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Will the White Sox make a trade before the 40-man roster deadline at 5 pm CT? Will prospects like Bryan Ramos, Jose Rodriguez, Luis Miese, and Yolbert Sanchez be protected from the Rule 5 Draft? The crew also gives out their 2022 Report Card for Leury García. Join Herb Lawrence, Sean Anderson, and Jared Wyllys to discuss on the CHGO White Sox Live Show. Watch the YouTube Replay https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x9g2iP4AFKQ Subscribe to the Show Follow the Hosts w

It’s deadline day for protecting players from the rule 5 draft. Trades, players to keep and players to risk losing to a rival. It’s a pressure filled day for the Chicago Cubs front office. Luke, Cody and Ryan welcome in Cubs prospects expert Greg Huss from “Cubs On Deck” to pick apart the huge decisions. YouTube Replay Show https://youtu.be/C8JFlhwlZMg Subscribe to the Show Follow The Hosts

The General Manager Meetings are over, and free agency officially began on Thursday. And with that, the most important offseason for the Cubs in years is finally underway. At his end-of-season presser last month, president of baseball operations Jed Hoyer discussed his desire to build on some of the successes the Cubs had at the end of the season. But to do that, the entire front office needs to attack this winter head on. From the rotation to the middle infield to the Rule 5 Draft, there’s still uncertainty regarding what this offseason will look like for the Cubs. For fans who don’t want to endure another year of losing, there are still plenty of problems that need solutions. But…

Over the last week, the Cubs made a slew of moves to shuffle around both their active and 40-man rosters.

Adbert Alzolay (activated from 60-day injured list), Jared Young (selected from Triple-A Iowa) and Esteban Quiroz (selected from Iowa) are now on the big league club, while moves involving Frank Schwindel (DFA'd and granted unconditional release), Sean Newcomb (DFA'd and sent outright to Iowa) and Rafael Ortega (placed on 60-day IL) opened up spots on both rosters.

With so little time left in the year, those moves have added another wrinkle to the decision-making the Cubs' front office will be doing this offseason — and more specifically, the decisions they'll make surrounding who to keep on the 40-man roster before the Rule 5 Draft.

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The Cubs have another roster crunch on their hands, only this one doesn’t have to do with making sure they can field a full roster for the last four weeks of the season. The Rule 5 Draft will return this offseason, and the front office is carefully considering who they’ll want to protect from the draft. The rules of eligibility...

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