Nice to know, but of course, that was probably the least of the hurdles to dealing Soriano.
Archive for July, 2011
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.
Blown calls and irritating comments are getting Mike Quade down. Kerry Wood, too. Randy Wells is trying to figure out his problem, and James Russell is finding success. And, we’re Cubs fans because it’s safe.
And the Marlins come to Wrigley Field and take three of four from the Cubs. So much for turning things around in the second half.
Marmol hasn’t lost his job for the long-term, Carlos Zambrano feels good, Darwin Barney is batting 8th because he’s “productive,” Chris Carpenter heads back to the minors, Dan Vogelbach is close, and Pat Gillick could be the in Cubs’ future.
That’s one hurdle to a Ramirez trade out of the way. His no-trade rights remain an issue, however.
After two straight exceedingly frustrating games, a blowout is oddly soothing.