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.
Archive for August, 2011
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.
Well, the Brewers are kinda good right now.
But there’s actually good explanation. Darwin Barney says the defense will improve, Ryan Dempster is a pitching coach, Andrew Cashner had a perfect outing, and Jim Hendry is still a nice guy.
Miller Park continues to be particularly friendly to the Brewers.
The expectation is that, while the renovations will not be complete by 2014, they will be done by 2016.
A top ten list of the best Chicago Cubs prospects following the draft signing period.
If you don’t remember who Dan Evans is, you’re not alone.
The 28-year-old non-prospect is so thoroughly destroying AAA that it’s too hard to ignore. Matt Garza is unlucky, Mike Quade doesn’t understand waivers, Jim Hendry is getting the boot again, and Alfonso Soriano loves fastballs.
The Hendryless Pixie Dust has worn off.
An almost insurmountable pile of Chicago Cubs general manager news and rumors. Dig in.
The Boston Red Sox GM is unlikely to come to the Cubs, but it’s no longer as far-fetched as it once seemed.
Would he give the Cubs another salary break, though? Bud Selig is a big fan of Tom Ricketts and Wrigley Field, one writer says Ozzie Guillen could switch sides, and the Cubs’ farm system is middle-of-the-pack.
Tom Ricketts has already started gathering intelligence on Colletti, and one attraction is the likelihood that he’d bring Ryne Sandberg into the fold. Seriously?
The Yankees claimed Pena, but the Cubs couldn’t (or wouldn’t) work out a trade.
The Cubs have actually had a good record in one-run games this year. Go figure.
Phil Rogers says the Cubs are considering claiming Floyd in what would be the first step of putting together a multi-player trade.
Clearly Pena’s contract situation isn’t as simple as has been reported. UPDATE: Ken Rosenthal explains a bit more about Pena’s contract, and it’s the Yankees doing the claiming.