The 29-year-old lefty is coming off a good season ended early by a shoulder strain.
Archive for December, 2011
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.
Bidding closes at 4pm CT today, and the Chicago Cubs are expected to bid. But how high should they go? And how much will Darvish cost?
The trade market appears to be thin, to say the least. Zambrano says he’s training as hard as ever in the hopes of succeeding with the Cubs in 2012 – and beyond.
The former top prospect and excellent reliever has moved on to the Dodgers on a minor league deal with a Spring Training invitation.
And it isn’t just the looming specter of a Braun steroid scandal and suspension. Scott Boras is working for his clients, Brett Jackson might not be in Chicago for a while, and who’s on top in the NL Central?