Some sources say the Cubs are “definitely” pursuing Prince Fielder. Others say the Cubs don’t have the money. The latest on the top free agent left on the market.
Archive for December, 2011
Some Pun Involving the Word “Tender”: Today’s the Deadline to Tender Contracts to Arbitration-Eligibles
The Chicago Cubs have decisions to make on tendering contracts to their seven arbitration-eligible players: Jeff Baker, Blake DeWitt, Matt Garza, Koyie Hill, Geovany Soto, Ian Stewart and Randy Wells.
Braun’s test levels were “insanely high.” The Milwaukee star is fighting hard, Cubs TV revenue is revisited, Felix Pie is moving, and Kerry Wood is partying.
The latest on the reported PED test failure by Ryan Braun. What does it mean for the Cubs, what are the Brewers saying, and is there an explanation?
There’s money sitting on the table every year. Ryan Braun is defended, Theo and Jed are thinking, Casey Coleman is hoping, and Albert Pujols is committed.
This is ugly news for Braun, the Brewers, and all of baseball. But mostly the first two.
The Cubs’ new third baseman discusses himself. Tony Campana wins an award, the Chicago Cubs were “winners” at the Winter Meetings, and the Diamondbacks pick up a pitcher.
A former second round pick, Bianchi’s once-promising career has been derailed by injuries.
You know, for a relatively minor deal, there is a whole lot of acrimony. Is it deserved? What’s the future for Ian Stewart, and our faith in Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer?
Theo Epstein Adds More Detail to the Circumstances Upon Which Carlos Zambrano Could Return to the Cubs
It still doesn’t seem likely, but Epstein wants to make sure everyone knows it’s possible.
The Cubs took a chance on a high upside reliever yesterday in the Rule 5 Draft. He’s got the stuff, but it’s a long way from A-ball to the bigs.
Pujols leaving the Central meant something different to Epstein. Everybody’s mum on Darvish, more Rule 5 Draft info, Jim Hendry’s ready to return, and the Epstein compensation fight marches on.
Seems like quite a bit to give up for a third baseman who hasn’t done anything in two years.
Yes, they’re talking. And, yes, the Cubs are asking for a huge return.
The biggest positional domino (Albert Pujols) and the biggest pitching domino (CJ Wilson) just fell. So, where do things stand for the Cubs on a number of rumors?
Ten years, $250 to $260 million. And a full no-trade clause. St. Louis weeps.
The Cubs may pick up or lose some fringe prospects today. Live coverage of the Rule 5 Draft here.
He’s not a fan. The Rule 5 Draft is this morning, Carlos Pena is still on the Cubs’ payroll, compensation to the Padres should be easy, and Tim McCarver is an award-winner.