Chicago Cubs’ Roster Decisions Mainly Based on “Flexibility”

March 23, 2011 by  

Now, when I use the term "flexibility," I am not referring to pitchers who can pitch both long and short relief, or can either start or relieve. Yes, that is a type of flexibility, but not the definition the Cubs are using to make decisions on the final roster.

Specifically, it is more about contract options here. For example, as bad as Jeff Samardzija is at baseball, he will find a roster spot mainly because he is out of options.

Likewise, Carlos Silva is a lock for the fifth spot in the rotation, because what else are the Cubs going to do with the fat man? As ba...

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