It’s very easy to talk about “years,” but it’s another thing to live them. When are the Cubs going to start spending money again, anyway?
Archive for December, 2012
One of the Cubs’ better infield prospects (about whom you’ve heard little), and a pitching prospect (about whom you’ve heard little).
The Dodgers’ spending spree is likely to spark debate about the importance of spending a lot of money on payroll.
Including, of course, uber prospect Wil Myers. Any impact to the Cubs here?
With Greinke signed, you can expect an uptick in activity. And things might get interesting in the Cubs’ outfield.
Dodgers Reportedly “Closing In” on Six-Year, $145 Million Deal with Zack Greinke (UPDATE: Agreed to Terms)
Not quite yet a done deal, but it looks like it’s going to happen. And the Dodgers will continue their quest to sign every expensive player ever.
The Cubs were in on Brandon McCarthy, Ryan Dempster is turning down offers, the market is acting strangely, and Carlos Marmol is a good soldier.
For just two years and $15.5 million. Grumble.
The Cubs’ new reliever is planning to set-up for Carlos Marmol, is excited about the Cubs, and doesn’t seem to worried about the possibility of a trade.
A surprisingly dense, and rather interesting, Lukewarm Stove on the heels of the Winter Meetings.
The 27-year-old righty will fight for a spot in the bullpen.
The Rule 5 Draft was probably a net loss for the Cubs, but hopefully it won’t be by the time next season is over. Still, some of the losses sting.
There wasn’t a lot of action around baseball, but it’s coming. Also, Fujikawa is coming. And big changes to TV deals could be coming.
There wasn’t a ton of activity on the final day of this year’s Winter Meetings, which mirrored the rest of the week. But there are things to discuss.
Reports: Jason Grilli Will Decide Between Cubs, Blue Jays, and Pirates Eventually (UPDATES: Probably Pirates)
Each has offered a two-year deal, apparently. (LATEST UPDATE: Grilli says he’s undecided, but tea leaves strongly say Pittsburgh.)
Big, hard-throwing reliever with upside. But, he’s also had two elbow surgeries in the last three years.
The Cubs pick second overall.
Winter Meetings Thursday Morning: Schierholtz, Other Outfielders, Dempster, Marmol, Reynolds, Lannan
The overnight/early morning rumors are tied in large part to the Nate Schierholtz signing.
The superagent – the master of only-slightly-veiled messages – talks about how valuable the Cubs are, and how much money the Ricketts must be making in appreciation.