The 34-year-old center fielder is owed $6.5 million next year, and his heir apparent – Brett Jackson – is likely to be ready.
Archive for September, 2011
He’s so fast and has such a good attitude, but, man, he just doesn’t get on base enough. Cubs prospects Marcus Hatley and Chris Carpenter are headed to the AFL and pissed, respectively. Details on the Rule 5 Draft and Brett Jackson’s future.
LaMar is connected to the Cubs in a number of ways, and satisfies many of Tom Ricketts’ criteria. But would the Cubs really consider LaMar?
The Reds stole this one.
Ken Rosenthal says the move may reveal Tom Ricketts as “dangerously naive.” I still don’t see why this is a huge deal.
Taking a page from Theo Epstein’s book, Rizzo “denies” interest in the Cubs’ job without actually saying anything about not having interest.
State-of-the-art facility will dramatically improve the Cubs’ standing in the Dominican Republic.
Oh Dusty. Sigh. The Cubs are expected to call up three more today and a couple more soon thereafter. Andrew Cashner is officially back, Starlin Castro loves shortstop, and Brett Jackson loves America.
Carlos Marmol is either dominant or atrocious. Or he’s just ok. Which he was today.
The Cubs welcome the Reds to Wrigley for a three-game set. It’s a good day to relax, make some burgers, and watch some baseball (…that has no bearing on any playoff races).
That’s why he’s not playing in the Arizona Fall League.
Tom Ricketts will be meeting with Wilken in a couple weeks to discuss both the farm system and Wilken’s contract.
Randy Wells is pitching well, but people keep asking about 2010. Carlos Marmol remains the Cubs’ closer, Oneri Fleita speaks about his extension, and Bryan LaHair and Tony Campana perform.
The Cubs avoid the sweep.
Is Tom Ricketts assuming the baseball presidency?
Derrek Lee exacts revenge, the bullpen had been excellent, Casey Coleman is fighting, Bryan LaHair is sitting, and Carlos Pena is loving on Carlos Zambrano.