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.
Archive for January, 2012
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.
Marlon Byrd has lost 40 pounds and is getting ready to go for 2012.
A chance to get an early shot at some of the more exciting Cubs tickets in 2012.
One pundit thinks so, anyway. Fausto Carmona is no more, Fergie Jenkins may or may not like Theo Epstein, and Ryan Braun pleads his case.
He’ll head to Spring Training in the hopes of emerging as something more than “emergency depth.”
And that two million difference could have serious consequences.
Six opportunities to catch the Cubs on TV, and 30 total opportunities to watch or listen in total.
Multiple Sources: Efforts to Trade Matt Garza and the Timing of the Theo Epstein Compensation Resolution Are Related
The unknowns involved in the compensation fight could be causing the Cubs issues with respect to choosing the appropriate course with Matt Garza.
The 18-year-old lefty will be a free agent soon.
Cespedes hits his first DWL home run, and the overreactions swing in the other direction. Cespedes is being recruited, Sarah Spain is doing interviews, and Javier Baez is earning accolades.
Jaramillo will compete with Steve Clevenger and Welington Castillo for a chance to back up Geovany Soto this year.
Adding up the money already committed for 2012 is not a pretty exercise. Here’s a run-down of the dollars owed so far.
The latest from around MLB following a couple high profile injuries.
It’s not yet clear when and how the Commissioner will make his decision, but it may now be out of the Cubs’ and Red Sox’s hands.