The deal has obvious NL Central implications, as well as wider market implications.
Archive for December, 2012
It could be completed as soon as next October, and there are already some walls!
The names are all set for next year – another season in which the minor leagues will be as important to the future of the organization as the big league club.
The pitching market and the outfield market are tough to get a pulse on.
The Cubs say they are still exploring options, but StubHub considers them de facto opted-out. Much more on the reseller market issue.
The Cubs’ top starter continues to work his way back from a stress reaction in his elbow.
Those dirt cheap tickets you used to find on the reseller site might no longer be available.
As expected, the 36-year-old reliever sticks with the Pirates.
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?
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.