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.
Archive for July, 2011
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.
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.
The first half ends as it began: with the Cubs embarrassing themselves against the Pirates.
Or it’s just Ryan Dempster being fiery, Mike Quade being obfuscatory, Jeff Samardzija being a starter, Aramis Ramirez not wanting to be an All-Star, Darwin Barney being clutch, and Matt Szczur being promoted.
Shiny, happy people holding hands.
Jim Hendry says some things about trades but doesn’t really say anything, Marcos Mateo has a strained forearm, Carlos Zambrano is rehabbing, Matt Garza is having a blast, and Cubs prospects are hot and not.
Win streak thwarted at one.
Today the Cubs released AAA outfielder Fernando Perez, opening up a spot on the 40-man roster. Thoughts on the move, and Perez’s and my love affair earlier this year.
Tons of bullets today: Aramis Ramirez’s value, Crane Kenney’s job security, Steve Rosenbloom’s hatred, Cubs prospects’ rankings and steroid use, the Home Run Derby, and cheating in the 1990s.
Rumor: New York Yankees Are Scouting Guys Like Aramis Ramirez, John Grabow, and… no way… Alfonso Soriano?
Ramirez and even Grabow are moderately understandable. But Soriano? Really?
If you shut the game off at 8-0 Nats, you may have saved yourself some heartburn, but you missed a hell of a comeback.
Z’s back must be feeling pretty good.