November 2011

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Lukewarm Stove: Fielder, Garza, Cespedes, Darvish, Crawford, Soto, Marmol

Lukewarm Stove: Fielder, Garza, Cespedes, Darvish, Crawford, Soto, Marmol

Pre-Thanksgiving bits on Prince Fielder, Matt Garza, Yoenis Cespedes, Yu Darvish, Carl Crawford, Geovany Soto, Carlos Marmol and more.

Lukewarm Stove: The Cubs and Angels Have Discussed Geovany Soto, Carlos Marmol, and Hank Conger

Lukewarm Stove: The Cubs and Angels Have Discussed Geovany Soto, Carlos Marmol, and Hank Conger

Carlos Marmol is clearly a tradable piece, but what about Geovany Soto? And is Hank Conger an intriguing trade target?

Adjusting to a Shifting Landscape and Other CBA Bullets

Adjusting to a Shifting Landscape and Other CBA Bullets

The world that was is no more. But it’s still going to take a long time for the Cubs to feel all the CBA changes. Tons on the CBA, Epstein/Hoyer compensation, Cubs’ plans, and Z’s face.

Lukewarm Stove: Carlos Marmol’s Value on the Trade Market

Lukewarm Stove: Carlos Marmol’s Value on the Trade Market

The arrow on Marmol’s value is pointing in the right direction.

The New CBA is Announced: Draft, Free Agency, HGH Testing, Instant Replay Among the Notable Changes

The New CBA is Announced: Draft, Free Agency, HGH Testing, Instant Replay Among the Notable Changes

The new CBA changes a number of things in dramatic ways. The draft and international free agency are wildly different. Ditto free agent compensation.

Soxenfreude: Kenny Williams for a Day

Soxenfreude: Kenny Williams for a Day

A burglar apparently really wanted to live the life of Chicago White Sox GM Kenny Williams.

Lukewarm Stove: The Hard Sell on Yoenis Cespedes?

Lukewarm Stove: The Hard Sell on Yoenis Cespedes?

Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer have been to the Dominican Republic to see the Cuban star, and possibly meet with his advisor. What might it mean?

The Gravity of the Cubs’ Farm System Woes and Other Bullets

The Gravity of the Cubs’ Farm System Woes and Other Bullets

I didn’t know just how bad it’s been. Dale Sveum talks about pitch counts, Ryne Sandberg returns to the Iron Pigs, Matt Garza is not valuable, and Marlon Byrd is thankful.