Apparently that makes Z want to return to the Cubs. Zambrano is supposed to pitch again in Venezuela soon, Bryan LaHair meets the bosses, and the Cubs are looking at a long-time Cardinal coach.
Month: December 2011
The Cubs have met with Wilson’s agent, and are gauging his market. Reports say Wilson has a six-year offer from a mystery team (likely not the Cubs).
The afternoon is considerably cooler than this morning, but there’s still plenty to discuss, including more on the big bats, a third base prospect, the market for Soriano, a few pitchers, and Yoenis Cespedes. And more.
The 36-year-old defensive standout is recovering from double hernia surgery.
The Lukewarm Stove is pretty hot, as the Winter Meetings kick off. Items on the big first basemen, Cubs trades, potential third basemen, and more.
Jim Hendry may have said it best. Theo Epstein explains his preference for younger players, Jose Reyes is expensive, Welington Castillo is playing, Pedro Martinez is retiring, and some meetings are happening.
A pre-Winter Meetings Lukewarm Stove featuring bits on Hiroki Kuroda, Yu Darvish, Matt Garza, Carlos Marmol, Chase Headley, Prince Fielder, Yoenis Cespedes, Mark Buehrle, and more.
It sounds like Garza’s agent believes something could happen this week. Governor Quinn appears to support Wrigley renovations, Ron Santo has the numbers, Ian Stewart is not an everyday player, and big dudes decline early.
Bosio’s been the favorite for a while now. The Rockies want Tyler Colvin or a pitching prospect for Ian Stewart, Dale Sveum wants Craig Counsell, and the Theo compensation issue still exists.
The Brewers might be making Prince Fielder a very beatable offer, Matt Garza is still available, the market for Carlos Marmol is improving, and more.
Both are 26, but DeWitt is cheaper and more versatile. Stewart has a much greater offensive upside, though.
Things seem to be getting only worse for the Chicago Cubs when it comes to the new CBA and rebuilding through the draft.
Relieving in 2012 doesn’t mean Cashner’s long-term future is in the bullpen. David DeJesus is expected to lead off, Bryan LaHair is a first baseman, Pujols should be a target, and Aramis Ramirez could sign soon.
Theo Epstein Speaks About the CBA, Matt Garza, Fielder/Pujols Rumors, Sean Marshall’s Role, and More
The Cubs President addressed a wide range of topics, from hot stove rumors to the Winter Meetings, to the Cubs’ strategy near and long-term, to a handful of specific Cubs.
DeJesus, in his own words, and a number of additional takes on the Cubs’ first free agent signing of the year.
The 33-year-old lefty could provide depth in the rotation or the bullpen … assuming he came cheaply enough.
A look at Soriano’s realistic trade value, and each of the AL teams to whom he could be traded.
Is Colvin the odd man out? David DeJesus buys a house, Kerry Wood says the Cubs “need” Carlos Zambrano, Josh Vitters is missing an opportunity, and the Cardinals are stuck.