The 27-year-old righty will fight for a spot in the bullpen.
Archive for December, 2012
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.
The 28-year-old was non-tendered by the Phillies. Multiple reports say it’s happening.
No offer is on the table, but conversations are happening. Reportedly.
The Cubs have some offers out to free agents, but no time table for hearing on them. Here’s the latest from Nashville.
A silly diversion from Winter Meetings (inaction) stress …
Keppinger is off the Cubs’ board, and it looks like he’s going to the other side of Chicago.
He’s got a long way to bounce.
Annually one of the most fun – even if overrated – events of the year. So what can we expect from the Cubs? Is it even possible to credibly answer that?
That doesn’t mean the Cubs will deal them for certain, but it’s nice to have options.