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?
Archive for December, 2011
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.
With the Padres off the market for a closer, did the Cubs just lose their best bargaining chip in trying to get Chase Headley? Maybe they’re trying to regain a little negotiating leverage.
As the Pujols turns … it’s the third day in Dallas at baseball’s Winter Meetings. Here’s another roundup of the latest rumors.
What happened to the incredibly active Winter Meetings we were supposed to have? My guess: Albert Pujols happened.
The Cubs have the pitcher to go far, says Sveum. Hmm. David DeJesus is probably leading off, Jed Hoyer doesn’t like no-trade clauses, and the coaching staff should be finalized soon.
Winter Meetings Tuesday Evening: Fielder, Pujols, Darvish, Soriano, Gonzalez, Cespedes, Danks, Beckham
More of the latest from the Winter Meetings. Albert Pujols is close to a decision, the Cubs are probably in on Prince Fielder, the Cubs might not be in on Yu Darvish, and much, much more.