After two straight exceedingly frustrating games, a blowout is oddly soothing.
Month: July 2011
Marmol will be given a few days to work on his mechanics and confidence. Jeff Baker is “not available” in trade, 8th round pick Taylor Dugas won’t sign with the Cubs, and another DSL Cub has tested positive for steroids.
Today’s game looked hauntingly familiar. Whew.
Bush was booted by the Rangers earlier this year.
The Red Sox may have an interest in adding a complementary piece like Jeff Baker, and the Pirates may want to add some pop via a guy like Carlos Pena.
A handful of notes on this year’s draft, on some picks who’ve signed, and on a big one who might be signing soon.
The Carlos Marmol debacle, the Mike Quade/Ryan Dempster lover’s quarrel, Aramis Ramirez’s agent, Kerry Wood rumors, and Mike Quade’s travel arrangements.
The 2011 Chicago Cubs Experience. Enjoy the ride.
Pittsburgh Pirates, Los Angeles Angels, and Arizona Diamondbacks might be interested in Aramis Ramirez and Carlos Pena.
No one would argue that Matt Garza is likely to be traded. So, saying “he won’t be traded” or “there’s nothing to the speculation” sets you up to look like a genius when – shock – Garza isn’t traded. But does that make you right?
I might just go insane, but it will probably be worth it for the entertainment value, alone. Oh, and you’ll get a crap ton of trade deadline coverage, too.
With DeVoss in the fold, how about those other 14 picks in the top 15? Jeff Samardzija’s future, Prince Fielder’s jersey, Jim Hendry/Mike Quade/Crane Kenney’s job security, Matt Garza’s trade, and Alfonso Soriano’s secret, illicit desires.
Folks like to do these kind of mid-season gimmicky things, and I am nothing if not a lemming.
But, before you go nuts: he essentially said he’d go anywhere that would offer him a big league managerial job.
Well, more accurately, I help Unholy Cows make funny shirts.
The Brewers have traded for Francisco Rodriguez, Starlin Castro has played his first All-Star Game, the Cubs have signed an undrafted catcher, and one of the Cubs’ draft picks is having Tommy John surgery.
Commissioner Bud Selig and MLBPA Executive Director Michael Weiner discuss the state of MLB labor negotiations, and address some pretty big changes on the way.
If the Cubs put together an All-Star team of their best prospects, what would the team look like? The answer within, and a bit on each of the prospects.
The Red Sox might not be able to land Matt Garza, the Giants and Brewers want Geovany Soto, Reed Johnson has some trade value, the Cubs will talk to Kerry Wood about a trade, and the Cubs will not talk to other teams about a Sean Marshall trade.
Brett Jackson and Ryan Flaherty are on the move, Paul Sullivan takes wacky trades, Ryne Sandberg loves the All-Star Game, and Starlin Castro is ambitious.
The Yankees are almost certainly also interested. If the Cubs are smart, they’ll at least have some discussions about trading Garza.
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The Yankees and Angels are rumored to be heavily interested in the Chicago Cubs’ third baseman, and the Mariners, Giants, Braves and Diamondbacks might also be calling.
The Cubs won’t let up in the second half, Mike Quade and Ryan Dempster are bros again, Marlon Byrd thinks Zambrano wouldn’t have received such kind treatment, Andrew Cashner will start throwing, and Ryne Sandberg is probably lucky.
The future is bright for the former Villanova football star, and current top 50 baseball prospect.
Family obligations preclude Cubs’ third baseman’s attendance at the Midsummer Classic.