The Rangers and Yankees could have some serious needs. And Michael Bourn is still looking for a job.
Month: January 2013
The details are extremely sparse at this point.
The extension would give the two sides a 20-year deal, in total. To do it, the Cubs are probably going to want a revenue bump, though.
Some of the names you didn’t see on the top ten list now show up.
This Week in Convenient BS: The Yankees Reportedly Expect Alex Rodriguez’s Hip Problem to End His Time With the Yankees
And it has nothing to do with the recent PED scandal. Just a coincidence.
Outsiders continue to compliment the front office’s efforts, and Tom Tango makes them look even smarter.
It sounds like each side is in information gathering mode, and no door has yet been closed.
Episode 14 of the BN Podcast: Let’s Talk PITCHf/x Data with Harry Pavlidis and Make Ourselves Smarter
You’re about to go to school. But, like, a fun school. Like, you learn stuff, but you also play Heads Up Seven Up.
Could the Cubs cash in on another team’s plight? How likely is Carlos Marmol to be dealt? How long is this rebuild going to take?
It’s just impossible to see. Some prospect bits, offseason bits, renovation bits, and a humble request of you, the reader.
And I’m sure you can guess the three: Javier Baez, Albert Almora, and Jorge Soler.
The Cubs want Tom Tunney to introduce an ordinance at the February 13 City Council meeting which would help get some changes rolling.
A diversion, and little more.
The Scott Hairston Deal Still Isn’t Final, But Looks to Be $5 Million Over Two Years (Plus $1M in Incentives)
The Cubs have to clear a roster spot, but, in the interim, it’s looking like a great deal for the Cubs.
The organization needs a “Director of Research and Development.” I love you, but you probably aren’t qualified.
The sabermetric star now consults exclusively for the Chicago Cubs.
They’re still going to be raking in a ridiculous amount of money, though. Jealous? Yes. Also: a potential PED bombshell.
It’s a sign of progress, if nothing else.
That’s up from number 20 last year. Of course, it’s still far behind the Cardinals, who come in at number one.
A couple reports connect the Cubs’ outfielder to a couple AL clubs, but is there any meat here?
How much would rooftop signs really be worth, and what does the Cubs’ existing agreement with the rooftops allow them to do?
Things have changed dramatically for them since 2011, with an increase in stats, video, etc. being made available to them.
The Cubs’ GM suggests the Cubs are still having conversations with free agents, but doesn’t seem to expect anything else major to happen.
Everyone seems to be on the same page about what’s next for Matt Garza.
How do you describe the Cubs’ athletically-gifted infield prospect?
The Cubs agreed to terms with Villanueva more than a month ago. Now they’ll hope to not lose Castillo for nothing.