Garza requested a lofty $12.5 million and the Cubs offered just $7.95 million.
Month: January 2012
The former Chicago Cubs GM will be a Special Assistant to Brian Cashman.
None of the conditions look likely to hold anything up, and the changes are still expected to be in place for Opening Day.
Cespedes’ agent expects the outfielder to be coming to the States for face-to-face meetings in the next week or two.
But other reports say nothing is imminent. Ah, the Theo Epstein compensation carousel. How we’ve missed you. Not.
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.
No huge surprises, with the most interesting names being Brett Jackson, Trey McNutt, Dae-Eun Rhee, and Jae-Hoon Ha.
The latest set of rumors has the Rays possibly interested in Geovany Soto, among other noteworthy bits.
The 38-year-old gets an invite to Spring Training, where he’ll compete for a bullpen spot.
A deeper look at the Chicago Cubs’ deep farm system.
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.
Some words of caution before we all spiral out of control with unfounded concerns about the Theo Epstein compensation issue.
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.
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.
It’s been too long between Garfield Minus Garfield Plus appearances. And this season will feature the 10th anniversary of an infamous moment in White Sox history.
The Lukewarm Stove is pretty obsessed with Yoenis Cespedes at this point, as you’d expect.
I want to party with them. Cespedes and Soler would be top five prospects, Keith Law discusses two current prospects, and Tony Campana knows where his bread is buttered.
Corpas gets a non-roster invite to Spring Training instead. Swell.
As you’d expect, they are Brett Jackson, Anthony Rizzo and Javier Baez.
Hopefully Bosio will have more success this year than Mark Riggins had last year – or at least, more success than it originally looked like Riggins was having.
It may still be unlikely, but what’s wrong with cheering for a huge LaHair season in 2012? Rudy Jaramillo lends a hand, Chicago ad men are upset, and a meta discussion on the nature of reporting rumors nowadays.
Things are looking up for the Cubs, but, hey, anything can happen.
A thorough rundown of the criteria used in deciding an arbitration case, the Cubs’ best arguments, and Matt Garza’s best arguments.
The Tigers signed Prince Fielder – what does it mean for Matt Garza and Yoenis Cespedes? Plus bits on others, and all that.
If he can keep pitching like he did in the second half of 2011, it’s easy to see why the Cubs think he has a chance to succeed as a starter in 2012.
LaRussa will be back for the 2012 All-Star Game. The Cubs may have saved some money on Carlos Zambrano, the Cubs don’t have a cleanup hitter, and the Cubs are still a “favorite” to win it all.