Who’s happy, who’s not, and what do all the men involved think about the conclusion of the long, long Theo Epstein compensation drama.
Archive for February, 2012
First? Second? Third? Fourth? Fifth? I could probably keep going. The Cubs’ batting order is going to be fertile ground for discussion this Spring, and beyond.
A Cubs fan has pulled a fast one on the Boston Red Sox, which is swell. Dale Sveum wants two lefties, the Cubs still want Jorge Soler, and Paul Maholm wants more oxygen.
Brett Jackson, Anthony Rizzo, and Javier Baez unsurprisingly feature, but so does Matt Szczur.
The teams will swap PTBNLs at some point, but the ordeal is mostly over.
The big righty was a great reliever last year, but he wants to be a great starter this year.
Dale Sveum sounds like a Bryan LaHair fan, Ryan Dempster sounds ready to go, Yadier Molina sounds ready to leave the Cardinals, and Homer at the Bat.
Some comments today from the Cubs’ top pitching prospect could be cause for a tiny bit of alarm.
A fitter Marmol, with better mechanics and a refined repertoire, could return to form in 2012. That would be swell.
Garza was the star attraction this weekend in Mesa, and he was asked to speak on an impressively wide range of topics.
That gives them the 8th highest pool with which to work.
Marlon Byrd has a serious new tattoo, in which he tells the world a bit about himself and his attitude.
Sveum says Samardzija is “built to start.” Sveum is thrilled to be in Mesa, John Gaub’s back is ailing, and Jim Hendry is still a nice guy who had only modest success.