Blake Parker in, Alex Hinshaw out.
Month: August 2012
Let’s get happy.
Based on his reported birthdate, Soriano was 30 when he signed with the Cubs. I’m assuming this was nothing more than a misspeak.
Castro will reportedly get a $6 million signing bonus, and no no-trade clause.
Specifically, at the tear-down by the front office (which is a nice way of saying he’s surprised at just how bad the Cubs are).
The minor league seasons have less than a week left.
Things got really ugly …
Can’t get enough of the Brewers!
Brenly’s most recent four-year contract is up at the end of this year, but it sounds like he’d like to return to WGN and the Cubs.
Chicago Cubs Reportedly to Acquire Catcher Anthony Recker (UPDATE: For Blake Lalli; Scott Maine DFA’d)
The soon-to-be-29-year-old catcher could be up with the Cubs in September.
There is a window before which teams are not supposed to discuss re-affiliation. We haven’t reached that window yet.
If Volstad pitches well through the end of the year, does he get a contract for next year? A rotation spot?
Will the Cubs regret not being able to sign Rhett Wiseman? Plus the usual scores and stories.
Even if the game had gone the full nine, the Cubs were taking this one.
Chris Volstad takes the ball in the rubber game.
The production is creeping up while the strikeouts are creeping down. It’s still a tiny sample size, and the changes are incremental. But it’s something.
The Cubs* are going to the playoffs! Well, the Hawks, anyway.
Hooray for Brett Jackson, boo for almost everyone else.
More youth on display by both teams.