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.
Archive for 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.