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?
Archive for December, 2011
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.
He’s expected to get three years at $10 to $12 million per year.
The latest news and rumors from around the league, touching on the Chicago Cubs. Bits on Kendrys Morales, Yoenis Cespedes, Matt Garza, Ervin Santana, and more.
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.
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.