Might the names be under wraps because there aren’t yet any names?
Month: December 2011
Was the Cubs’ bid really all that competitive?
A few new faces in the organization, and a bunch of promotions.
Expecting top prospects would probably set you up for disappointment. Reed Johnson is a Dale Sveum fan, Bryan LaHair is stating his case, and Brett Jackson reflects on his 2011 season.
The Cubs also get two prospects, as of yet unnamed. The deal is still pending physicals.
The 2012 Chicago Cubs could look vastly different than the 2011 Cubs. And that could mean good things in both the long and short term.
The latest on Prince Fielder, which may or may not be of continued interest to the Cubs.
Johnson would presumably resume his 4th/5th outfielder duties.
The new CBA, as expected, is a problem. The Cubs picked up another scout from the Red Sox, and may grab another former executive, as well. Tom Ricketts is interviewed, and the Yankees may be changing their stripes.
The Cubs are looking primarily at Reds’ pitcher Travis Wood.
If the Cubs move to rebuild, Marlon Byrd may be another name on the table. And one writer thinks there could be a great deal of interest.
With Yu Darvish off to Texas, Matt Garza becomes a prime target on the trade market. Sean Marshall is also drawing interest. Would the Cubs deal both, and what would it mean if they did?
Matt Dorey is the Cubs’ new national cross-checker, and he’ll be the last employee the Cubs take from the Red Sox for a long time.
If not PEDs, what did he take? Yoenis Cespedes is on track for January free agency, Andrew Cashner is on track for the 2012 season, and the would-be Wrigley bomber is on track for prison.
The winning bid came in at a reported $51.7 million. No word yet on what the Cubs bid.
The Cubs haven’t done much yet this offseason, but the rumor mill continues to churn. The latest from around baseball.
Obsessive Prince Fielder Watch: Cubs Are Still Interested … or Are They Throwing Up Multiple Smokescreens?
The Cubs want Fielder. The Cubs want Rizzo. They can’t want both, right?
The Latest on Yu Darvish: The Winning Bid Topped $51 Million, and an Announcement Could Come Tonight
Darvish’s agent says his team will announce its decision by tomorrow morning Japan time, and a report says the winning bid topped the winning Daisuke Matsuzaka bid.
The 40-man roster excuse doesn’t make as much sense anymore. The Cubs have two hitting coaches, the pitching coach looks forward to helping Big Z, and Cubs Hall of Famers are on TV.
What does yesterday’s big Reds/Padres trade mean for the Cubs, and, more specifically, what’s all this talk about first base prospect, Anthony Rizzo?
A delay in Cespedes’ DR residency has held up the free agency process.
But what did he really say, and what does it really mean? The Cubs’ coaching staff has been finalized, unlike the Theo Epstein compensation.
The 29-year-old lefty is coming off a good season ended early by a shoulder strain.
I’ve been using a certain photo of Prince Fielder for the Obsessive Prince Fielder Watch, and it occurs to me that this thing is ripe for captioning. I mean, just look at it. The possibilities are endless.
We’ve reached the point where, were I a fan of, say, the Mariners, I’d be thinking, “aw, crud, Fielder’s going to the Cubs.” But, as a Cubs fan, I still can’t see it as better than 50/50.
The latest news and rumors from around baseball touching on the Chicago Cubs.