Soon after Ramirez said he’d consider accepting a trade, Paul Kinzer says Ramirez’s message came out wrong. The Cubs may be growing frustrated about the situation.
Month: July 2011
The Cubs clearly want to deal Zambrano (rightly or wrongly), but the market appears to be thin at best.
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.
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.
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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?
It should take you no more than a few seconds, and could really help Bleacher Nation out.
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.