A few new faces in the organization, and a bunch of promotions.
Archive for December, 2011
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.