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Archive for August, 2011
August ends on a whimper. Or a death rattle. Or a baby’s giggle.
A surprising number of sources suggest Epstein would consider a president-type gig with the Cubs. But there are still a number of headwinds.
But the Chicago Cubs are highly unlikely to make any trades today.
Matt Garza is cold-blooded, CJ Wilson is gonna get paid, Tom Ricketts is doing some hiring, Ron Santo and Pat Hughes are up for an award, and the Cubs’ 2005 draft was shockingly bad.
That’s two in a row that the Giants really couldn’t afford to lose.
Brett Jackson, Andrew Cashner, Chris Carpenter, DJ LeMahieu, Trey McNutt and Junior Lake to the Arizona Fall League
The Arizona Fall League tends to be the Winter ball destination of choice for a team’s top, almost-MLB-ready prospects.
MLB Commissioner Bud Selig as The Emperor. Picture captioning beckons.
Some like to bring up Ng’s name because she’s a woman. Instead, I think it’s more appropriate not to not bring up Ng’s name because she’s a woman.
Dempster, himself, isn’t ready to guarantee he’ll return, which makes sense with the immediate future of the Chicago Cubs in flux.
Randy Wells is turning it on at the right time, Andrew Cashner struck out the side, Mike Quade doesn’t know if Brett Jackson will be called up, and Shawon Dunston clearly wanted his son to sign with the Cubs.
Randy Wells with the shutout. What up.
August mercifully comes to a close. It’s almost a shame there’s a September.
A’s owner says he won’t stand in the way if Beane wants to seek other opportunities, and, for a variety of reasons, Beane would probably be interested in speaking to the Cubs.
And, if Rozner actually believes what he’s written, I’d venture a guess that Rozner, himself, is not a “smart guy.”