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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.
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.”
Being the guy who finally won it all with the Red Sox, and then did the same thing for the Chicago Cubs would put Epstein in a class of his own.
He could be a cheap 4th/5th outfielder, but comes with risks. Phil Rogers says Wrigley isn’t getting the All-Star Game, Andrew Cashner could be back later this week, and Rudy Jaramillo hates day games.
That’s the wrong kind of sweep.
Ramirez is now available to be traded, but that’s pretty unlikely to happen. Whether he’s back in 2012, though, remains to be seen.
Cubs expect Cashner to pitch in Arizona Fall League, Mike Quade just doesn’t get it, Brett Jackson’s immediate future is still unclear, and Tyler Colvin is trying to improve.