The winning bid came in at a reported $51.7 million. No word yet on what the Cubs bid.
Archive for December, 2011
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.
Grumble. They could be wrong, I suppose. More on Darvish, the Wrigley renovation, an international draft, a prospect list, and Tony LaRussa defending Albert Pujols.
But what exactly does that mean? And does it have anything to do with Yu Darvish?
A reader offers a different take on where things stand with respect to the new man in charge, Theo Epstein.
The Yankees recently won the rights to the middle infielder, but might be looking to trade him.
The bids are in on Yu Darvish, and the Cubs are among the bidders. Now, we wait. Carlos Zambrano is back on the mound, Kerry Wood reminisces, and the Aramis Ramirez sky isn’t falling.
Rumors that don’t exactly get the heart pumping, but could yield useful pieces.
The Cubs have made at least one $20 million investment this offseason.
The national media keeps saying the Cubs are a leading contender for Fielder, while the local media shies away. It’s probably worth considering the source.