The latest from around MLB following a couple high profile injuries.
Month: January 2012
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.
Wood keeps spurning the White Sox. Theo Epstein doesn’t take players to arbitration, Yoenis Cespedes is a good fit, and the Cardinals get to party with the Chief.
Garza is the only remaining unsigned arbitration-eligible player on the Cubs.
The Cubs’ catcher was in his second year of arbitration.
Ricketts loves his new front office, has high hopes for Wrigley Field, is willing to eat some salary, and is happy to have the Carlos Zambrano situation behind him.
Most projections have Volstad earning between $2.5 million and $3 million in 2012, but is that a bit high?
The Cuban outfielder says the Cubs have shown more interest in him than any other team.
The draft poses problems and opportunities. Alfonso Soriano is staying positive, Brett Jackson could be a star, the Cubs could need approvals, and you could work for the Cubs.
A thorough recap of the 2012 Cubs Convention from a first-time CubsCon’er, with far more pictures than I remember taking.
The latest on a handful of players after a surprisingly rumor-filled weekend.
Player facilities obviously remain a “challenge” at Wrigley. A couple pitching prospects get a new home, optimism abounds (assuming health), and the Cubs are saving money.
The electronic board will not feature video replays, and is definitely something short of a jumbotron.
Darwin Barney leading off? Theo Epstein a star? Tom Ricketts loves Kerry Wood? Cubs players filing for arbitration? Anthony Rizzo a good kid?
Live coverage of the Convention is proving difficult. Starlin Castro issues a statement, Matt Garza isn’t bothered by trade rumors, and Prince Fielder keeps coming up.
As expected, and then not expected, and then expected again.
I can feel the squeal building within.
The latest from around MLB, with bits on how moves impact Matt Garza, how Yoenis Cespedes is trying to improve his offers, and how close the Cubs are to signing Kerry Wood.
Theo Epstein says that the Cubs need to put their young players in a position to know how to handle themselves when they come up to the big leagues.
The 2012 Cubs Convention kicks off today, and it should be an interesting time. Carlos Zambrano feels reborn, Starlin Castro gets advice, and Alfonso Soriano might get booed.
On a radio appearance today, Epstein convincingly lays out the case for minimal compensation going to Boston.
The Cubs continue to take baby steps toward technological relevance.
I’ll be heading out to the Cubs Convention tomorrow morning, so that affects the posting schedule around here. Also, if you’re headed to the Convention, here are the loose plans for a meet-up.
Castro will be in Chicago this weekend for the Cubs Convention and sources say he’ll meet with police. New Cubs manager Dale Sveum offers his thoughts on Castro.
The new guy isn’t looking to come in and change everything about Marmol.
Camp Colvin is no more. Spring games on WGN, Matt Garza’s increased effectiveness, signing bonuses for Cuban signees, and several Cubs are excited for the future.