ERA. He gave up five earned runs in 1 1/3 innings this spring.”
Edit: mykalmorgan has brought it to my attention that Archer was part of the trade for the Cubs to acquire Matt Garza. The tree has been updated accordingly. Thanks for the assist.
Also, Stevens has been switched from “MLB Green” to “Current Minor Leaguer” green.
Perez is on the Cubs’ 40-man roster, but not the active roster. Perez spent ‘08 and ‘09 with Tampa, and ‘10 in AAA.