It sure seems like the answer is an obvious “NOOOOO! GOD NO!!!!!” But Gordon Wittenmyer of the Sun-Times writes otherwise. I’m not sure that he actually believes it. But he’s written it, and it must be destroyed.
Archive for July, 2011
Seriously. He said that, without the least bit of a sense of irony. Randy Wells’ rotation spot might be jeopardy, Tom Ricketts might not yet be allowed to speak with Pat Gillick, Phil Rogers and Bruce Levine are rumor mongering, and the Boys of Spring has a movie.
Spokesman Says “Reports of a Conversation” Between Cubs’ Owner Tom Ricketts and Pat Gillick Are “Unfounded”
But, to be frank, I’m not sure I believe something isn’t going on between Ricketts and Gillick.
He also criticized Darwin Barney for failing to properly communicate with Castro on a first-inning popup. You can see the video here.
So much for a series win against a good team, eh?
How steep might the return be for the big lefty? Does it even matter?
This is very, very good news, if true.
If Ramirez isn’t traded, he would “of course” consider signing an extension with the Cubs.
Hendry won’t trade Barney or Sean Marshall, the Cubs probably won’t look at Ubaldo Jiminez, the return on Jeff Baker in trade doesn’t look so great, the Tigers have an eye on Aramis Ramirez and Carlos Zambrano, and more.
Nice to know, but of course, that was probably the least of the hurdles to dealing Soriano.
Matt Garza is probably going to kill someone in the bullpen sooner or later.
It’s early, but if Jim Hendry will not be returning next year, it’s time to start laying out the candidates to replace him – and the candidates to join other positions in the Cubs’ future front office.
An uncomfortable analysis of Chicago Cubs third baseman Aramis Ramirez’s purported justification for refusing to approve a trade until August.
Ryan Dempster and his teammates still respect Mike Quade, Carlos Marmol is studying up, Aramis Ramirez can help himself, Kerry Wood is healthy, Mike Quade might not be fined, and, coming soon, the Seventh Inning Stretch presented by Home Depot.
What’s up, Roy Halladay?
Ramirez may not be willing to accept a trade before August, but after that, it’s very likely. Moreover, Ramirez wants his 2012 option dropped in order to approve a trade.
The Wall Street Journal puts some color on the Chicago Cubs’ attendance problems in 2011, and it ain’t pretty.
‘Tis the season for wild rumors, but Phil Rogers seems to think this one has some legs. Soriano wouldn’t be the only player in the trade coming from the Cubs.
It might seem straightforward enough, but a simple statement like that can mean innumerable things.