Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

btf_logo
You are here > Home > Baseball Newsstand > Baseball Primer Newsblog > Discussion
Baseball Primer Newsblog
— The Best News Links from the Baseball Newsstand

Saturday, January 05, 2013

Hardball Talk: Cubs sign left-hander Dontrelle Willis to a minor league contract

El (as in 14-30 since 2006) Train…

CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman reports that Dontrelle Willis has agreed to a minor league contract with the Cubs, who originally drafted him back in 2000. The deal includes an invite to minor league camp, but he could get a chance in major league spring training if he’s throwing well.

Willis announced his retirement last July after posting an 8.53 ERA in four appearances with the Orioles’ Triple-A affiliate, but he has had a change of heart.

The District Attorney Posted: January 05, 2013 at 12:03 AM | 10 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: cubs, dontrelle willis, transactions

Reader Comments and Retorts

Go to end of page

Statements posted here are those of our readers and do not represent the BaseballThinkFactory. Names are provided by the poster and are not verified. We ask that posters follow our submission policy. Please report any inappropriate comments.

   1. Rickey! Filipino Diving Team Posted: January 05, 2013 at 07:49 AM (#4339534)
I know it's unlikely, but I always hope Willis will turn in some sort of swan song whenever he signs.
   2. Matt Clement of Alexandria Posted: January 05, 2013 at 08:11 AM (#4339539)
Me too. Willis was so much damn fun when he was good.
   3. Dock Ellis on Acid Posted: January 05, 2013 at 11:08 AM (#4339609)
He can hit for a pitcher. I still hold out hope he can reinvent himself as a LOOOGY/PH. That would be a lot of fun.
   4. Ray (RDP) Posted: January 05, 2013 at 02:24 PM (#4339693)
"Can I try this career over?" Dontrelle Willis.
   5. Nasty Nate Posted: January 05, 2013 at 02:32 PM (#4339697)
New contracts for Pierre and Willis. Urbina gets released from prison. Miggy wins the MVP. Things are looking up for the alumni of the Bartman game.
   6. tfbg9 Posted: January 05, 2013 at 02:35 PM (#4339699)
"Can I try this career over?" Dontrelle Willis.



$40,766,426?
   7. I Am Not a Number Posted: January 05, 2013 at 08:29 PM (#4339833)
$40,766,426

2003-2006 (while good): 817 IP, 3.44 ERA, 5.3MM
2007-2011 (while bad): 414 IP, 5.65 ERA, 35.4MM
   8. Leroy Kincaid Posted: January 06, 2013 at 11:40 AM (#4340010)
the Cubs, who originally drafted him back in 2000

I did not know that. Weird. Wild.
   9. Spahn Insane, stimulus-funded BurlyMan™ Posted: January 06, 2013 at 12:42 PM (#4340042)
I did not know that. Weird. Wild.

He was part of the Clement/Alfonseca deal with the Marlins.
   10. Hack Wilson Posted: January 06, 2013 at 04:21 PM (#4340178)
Where position is Dontrelle going to play?

I don't know.

Third base.

You must be Registered and Logged In to post comments.

 

 

<< Back to main

BBTF Partner

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
Sebastian
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogOTP 2016 August 29: Minor-league team offers Trump, Clinton bobbleheads with real hair
(707 - 5:43pm, Aug 31)
Last: Ishmael

NewsblogOMNICHATTER 8-31-16
(20 - 5:41pm, Aug 31)
Last: What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face?

NewsblogThe Women Succeeding in a Men’s Professional Baseball League - The New Yorker
(20 - 5:40pm, Aug 31)
Last: RoyalsRetro (AG#1F)

NewsblogThe four contenders in AL’s cutthroat MVP race
(51 - 5:40pm, Aug 31)
Last: cardsfanboy

NewsblogPrimer Dugout (and link of the day) 8-31-2016
(13 - 5:39pm, Aug 31)
Last: Eric J can SABER all he wants to

NewsblogOT: August 2016 Soccer Thread
(434 - 5:34pm, Aug 31)
Last: He who brought the butter dish to Balshazar (CoB)

NewsblogTim Tebow to display baseball skills in tryout | MLB.com
(62 - 5:22pm, Aug 31)
Last: gef, more dangerous than a monkey w/ a razor blade

NewsblogClayton Kershaw and Cross-Era Comparisons – The Hardball Times
(9 - 5:08pm, Aug 31)
Last: cardsfanboy

NewsblogIn-depth report on abusive usage of high school pitchers in Japan.
(6 - 4:51pm, Aug 31)
Last: Fancy Pants with a clinging marmoset on his Handle

NewsblogCubs wear onesies on trip from Los Angeles - Chicago Tribune
(100 - 4:50pm, Aug 31)
Last: There's a bustle in Misirlou's hedgerow

NewsblogThe Importance Of "Glue Guys" - MLB Trade Rumors
(14 - 4:24pm, Aug 31)
Last: What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face?

Hall of MeritMost Meritorious Player: 1996 Ballot
(7 - 2:59pm, Aug 31)
Last: caiman

Hall of MeritMost Meritorious Player: 1996 Discussion
(22 - 1:33pm, Aug 31)
Last: DL from MN

NewsblogGranderson homers twice off bench, Mets beat Marlins 7-4
(7 - 12:56pm, Aug 31)
Last: DanG

NewsblogTim Tebow puts on showcase for MLB scouts | MLB.com
(4 - 11:54am, Aug 31)
Last: Lassus

Page rendered in 0.1394 seconds
47 querie(s) executed