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.
Archive for July, 2011
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.
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?
The Cubs head up to what was formerly Wrigley North to take on the Brewers. Not three wins in a row, not four, not five, not six…
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.