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.
Month: December 2011
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.
No one believes he is still seriously considering the Cubs, but that doesn’t mean his decision isn’t holding up the Cubs.
The pitcher will be made available to the MLB team who bids the most … just to talk to him.
It was the Marlins, and it was Mark Buehrle. But it was something. Rumors still flying about Pujols, Fielder, Kuroda and Stewart, as well as bits on Ike Davis, Kerry Wood, and Yu Darvish. And more.
Four years and $58 million. UPDATE: Pondering the Carlos Zambrano-related implications.
As expected. If they sign elsewhere, the Cubs get a couple draft picks.