A mini-recap of events, Mike Quade is incredibly angry, Aramis Ramirez thinks it was extreme, Marlon Byrd says Zambrano may be gone, Geovany Soto was “shocked,” and Zambrano’s agent is mum.
Month: August 2011
Cubs’ GM said almost immediately after Zambrano’s threat that the Cubs intend to “respect his wishes and honor them and move forward.”
Cleans out his locker after being ejected, and tells the team trainer he’s retiring.
Oh yeah. Good baseball teams are good at baseball.
Mike Quade says he’s not going to hand the right field job to Tyler Colvin, despite GM Jim Hendry’s wishes. Might Hendry trade Reed Johnson to force Quade’s hand?
Gretzky is now officially signed, but uncertainty continues to surround the Cubs’ other overslot picks.
The Barney supporters won’t like this one. Andrew Cashner says he’ll be back in September, Mike Quade puzzles over Jeff Samardzija, the Cubs are spending big on the draft, Dave Bush is gone, Abner Abreu is raking, and a Cubs prospect is suspended.
The Cubs are now 9-2 since July 31.
Darvish may become available this Winter, but will come with a heavy posting fee a la Daisuke Matsuzaka.
It sounds like top prospect Brett Jackson may not be called up in September, but, upon reflection, that’s probably the right decision.
Tony Zych, Tayler Scott and John Andreoli are on board, but Shawon Dunston, Jr. and Ricky Jacquez may not be. I corresponded a bit with the latter two.
Ron Santo’s beautiful statue has been unveiled, Jeff Samardzija still wants to start, the Cubs are homer fiends, Aramis Ramirez is coming down to earth, and Chris Rusin is a prospect name to know.
The Cubs win one for Ronnie.
If the Padres put Heath Bell on waivers this month, the Cubs should claim him. Here’s why.
Baez is all but signed. Dunston and Scott are likely to sign, but Maples and Jacquez are less certain, says Callis.
Meanwhile, Casey Coleman is actually pitching quite well at AAA.
A future return to the rotation for Samardzija hasn’t been ruled out, “major Cubs moves” are coming, Gioskar Amaya is another prospect to know, Ron Santo belongs in the Hall, and baseball viewership is up.
Not going to make the cheap “Cubs can’t even beat Wang this year” joke. Too classy.
The Chicago Cubs’ top positional prospect is tearing up AAA, and could push Marlon Byrd right out the door.