Epstein ultimately came to the conclusion that Zambrano could not regain the trust of his teammates, and of the organization as a whole.
Month: January 2012
A long list of events and attendees should make for a good time. Chris Volstad looks forward to Wrigley, Dave Duncan is stepping down, the Cubs rotation has depth, and the Galaxy has an All-Star team.
I can’t say I’ll miss Carlos Zambrano. But I’ll certainly miss watching him.
Each utility player gets a minor league deal, and should provide the Cubs with some AAA depth.
Remember the fight about the 30 days’ pay the Cubs withheld from Zambrano? It’s settled.
The latest from the rumor mill around baseball, with (I must confess) a heavy emphasis on Matt Garza.
The downside is obvious based on Volstad’s last three seasons, but what about the upside for the 25-year-old righty?
Most in the media react as you would expect them to. The Zambrano trade could remove the Marlins from the Matt Garza market, Bryan LaHair is the starting first baseman “right now,” and Spring Training tickets are on sale.
Report: Chicago Cubs “Close” to Trading Carlos Zambrano to the Florida Marlins (UPDATE – Z for Chris Volstad is Done)
Oh my. It’s been suspected (expected?) for some time now, but it looks like Zambrano could finally be on the way out. UPDATES aplenty.
CSN’s Dave Kaplan is interviewing Chicago Cubs President of Baseball Operations Theo Epstein over the next hour, and I’ll be covering it live here.
If you don’t want to know the latest in the Matt Garza trade rumor talks, save yourself. Go have a sandwich.
A bunch of top Cubs prospects will be in attendance.
The reserve outfielder/diving instructor gets $1.15 million. Carlos Zambrano has been lucky this Winter, Ronald Torreyes is a good prospect, and Carlos Silva heads to Boston.
The Nationals are either the front-runner for Fielder, or they aren’t even pursuing him. Such is the nature of rumors, and a reminder to us all.
Coco Crisp has decided on a team, but he’s keeping it under his hat. Carlos Marmol has heard the rumors, Edwin Jackson wants big money, and the Cubs might have to move an outfielder.
According to a couple of reports, the Yankees and Blue Jays are finding the Cubs’ asking price on Matt Garza to be awfully steep. Good.
Run fast if you want Wrigley ivy. Ryan Braun probably won’t win his appeal, the Cubs sign a Mexican youngster, and a new stat can tell just how slow Geovany Soto is.
There are legitimate reasons for the Chicago Cubs to trade Matt Garza, but a September 21st incident with former manager Mike Quade isn’t one of them.
But does it matter? Are the Cubs even interested, given how their offseason is shaking out?
The Tigers, Blue Jays, Yankees, Red Sox, Marlins, and possibly Rangers all remain involved to some extent.
Thunder Matt could return, Yoenis Cespedes could sign, Andre Ethier could be traded (?), and the Cubs could ink a new TV contract (eventually).
On holidays, the Bullets consume the Lukewarm Stove. Matt Garza is attached to the Tigers and Marlins, Prince Fielder is strongly attached to the Cubs, and more Hall of Fame voting.