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.
Archive for November, 2011
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.
Epstein met with Zambrano yesterday, and outlined the process by which Zambrano can return to the Cubs for the 2012 season. That’s the story, anyway.
The Chicago Cubs’ third baseman will not be returning to the team in 2012 says his agent.
The Cubs aren’t kidding around. Theo hopes to settle his compensation issue this week, the CBA is close (but no cigar), Scott Boras talks about Fielder and Pena, and Shiraz Rehman has duties.
Jed Hoyer interviewed Hale via phone yesterday.
Matt Kemp gets big money, Jose Reyes probably will soon, the Marlins could move Hanley Ramirez and Gaby Sanchez, and Chase Headley might not be available yet. Plus plenty more from a busy weekend and Monday around baseball.