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.
Archive for January, 2012
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.
Yoenis Cespedes: Resident of the Dominican Republic (UPDATE: And One Report Says Cespedes is Officially a Free Agent Now)
The major hurdle to Cespdes’ impending free agency has now been cleared.
Scott Boras pulls the strings masterfully, once again.
The Yankees are looking to pick up a bat in exchange for some surplus pitching, Yoenis Cespedes may (finally) be nearing free agency, and Prince Fielder is still somehow relevant.
The new LED board in right field is probably just the beginning of additional revenue-generating opportunities coming to Wrigley Field.
Dan Patrick says he’s heard Braun could be cleared of PED charges. The “Cubs” like to dance, the White Sox have a superior rotation, and Wrigley’s gone country.
Cubs Prospects Continue to Get the Love – Brett Jackson is the 5th Best Outfield Prospect in Baseball
On the offensive side, the Cubs’ farm system already looks bright. About those pitchers…
A trio of Cubans are taking center stage on the Lukewarm Stove, but some old rumors are lingering.
The Cubs’ de facto ace says he’d be open to staying in Chicago long term.
Yesterday’s scout per diem kerfuffle could be much ado about nothing. The Cubs’ farm system is what we think it is, the Dodgers could sell for almost double the Cubs, and Canadian baseball players, eh.
Anthony Rizzo and Dan Vogelbach turn things around for the Cubs. A departed first baseman nets the Cubs a draft pick, the Cubs may be cutting costs, and Alfonso Soriano is a super nice guy.
His on/off year pattern could continue in 2012. The Cubs’ payroll probably won’t grow much more, Matt Garza understands business, and the Cubs (probably) sign a middle infielder.
Pena was a Type B free agent in the last year of that designation, so the Cubs get themselves a high pick for his departure.
The Tigers don’t much want Soriano or Byrd, but might still want Garza. The Rangers aren’t going to be in on Garza anymore, and the Orioles aren’t going to be in on Soriano.