The Red Sox still have the better roster, but things look grim in Boston. Epstein compensation is delayed again, everyone loves Dale Sveum, and the Cubs could consider another front office hire.
Archive for November, 2011
Theo and Jed wanted Sveum? Well, then I wanted Sveum.
Obsessive New Manager Watch: Theo Won’t Confirm, but Sveum Could Be Introduced by Tomorrow (UPDATE: Sveum to Be Introduced at 9am Tomorrow)
Theo says the Cubs are in the 9th inning in the managerial search. He might be the only person currently not saying Dale Sveum is a done deal. UPDATE: It’s official.
It’s hard to look at the Cardinals and laugh these days, but we can try.
It’s been over a month, guys. Let it go.
Wood may even get a two-year deal. More on Dale Sveum, Zambrano and Epstein, scouting in the DR, Mike Quade as Manager of the Year, and an AFL update.
Sveum has been offered the Cubs’ job, sources say, and many believe he’ll accept this week.
In, out, in, and out again – Francona doesn’t see the Cubs’ job as a good fit right now, and says he’d be better off sitting 2012 out.
Multiple sources say the Cubs are going to listen to offers on any player this Winter. The Cubs are reportedly looking at Bruce Chen, will “consider” re-signing Kerry Wood, and are in on another Cuban prospect.
The lefty is looking for at least four years and at least $56 million, so these could be some pricey meetings.
The Cubs will continue the process of following up with candidates this week, and hopefully narrow the list down to a final choice by the end of the week or early next week.
A deal could be for more than just Theo compensation, but it won’t involve prospective managers. Theo and Jed will meet Starlin Castro, Ryne Sandberg will probably head back to Philly, and not everyone loves the proposed CBA.
The new CBA could immediately cost the Cubs a draft pick, other Cubs-centric rumors, plus more news and rumors from around MLB.
Baseball America focuses on the Cubs’ 2011 draft and upper-level prospects in the Cubs’ system.
Two team sources say the Japanese ace is on the Cubs’ radar this Winter.