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Archive for January, 2012

Report: Matt Garza’s Arbitration Hearing is Scheduled for This Friday

Report: Matt Garza’s Arbitration Hearing is Scheduled for This Friday

Garza requested a lofty $12.5 million and the Cubs offered just $7.95 million.

by January 31, 2012 Chicago Cubs News
Source Says the New York Yankees Have Hired Jim Hendry

Source Says the New York Yankees Have Hired Jim Hendry

The former Chicago Cubs GM will be a Special Assistant to Brian Cashman.

by January 31, 2012 Chicago Cubs News, MLB News and Rumors
Changes to Right Field at Wrigley Field Are Expected to Be Approved with a Few Minor Conditions

Changes to Right Field at Wrigley Field Are Expected to Be Approved with a Few Minor Conditions

None of the conditions look likely to hold anything up, and the changes are still expected to be in place for Opening Day.

by January 31, 2012 Chicago Cubs News
Obsessive Yoenis Cespedes Watch: It Could Be Another 7 to 10 Days

Obsessive Yoenis Cespedes Watch: It Could Be Another 7 to 10 Days

Cespedes’ agent expects the outfielder to be coming to the States for face-to-face meetings in the next week or two.

by January 31, 2012 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors
Theo Epstein Thinks His Compensation Issue Should Be Resolved “Soon”

Theo Epstein Thinks His Compensation Issue Should Be Resolved “Soon”

But other reports say nothing is imminent. Ah, the Theo Epstein compensation carousel. How we’ve missed you. Not.

Cognitive Dissonance About the Miami Marlins and Other Bullets

Cognitive Dissonance About the Miami Marlins and Other Bullets

Should we root for the Marlins to fail? The Astros will stay the Astros, the Cubs don’t have a three-hitter, and Marlon Byrd is a top center fielder.

by January 31, 2012 Chicago Cubs News, MLB News and Rumors
The Full List of 2012 Chicago Cubs Spring Training Non-Roster Invites

The Full List of 2012 Chicago Cubs Spring Training Non-Roster Invites

No huge surprises, with the most interesting names being Brett Jackson, Trey McNutt, Dae-Eun Rhee, and Jae-Hoon Ha.

Lukewarm Stove: Soto, Garza, Cespedes, Concepcion, Oswalt, Jackson

Lukewarm Stove: Soto, Garza, Cespedes, Concepcion, Oswalt, Jackson

The latest set of rumors has the Rays possibly interested in Geovany Soto, among other noteworthy bits.

by January 30, 2012 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors
Chicago Cubs Sign Lefty Trever Miller to Minor League Deal

Chicago Cubs Sign Lefty Trever Miller to Minor League Deal

The 38-year-old gets an invite to Spring Training, where he’ll compete for a bullpen spot.

by January 30, 2012 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Transactions
Baseball America Names the Top 31 Chicago Cubs Prospects for 2012

Baseball America Names the Top 31 Chicago Cubs Prospects for 2012

A deeper look at the Chicago Cubs’ deep farm system.

by January 30, 2012 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
A Hiccup in Adding Another Wild Card for 2012 and Other Bullets

A Hiccup in Adding Another Wild Card for 2012 and Other Bullets

Could be a tight fit in the schedule. The Dodgers will cost twice as much as the Cubs, the Cubs still owe the Padres, and Aramis Ramirez is moving on.

Oh No! AL GM Says Selig Will “Give the Red Sox a Significant Player” … Stop. Breathe.

Oh No! AL GM Says Selig Will “Give the Red Sox a Significant Player” … Stop. Breathe.

Some words of caution before we all spiral out of control with unfounded concerns about the Theo Epstein compensation issue.

by January 29, 2012 Analysis and Commentary, Chicago Cubs Rumors
It’s a Big Year for Josh Vitters and Other Bullets

It’s a Big Year for Josh Vitters and Other Bullets

The 22-year-old needs to convince the Cubs that he deserves a long-term spot with the team. Roy Oswalt might not be a Cardinal, Adam Dunn is bad, and Boston folks are salty.

Emperor Selig Confirms He’ll Decide Theo Compensation Issue and Other Bullets

Emperor Selig Confirms He’ll Decide Theo Compensation Issue and Other Bullets

He hopes the decision will be “expeditious.” Something, something dark side. Bobby Scales is coming back, a second Wild Card is coming this year, and Roy Oswalt is coming to the Cards.

by January 28, 2012 Chicago Cubs News, MLB News and Rumors

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