|2014 Season (CBSSports.com)||440.00||14.00||.252||56.00||51.00||0.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs St. Louis||15||2||0|| .235|| .133|| .133|
|vs Wainwright (Career)||17||5||1|| .471||.368||.294|
|vs RHP||383||98||11|| .348|| .386|| .256|
|12/26/2014||Steven Souza, OF TB|
Corey Kluber, SP CLE
Miguel Montero, C CHC
|Daniel Norris, SP TOR|
David Dahl, CF COL
Tyler Glasnow, SP PIT
Austin Hedges, C SD
|12/25/2014||Miguel Montero, C CHC||Jorge Alfaro, C TEX|
|12/24/2014||Matt Joyce, LF LAA|
Buster Posey, C SF
|David Price, SP DET|
Miguel Montero, C CHC
|Last 10 Games|
Cubs acquire catcher Miguel Montero from D-Backs
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
|(12/9/14) The Cubs and Diamondbacks have agreed to a trade that will send catcher Miguel Montero to Chicago in exchange for two lower-level pitching prospects Jefferson Mejia and Zach Godley, CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman reports.
USA Today MLB columnist Bob Nightengale first reported the deal. Bruce Levine of WSCR-AM also confirmed the report.
Montero has three years left on a six-year, $65.9 million contract. He is owed $12 million in 2015 and $14 million the following two seasons. He hit .243 with 13 homers and 72 RBI last season.
Report: Cubs on verge of acquiring D-Backs catcher Miguel Montero
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(12/9/14) The Cubs are on the verge of acquiring Diamondbacks catcher Miguel Montero, according to USA Today MLB columnist Bob Nightengale. The Diamondbacks are expected to receive prospects in return and the deal is expected to be announced Tuesday.
CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman reports the Diamondbacks would receive lower-level pitching prospects in the deal.
Montero has three years left on a six-year, $65.9 million contract. He is owed $12 million in 2015 and $14 million the following two seasons.
Report: Cubs, Diamondbacks talking about Miguel Montero deal
|by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com|
|(12/8/14) The Cubs are working on a deal to acquire Diamondbacks catcher Miguel Montero, reports Fox Sports. Montero, who's owed $40 million over the next three years, batted .243 with 13 homers and 72 RBI last season.
The report did not specify what the Cubs would give up.
Report: Ethier deal between Dodgers, Diamondbacks falls through
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(12/6/14) A trade that would have sent Dodgers outfielder Andre Ethier to the Diamondbacks fell through when Arizona's ownership declined to give final approval on the deal, FOXSports.com reports.
The proposed trade involved Ethier and catcher Tim Federowicz heading to the Diamondbacks in exchange for catcher Miguel Montero and lower-level prospects. The Dodgers were also reportedly ready to kick in cash in the deal to help offset Ethier's contract. They'll instead continue to shop around for the right deal to help clear a logjam in the outfield.
Diamondbacks GM has fielded trade offers for Miguel Montero
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(11/5/14) It appears the Diamondbacks are not opposed to trading catcher Miguel Montero, according to The Arizona Republic.
"They've definitely put him out there," a source with a rival club said.
New Diamondbacks general manager Dave Stewart didn't deny listening to offers when asked about the subject over the weekend. FOX Sports was first to report Montero as being a potential trade candidate.
"With Montero, like any of our players, people have called and asked about him," Stewart said Sunday. "My job organizationally is to listen to what teams are talking about in regard to our players. If there is a deal that makes us better, then we have to, as a team, listen to it and see how it makes us better and if it makes us better."
It seems the Diamondbacks are looking to acquire a starting pitcher in a trade involving Montero.
"Any move that we make has to better our rotation," he said. "But what has to be understood is that everybody is looking for pitching and nobody wants to give it up."
Winter Meetings wrap: Chicago rocks
With one of the busiest Winter Meetings in years, what most stood out? Well, Chicago. Also, the Dodgers, Red Sox, Pirates, Marlins, Astros, Reds, Tigers and the hometown Padres.
After Jon Lester signing, Cubs World Series odds make leap
Oddsmakers now give the Cubs the fourth-best odds of winning the 2015 World Series.
TRUE FACT: Cubs won 2015 World Series in 'Back to the Future 2'
After the acquisitions of Jon Lester and Miguel Montero, it's worth remembering what Hollywood thinks of the Cubs' chances in 2015.
2014 Winter Meetings Day 2 Recap: News, rumors and moves
A handful of transactions and a plethora of hot stove rumors headline Tuesday's recap of the second day of the 2014 Winter Meetings.
Joe Maddon is popular, likes players who shoot things
Cubs manager Joe Maddon had a media session and it greatly outdrew his competitor. He also told a fun story about Wade Davis.
|2014 summary: Miguel Montero started off the season like a player who was in a hurry to put a disappointing 2013 behind him. After hitting just 11 homers and 14 doubles the year before, Montero matched that home run total and was within two doubles by the end of June, while batting .265. Over the final three months, Montero reverted back to being an offensive cipher, hitting .217 with two home runs and 10 runs scored. Despite the extended lack of production, Montero finished as the 10th-ranked catcher in Fantasy points, though he ranked just 14th in Rotisserie value. Ending a nine-year run with the Diamondbacks, Montero was traded to the Cubs this offseason.|
Playing time status: Montero has started at least 130 games at catcher in three out of the last four seasons, and he will look to add to that string as the Cubs' primary backstop.
2015 outlook: Montero's late-season power outage can be tied to an increased frequency of balls hit to the opposite field, and his plate discipline remained intact during the slump. Maybe Montero can enjoy a revival that catchers sometimes experience in their early 30s. Even if he stands pat, Montero should produce enough to be used as a No. 1 catcher in standard mixed leagues.
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|3/5/15||@ SF||3:05 pm|| |
|3/7/15||@ COL||3:10 pm|| |
|3/10/15||@ CLE||4:05 pm|| |
|3/12/15||@ LAA||4:10 pm|| |
|3/14/15||@ MIL||4:05 pm|| |
|3/16/15||@ SD||4:05 pm|| |
|3/18/15||@ LAD||4:05 pm|| |