Matt Garza rumors continue, Anthony Rizzo remains a target, more details on Albert Pujols’ contract, the Nationals might be targeting Prince Fielder, and it’s been a long, good year at BN.
Month: December 2011
They aren’t the Cubans you’ve been hearing about, but they could be legitimate prospects.
From the sound of things, Boras and his client are not getting the offers they expected.
A handful of Chicago Cubs prospects collect some imaginary hardware.
Notable quotes from the year has a startling omission. Jed Hoyer is a daddy, Bryan LaHair is VWL pitching’s daddy, Albert Pujols is the Angels’ daddy, and a little girl doesn’t much like her daddy.
Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers supports his close friend, Ryan Braun.
It turns out there’s still plenty to discuss on the Lukewarm Stove, include bits on Marlon Byrd, Kerry Wood, Carlos Marmol, Brad Lidge, Edwin Jackson, and much more.
There’s a great deal of smoke surrounding these Matt Garza trade talks, but with so many teams still involved, and the stakes so high for both sides in a trade, anything could happen.
Z’s second post-facial injury start was not great, the 2011 Cubs were bad, Wrigley Field caught fire, and Tom Ricketts looks forward to the future.
Trade talks are both serious and ongoing, but how likely is Garza to actually be moved? If he’s not moved, is there another option?
Even if Fielder would take a three-year deal, would the Cubs want to make that kind of offer?
A closer look at the two newest Chicago Cubs prospects, outfielder Dave Sappelt and second baseman Ronald Torreyes.
The reserve outfielder is optimistic about 2012. Jed Hoyer was brilliant in San Diego, the Cubs’ payroll was one of few decliners last year, and Manny Corpas’ deal with the Cubs is pretty reasonable.
The latest Cubs rumors are heavy on the “sell side” of the equation.
The Cubs remain interested in both players, and free agency is coming soon for each. But are some of the other large market clubs still in on Cespedes?
With two new pitchers on the 40-man, the Cubs are running out of room. For now. Jeff Samardzija may get a crack at the rotation, Matt Dorey is excited about the Cubs, and Carlos Zambrano is “Bush League.”
The reliever/starter gets a non-guaranteed deal, as does reliever Manny Corpas.
The switch-hitting 29-year-old will compete for a back-up job on the Cubs in 2012.
The latest on Matt Garza and Carlos Marmol trade talks, Prince Fielder’s many suitors and lofty demands, the Cubs’ plans at first base, and the possibility of shopping Ryan Dempster.
Reflecting on a changed holiday season, and a site note on limited posting through Tuesday.
The Marshall trade was a good one, but that doesn’t mean the man won’t be missed. Marshall has a positive attitude about the trade, the Cubs are touting a Garza extension, and prospect Mark Malave has had a good start.
Theo Epstein Speaks on the Marshall Trade, on Travis Wood and the Prospects Acquired, and on Matt Garza
He’s sad to see Marshall go, excited to see Wood,Torreyes and Sappelt arrive, and non-committal about Garza’s future.
The Cardinals sign Beltran on a two-year deal, the Marshall deal could be announced today, the Garza market has changed again, and the Peoria Chiefs may have money troubles.
The 29-year-old reliever didn’t pitch in 2011 after Tommy John surgery.
The latest news and rumors from around the league. If the rumors look the same, is the Cubs’ strategy really changing?