The Nationals are either the front-runner for Fielder, or they aren’t even pursuing him. Such is the nature of rumors, and a reminder to us all.
Archive for 2012
Coco Crisp has decided on a team, but he’s keeping it under his hat. Carlos Marmol has heard the rumors, Edwin Jackson wants big money, and the Cubs might have to move an outfielder.
According to a couple of reports, the Yankees and Blue Jays are finding the Cubs’ asking price on Matt Garza to be awfully steep. Good.
Run fast if you want Wrigley ivy. Ryan Braun probably won’t win his appeal, the Cubs sign a Mexican youngster, and a new stat can tell just how slow Geovany Soto is.
There are legitimate reasons for the Chicago Cubs to trade Matt Garza, but a September 21st incident with former manager Mike Quade isn’t one of them.
But does it matter? Are the Cubs even interested, given how their offseason is shaking out?
The Tigers, Blue Jays, Yankees, Red Sox, Marlins, and possibly Rangers all remain involved to some extent.
Thunder Matt could return, Yoenis Cespedes could sign, Andre Ethier could be traded (?), and the Cubs could ink a new TV contract (eventually).
On holidays, the Bullets consume the Lukewarm Stove. Matt Garza is attached to the Tigers and Marlins, Prince Fielder is strongly attached to the Cubs, and more Hall of Fame voting.