Even on his way out the door, Carlos Zambrano has the ability to set the Chicago media off.
Archive for August, 2011
But what exactly will the Cubs’ owner say? The local press is now suggesting a Jim Hendry return, ditto Aramis Ramirez and Carlos Pena, the Players’ Association is grievancing at the Cubs, and the Cubs have signed another international prospect.
Some Cubs-related visual candy. Pretty awesome, if you ask me.
Source says Tom Ricketts has been meeting with Mayor Emanuel and other government officials over the past few weeks.
Everyone’s signing status, bonus amounts, who was overslot, and analysis of the Chicago Cubs’ 2011 draft. Yup – it’s long. But, given the state of the Cubs, it should put a smile on your face.
Finally, a national writer provides a source for what should have been obvious for months: Chicago Cubs GM Jim Hendry probably won’t return in that role next year.
Ryan Dempster says he doesn’t know if he’d welcome Z back, but there may be other teams out there interested in picking him up. Sammy Sosa says Z should be careful about retiring, and a reader shares his thoughts.
Marmol’s velocity remains a big problem, but Mike Quade seems to be avoiding the issue. Data on Marmol’s velocity issues, Tyler Colvin’s batting order preference, and prospect Josh Vitters is heating up.
First series loss in the last five, but at least it was to the best team in the league.
His career trajectory would support such a theory, but this is the first I’ve heard of it.
That Johnson and Wood were placed on waivers and claimed is not a huge surprise, but why in the world hasn’t Pena been placed on waivers?
Theories are flying about how the Cubs might rid themselves of Carlos Zambrano short of outright releasing him.
Cubs Scouting Director says the Cubs tore up the draft, Dan Vogelbach is a hard worker, Dillon Maples is excited to be a Cub, and Shawon Dunston, Jr. may have gotten some subtle nudges from his dad.
The Astros win it on a walk-off grand slam. What is this, April?
No one knows for sure what the announcement will be, but I’m betting it’s not about retaining Jim Hendry. Or maybe it is. Nobody really knows.
With a grievance hearing on the way, how will things play out for Zambrano and the Cubs? Was Zambrano the subject of Carlos Pena’s “chemistry” comments? And how much blame does Jim Hendry deserve?
Are we being braced for the Cubs’ refusal to go after Pujols/Fielder? A Jim Hendry gaffe, more on Dillon Maples and the Cubs’ draft, Tom Ricketts is in Boise, a pitching prospect gets a big promotion, and Alfonso Soriano has cleared waivers.
Each gets first round money, with Baez and Maples getting well over $2 million apiece. A scout offers his thoughts on Maples and Vogelbach.
The Cubs can suddenly beat good teams, bad teams, and now, almost teams.
Z says he’s sorry for what happened and for how he’s been pitching. He also says he wants to stay with the Cubs.