Gretzky is now officially signed, but uncertainty continues to surround the Cubs’ other overslot picks.
Archive for August, 2011
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.
Draft Update: Cubs Sign Rock Shoulders, Trevor Gretzky Goes to “Unsigned,” and What About Dan Vogelbach?
25th round high school first baseman Shoulders gets 3rd round money, Trevor Gretzky is now technically unsigned, and does the status of either affect the possible signing of second round first baseman Dan Vogelbach?
Jonah Keri says the Chicago Cubs’ July 31 trade deadline approach was pretty bad. The worst in baseball, actually.
Negrin appears to be a 27-year-old right-handed reliever. But, as strange as it sounds, it’s hard to be sure.
Dombrowski has signed an extension with the Tigers, Starlin Castro is awesome, Ron Santo has a statue, Mike Quade is clueless, Carlos Zambrano is powerful, and Marco Hernandez is a kid to know.
Carlos Pena says the Chicago Cubs just need to improve their “chemistry.” And now, for your consideration, a silly picture featuring a cat.
The Pittsburgh Pirates have lost 10 in a row, four of which came in the middle of the Cubs’ recent seven-game winning streak. How impressed, therefore, should we really be with the Cubs?