An on-and-off back problem could severely limit the Chicago Cubs’ ability to trade Reed Johnson.
Month: July 2011
High school pitcher Ricky Jacquez appears to be interested in signing with the Cubs, and the team may already have a deal in place with high school pitcher Michael Jensen.
Wasn’t Jim Hendry just yesterday talking about 2012? Quick, tell him Mike Quade says 2011 isn’t over yet! Bruce Levine does his weekly Cubs chat, Kerry Wood has the flu, and Starlin Castro and Marlon Byrd are both awesome.
He looks as bummed about the Cubs as you probably do.
The lack of movement around baseball can be attributed largely to a reluctance to part with prospects, and, so far, the Cubs have refused to lower their asking prices.
Win streak over. Missing the playoffs becoming a distinct possibility.
‘Tis the season. I thought you should know, but it’s almost certainly fake. UPDATE: Yup. It’s fake.
Learn more about three of the Chicago Cubs’ best relief prospects, Rafael Dolis, Kevin Rhoderick, and Jeff Beliveau.
With just a “little pitching,” a “player or two,” and a “tinker” in the pen, the Cubs can be right back in it next year. Didn’t we hear something similar in the Winter before this season?
Former Cubs pitcher would rather the Cubs had hired his teammate, Ryne Sandberg. Zeke DeVoss is already making a name for himself in the Cubs’ system, and other prospects might be on their way to Wrigley.
Rumor has it that the Arizona Diamondbacks are interested in Pena. But even if it isn’t the D-Backs, Heyman says Pena is likely to be on the move.
Even assuming, for the sake of argument, that Sammy Sosa was clean, can you make a case that he should be kept out of the Hall of Fame based on his numbers alone?
If true, are the Cubs’ expectations too high for their first baseman, or should they hold out?
The Cubs may finally have someone new jogging gingerly, er, I mean patrolling, left field come 2012.
And the kids the Cubs are close to signing are ones that will get you excited.
Jeff Samardzija blew yesterday’s game (temporarily), but neither I nor Matt Garza are too mad about it. Kerry Wood’s arm is cranky, Jeff Baker is unintentionally apropos, Cubs’ players should be in demand at the trade deadline, and Carlos Pena remains swell.
And, better yet, at least four teams are considering making a trade for Fukudome.
Oh. My. Baseball. Playoffs, here we come.
But will a team actually give the Cubs something worth taking? The Cubs still won’t trade Sean Marshall, attendance still sucks, Carlos Zambrano hugs Mike Quade with words, the Cubs should claim Jo-Jo Reyes, and the Beer Man cometh.
Carlos Pena has been about what the Cubs expected. Does that mean they should hold onto him with the hopes that he’ll come back in 2012?
The Cubs are on the verge of a win streak, people! …against the Astros.
Teams are asking, and Soriano’s hitting. It could happen. Carlos Marmol is the closer again, Mike Quade is talking about Castro and Barney again, Kerry Wood won’t approve a trade again, Pat Gillick is connected to the Cubs again, and Ryan Dempster raises money again.
“Damn, it feels good to be a gangsta.”
Gillick speaks about the possibility of taking a top baseball job with another club, including the Chicago Cubs.
Ramirez sticking to his no-trade guns, teams want Marlon Byrd but the Cubs aren’t sure about moving him, Carlos Pena could fit with the Pirates, Phil Rogers is hypothesizing, and Paul Sullivan and Carrie Muskat break out the mailbags.
The Chicago Cubs’ right fielder could serve as a decent starting outfielder against right-handers, as well as a good bench bat and defensive replacement.