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?
Archive for July, 2011
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.
Source: Chicago Cubs Would Eat a “High Percentage” of Money Remaining on Alfonso Soriano’s Deal to Move Him
Another hurdle to trading Soriano falls. Now he just needs to hit a little bit.
Yes, he’s the son of that Gretzky. More importantly, he was thought to be very hard to sign.