Archive for December, 2012

Lukewarm Stove: Soriano, Sanchez, Jackson, Porcello, More

Lukewarm Stove: Soriano, Sanchez, Jackson, Porcello, More

There was a lot of Alfonso Soriano chatter yesterday with Josh Hamilton signing. The Anibal Sanchez signing has a number of implications, plus more.

Instant Post-Mortem on Anibal Sanchez and the Chicago Cubs

Instant Post-Mortem on Anibal Sanchez and the Chicago Cubs

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)

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.)

by December 14, 2012 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Pretending Like We’re Not Just Obsessing About Anibal Sanchez and Other Bullets

Pretending Like We’re Not Just Obsessing About Anibal Sanchez and Other Bullets

There are other bits going on in the Cubs’ world. Of course, we all still just want to know about Anibal.

by December 14, 2012 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Rumors
Report: Cubs Make Serious Offer for Anibal Sanchez (UPDATES: He Gives Tigers Chance to Match)

Report: Cubs Make Serious Offer for Anibal Sanchez (UPDATES: He Gives Tigers Chance to Match)

It sounds like it could be for five years and $75 million, but he could be going back to Tigers.

by December 13, 2012 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Chicago Cubs Designate Jeff Beliveau for Assignment

Chicago Cubs Designate Jeff Beliveau for Assignment

The Cubs will now have 10 days to trade, waive, or release Beliveau.

Surprise: Angels Agree to Terms With Josh Hamilton (UPDATE: Sources Say It’s 5 Years, $125 Million)

Surprise: Angels Agree to Terms With Josh Hamilton (UPDATE: Sources Say It’s 5 Years, $125 Million)

They hadn’t been attached to the big-time outfielder all Winter, and signing him could cause serious ripples.

by December 13, 2012 MLB News and Rumors
Confronting the Tough Matt Garza Questions

Confronting the Tough Matt Garza Questions

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.

Cubs in on Another Veteran Reliever: Mike Adams

Cubs in on Another Veteran Reliever: Mike Adams

The 34-year-old righty is coming off a down, and injury-ended 2012 season. Before that, he was among the best in the game.

by December 13, 2012 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Prospects’ Progress: Rohan and Rosario

Prospects’ Progress: Rohan and Rosario

A couple of surprise prospects in 2012, each for very different reasons.

Sounds Like Ryan Dempster Could Be Headed to the Red Sox (UPDATE: Two Years, $26.5 Million)

Sounds Like Ryan Dempster Could Be Headed to the Red Sox (UPDATE: Two Years, $26.5 Million)

Ken Rosenthal reports the two sides are “close.” UPDATE: Looks closer than close now.

Other Teams Think the Cubs’ Future Looks Bright and Other Bullets

Other Teams Think the Cubs’ Future Looks Bright and Other Bullets

And it could include David Price, says Buster Olney, who clearly just wants to get us all riled up.

by December 13, 2012 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Rumors
Report: Cubs Set to Sign Korean Relief Pitcher Chang-Yong Lim (UPDATES: $5 Million Split Contract)

Report: Cubs Set to Sign Korean Relief Pitcher Chang-Yong Lim (UPDATES: $5 Million Split Contract)

The 36-year-old sidearmer is coming off his second Tommy John surgery.

by December 12, 2012 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Rumors