How much would rooftop signs really be worth, and what does the Cubs’ existing agreement with the rooftops allow them to do?
Archive for January, 2013
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.
Lukewarm Stove: MLB Investigating Age of Cuban Prospect Aledmys Diaz, in Whom the Cubs Have Interest
The investigation, plus some heightened documentation requirements, are the primary reasons for the delay in his showcase.
And the projected win total is in the 77 to 79 range. Not as terrible as we may have thought.
Likely just some organizational depth at catcher.
Early indications are, the Cubs aren’t too impressed.
If the Cubs will agree not to block their views, all revenue from ad signing on the rooftop buildings will go to the Cubs and the City.
The Justin Upton trade may have clarified the outfield market a bit … together with the Scott Hairston signing and the lack of a Jason Kubel trade.
The Cubs want to up the night game total from 30 to 41, and want more than their currently-allowed three concerts per year.
Despite the massive delay in the signing, it’s clear that roster issues are the only hold-up.
The Mayor came out in general support of the Ricketts Family’s new plan, and the Alderman isn’t yet opposed to it … he just has conditions.
Is the rotation really better than last year? Is the Wrigley renovation funding plan really a good one? Was the Convention really a beer-assisted good time?
Six games are televised, and nine are on WGN Radio. Most of the rest you’ll be able to listen to on Cubs.com.
Reports: Braves Land Justin Upton in a Deal for Randall Delgado, Martin Prado, Zeke Spruill, and Nick Ahmed
On its face, it looks like an extremely weak return for the Diamondbacks.
With Scott Hairston coming on board, joining Carlos Villanueva in roster limbo, the Cubs are going to have to clear some space.
“When numbers should be declining – they kept building for those guys. And it’s due to whatever they were putting in their system.”