Signing Fukudome wasn’t a mistake because everyone else wanted him, too. Apparently. More on the Fukudome trade, as well as Abner Abreu and Carlton Smith. A look at the rest of the roster and its tradability, and an update on Reed Johnson’s back.
Archive for July, 2011
Until the Pirates pick up a bat, the Carlos Pena rumors are unlikely to go away. This rumor comes with a possible Pirates prospect name being discussed.
Shortly after today’s game, Ramirez said, “if [the Cubs] come to me with a trade, we’ll see.”
Ah, yes. The other kind of sweep.
Kosuke Fukudome is Officially an Indian, Abner Abreu and Carlton Smith are Officially Cubs Prospects
Abreu is a 21-year-old OF with upside, and Carlton Smith is a 25-year-old reliever with… arms. Legs, too, I’d imagine.
With a number of similar youngsters coming up through the system, and a number of infield injuries around baseball, might the Cubs be wise to see if there’s a market for DeWitt?
The Pirates are still scouting Pena, and the Diamondbacks may still have interest.
The deal is expected later today, and the return could be a couple prospects. Tyler Colvin is expected to take Fukudome’s spot in the outfield.
Mike Quade said he hoped Zambrano’s performance last night “enticed” teams scouting Z, and Zambrano said repeatedly that the Cubs need to make “changes.” The only issue now: can the Cubs find a taker?
A former Cubs bullpen catcher is taken down, Carlos Zambrano pitches well, teams still want Matt Garza and Sean Marshall, Mike Quade loves replay, Colby Rasmus’ dad hates Tony LaRussa, draftee Michael Jensen loves the Cubs, and a trade deadline remember-when.
Another night of early scoring, and then nothing. And, once again, it was on the wrong side of the box.
Trades don’t occur in a bubble, and today’s big moves could affect the Chicago Cubs.
Rumor: Chicago Cubs Are Offering to Pay “Big Bucks” to Trade Carlos Zambrano and Alfonso Soriano (UPDATED – 1:45pm)
Apparently, the rumor goes, the Cubs just want to be rid of Zambrano and Soriano. UPDATE: Cubs trying to send Zambrano to the Yankees.
No-trade clauses, large salaries, and underperformance are conspiring to make this week a tricky time to make a trade for the Chicago Cubs.
An on-and-off back problem could severely limit the Chicago Cubs’ ability to trade Reed Johnson.
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.