The new guy isn’t looking to come in and change everything about Marmol.
Month: January 2012
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.
Epstein continues to impress. Today, he candidly and carefully addressed the recent rash of Matt Garza trade rumors.
Things turn quickly. Or, appearances aren’t always as they seem. Some truism like that.
The move opens up a 40-man roster spot for Paul Maholm.
The recently-turned 22-year-old catcher-turned-pitcher is taking well to his new craft.
The latest from around the rumor mill as we run up to the Cubs Convention. Can the Cubs move Alfonso Soriano? How openly are the Cubs discussing a Matt Garza trade? Is Carlos Marmol a lock to return to the Cubs?
The Cubs’ newest prospects all slide into the organizational top 30 according to both men, and the Cubs’ system as a whole is on the rise.
I hop on a podcast to discuss Matt Garza, Paul Maholm and Prince Fielder. Maholm says his shoulder is all good, Bud Selig is coming back, and Koyie Hill will eat our souls.
Neither fact should be used to conclude anything about the truth or falsity of the sexual assault allegations.
The Maholm signing isn’t a “precursor” to another move, the Cubs have offered Kerry Wood a “substantial” raise, and Jeff Samardzija is expected to prepare to be a starter in Spring Training.
A source believes the Cubs and Wood aren’t going to be able to come to an agreement.
As always, there are a huge number of interesting sessions, and fun events.
At first glance, this looks like a steal for the Cubs.
Is signing Kerry Wood really just business? Randy Wells could be the odd man out, Jed Hoyer will be on TV, and Greg Maddux is a hipster.
The Cubs have been negotiating with Maholm for some time. His addition would bring the presumed members of the 2012 rotation to … six.
David Mick schools us in the sabermetrics associated with assigning “one number” to the players and prospects involved in a trade, leading us to the ultimate question: what is Matt Garza “worth”?
How far down the road is probably debatable, but it sounds like the talks are at least serious.
Most sources agree: the Cubs netted a pitcher of approximately equivalent value when they swapped Carlos Zambrano for Chris Volstad. But a lower maintenance pitcher, with more team control.