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Here’s how the Cubs’ current 40-man roster was put together

The Cubs have focused on position players through the draft and acquired pitching elsewhere.

The Cubs‘ 40-man roster currently stands at 39 players. Soon, many of us hope that 40th spot will be taken by Yu Darvish. (You didn’t think I’d let this entire article go without a Darvish mention, did you?)

While we wait for Darvish, I thought I’d have a look at how each current member of the 40-man was acquired.

Pitchers (25)

Dario Alvarez: signed as free agent November 29, 2017
Adbert Alzolay: signed as international free agent March 8, 2013
Eddie Butler: acquired in trade for James Farris February 1, 2017
Tyler Chatwood: signed as free agent December 7, 2017
Steve Cishek: signed as free agent December 16, 2017
Oscar De La Cruz: signed as international free agent July 2, 2012
Brian Duensing: signed as free agent January 22, 2018
Carl Edwards Jr.: acquired in trade for Matt Garza July 22, 2013
Luke Farrell: claimed on waivers October 4, 2017
Justin Grimm: acquired in trade for Matt Garza July 22, 2013
Kyle Hendricks: acquired in trade for Ryan Dempster July 31, 2012
Jon Lester: signed as free agent December 15, 2014
Dillon Maples: selected in 14th …Read the Rest

Source:: Bleed Cubbie Blue

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