My weekend in NYC at the fourth annual Blogs with Balls online sports media conference.
Archive for September, 2011
The Oakland A’s GM, and would-be movie star, is the next up in our series profiling the Chicago Cubs’ possible GM candidates.
No, Zambrano isn’t going to be managing the White Sox. But he might be joining Guillen in Miami.
Ryne Sandberg and the Cubs will “reconcile,” MLB will add a Wild Card, the Cubs can’t move Carlos Marmol, ‘Catching Hell’ is set to premier, and Wrigleyville West is marching forward.
Offensive struggles continue, “kids” or no “kids.”
The young reliever-cum-starter-cum-reliever-cum-starter-cum-reliever may be staying a reliever, contrary to prior plans (and Cashner’s wishes).
The pre-2011 offer of nine years and $22 million per year might be the Cardinals’ maximum offer.
Cubs’ broadcaster says he “saw things that made [him] uncomfortable,” and “a lot of them came true.”
The Cubs might have to turn to someone else to close come 2012. Mike Quade with another “kids lineup,” the “kids” play dress up, Wrigley Field keeps looking for financing, and Bryan LaHair looks to return.
Once again, the Cubs’ spoiler effort was spoiled.
Soriano doesn’t like batting 7th, but is also a bright spot in the clubhouse. Aramis Ramirez wants to go to a contender now, Carlos Marmol is struggling, Rodrigo Lopez wants to come back, and Albert Pujols is going to get paid.
Can’t spoil ’em all, I suppose. Well, not when your closer can’t throw strikes, anyway.
Ah, the kind of spoiling that feels good.
Massive criticism of Theo Epstein could be the Cubs’ gain. The Cubs are probably waiting for a chance at the big boys, but they might not actually land one of them.
With Aramis Ramirez on the way out, might Pena be less interested in returning? What the Cubs could do at 3B in 2012, Mike Quade’s source of confidence, and the awesomeness of Starlin Castro.