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.
Archive for December, 2011
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?
Though already 26, there are reasons to be hopeful for Weathers’ future. He’s certainly got an arm on him.
The Cubs, of course, are not alone in their pursuit of the 27-year-old first baseman.
Scott is seen as a possible fall-back option at first base, and Saunders could be a solid back-of-the-rotation starter. Other non-tender notes, including tendered first baseman, Kendrys Morales.
A visual depiction of Cubs’ 3B in the 30 years between Santo and Ramirez. Matt Garza could be in line for an extension, Carlos Zambrano is back to what he loves, and Robert Coello is gone.
The Cubs tendered contracts to everyone eligible except back-up catcher Koyie Hill.