January 2012

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.