A hyped prospect with so-so numbers and an unhyped prospect with good numbers?
Archive for December, 2012
The Financial Particulars on Chang-Yong Lim’s Contract with the Cubs, and a Lesson on Split Contracts
He’s getting a $100,000 signing bonus, and then Minor League pay until he makes the Major Leagues.
Starter or fourth outfielder? Why hasn’t he officially signed yet? What does his addition mean for the already-present outfielders?
The details are fuzzy, but it sounds like a very sad story.
He seems to be the in vogue target for the Chicago Cubs, but does he make sense, given the state of the organization?
The 36-year-old Korean reliever gets a two-year, split minor league deal.
Forget 2013 – what are the Cubs going to do about the rotation in 2014? Garza? Lincecum? Hughes? Johnson? … Price? Hernandez?
That figure looks to drop further in 2013, depending on how things play out.
The 28-year-old righty was a very good reliever with the Indians from 2007 to 2010.
A ton to discuss on the rumor mill, including the big trade on the verge of going down, and the Cubs/Phillies outfield connection.
What happened this week, and where do the Cubs go from here? Expect to hear names like Edwin Jackson, Shaun Marcum, Carlos Villanueva, and Francisco Liriano.
Their search for a late-inning reliever continues. R.A. Dickey is almost a Blue Jay, and the Cubs’ 40-man roster is clarified.
There was a lot of Alfonso Soriano chatter yesterday with Josh Hamilton signing. The Anibal Sanchez signing has a number of implications, plus more.
What may have been the best free agent fit for the Cubs is headed back to the Tigers.
Obsessive Anibal Sanchez Watch: Cubs Reportedly Increase Offer (UPDATE: Sanchez Re-Signing With Detroit)
Up slightly from $75 million over five years to $77.5 million. (UPDATE: Reportedly signing with Tigers for 5/$80M.)
There are other bits going on in the Cubs’ world. Of course, we all still just want to know about Anibal.
It sounds like it could be for five years and $75 million, but he could be going back to Tigers.
The Cubs will now have 10 days to trade, waive, or release Beliveau.
They hadn’t been attached to the big-time outfielder all Winter, and signing him could cause serious ripples.
The Cubs’ affection for Garza, coupled with his injury, coupled with his impending free agency, coupled with a dearth of starting pitching talent … it’s a perfect storm.