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.
Month: August 2011
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.
And so ends the Jim Hendry era. My (long) thoughts on the man who leaves and the man who stays.
At least one Tampa Bay beat writer says Friedman isn’t leaving the Rays.
Starting for AA Tennessee last night, Cashner looked and felt good.
It’s been a long year in the Cubs’ dugout. Aramis Ramirez says ESPN blew up the Starlin Castro thing, Tim Wilken clearly wants to stay, someone is defending Crane Kenney, and Gioskar Amaya is a big-time Cubs prospect.
The Braves got just enough off of Casey Coleman.
White Sox Assistant GM Rick Hahn is a favorite among the Chicago media for the Cubs’ open GM job.
With Jim Hendry out the door, how does special assistant Greg Maddux figure into the Cubs’ plans? Does Maddux even want to stay?
The Dodgers’ GM’s name keeps popping up, but would the Cubs really consider Colletti to replace Jim Hendry?
Some possible reasons for the Kenney hate, Mike Quade benches Starlin Castro, who apologizes, and Ryne Sandberg might be the next manager of the Cubs.
Ok, so maybe firing Jim Hendry didn’t have a magical, irrational impact on the team’s performance.
Ken Rosenthal says the Cubs have finally placed their first baseman on waivers.
The young, successful Tampa Bay GM could be a perfect fit for the Cubs’ job. Matt Garza and Carlos Pena are already offering their endorsement.
Ramirez’s agent says, with Jim Hendry gone, Ramirez is “probably going to at least look now and see what’s out there” after this season.
Hendry says he and Tom Ricketts believed the next GM might want some of the players Hendry could have traded, so Hendry held onto them.
A source says Ricketts felt out Cashman’s interest in the Cubs’ job as early as the All-Star break. Cashman says he wants to stay with the Yankees.
Young shortstop caught turning his back last night, Ricketts says Z not coming back, Cashner is coming back, and Cubs still hoping Wilken and Fleita come back.