The Cubs’ GM is headed out to the GM Meetings, and gives a view to his mindset.
Month: November 2012
The 25-year-old is entering the posting process, and the Cubs are reviewing whatever data they can find.
No real surprises on the list.
Contrary to ASU’s accusations about the Cubs, the Mayor says ASU became difficult to deal with. Adrian Cardenas may be gone, and Jairo Asencio is gone.
The oft-injured righty could be a perfect fit for what the Cubs hope to accomplish in 2013.
Watch out, nerds.
A couple of interesting footnotes to the Haren/Marmol swap that wasn’t.
Wish the Cubs had never lost Casey McGehee? Haven’t seen what he’s done the last two years?
The Cubs need a center fielder, but it’s a good offseason for that.
Starting on Tuesday, team GMs will head to California to meet and discuss their rosters. Money is coming, Tony Zych looked good, and qualifying offer tallies.
How did that happen? What exactly happened? What happens now?
Carlos Marmol May Have Been Traded to the Angels, and it May Be for Dan Haren (UPDATE: Deal Off, Haren Free Agent)
May wind up being for the best.
What are those Dempster/Cubs discussions like, and how did they start? And why is Jed Hoyer confirming it? Also, Nyjer Morgan? Yikes.
The 25-year-old reliever will presumably be a candidate for the bullpen next year.
We’d speculated it earlier in the week, and now there’s a national report to match the speculation. (UPDATES: More confirmations of Cubs’ interest.)
Governor Quinn got his way on the Illinois Sports Facilities Authority.
He spent the last couple years as a roving hitting instructor in the Blue Jays organization.
ASU isn’t too happy about it, and wants to make sure everyone knows.
He’ll join Eric Karros as the two formal candidates of which we’re aware. Also, some second base prospects get some love.
A Complete Transcript of Tonight’s Season Ticket Holder Conference Call With Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer
I was fortunate enough to sit in on tonight’s call, and I scribbled notes furiously. Enjoy.
Oh My: Carrie Muskat Says the Cubs Have Been in Contact with Ryan Dempster’s Agent (UPDATE: “Far From Serious”)
Yeah, you read that correctly. What that contact means, we don’t yet know. (UPDATE: Doug Padilla says the talks are “far from serious.”)
The free agent market opened up a bit more this week, and here’s a look at how a handful of names might impact the Cubs’ offseason plans.
If I could oversimplify it, he’s the Astros’ resident Internet nerd.
A young riser and an older … faller?
Joe Mather is gone, Eric Karros is favored, Starlin Castro’s agent is fired, and we’re having a Little Boy.