One of the upcoming elite free agents (well, two years down the line) is going to be off the market.
Month: February 2013
Jed Hoyer Speaks: Curt Schilling PED Comments, Javier Baez Level, Starlin Castro’s Spot in the Order
The Cubs’ GM denies, in the strongest terms as possible, that he or Theo would have had anything to do with encouraging PED use.
Insert Finger into Collar, Tug: Curt Schilling Says Members of the Red Sox Organization Encouraged PED Use
It was back in 2008 when certain members of the Cubs’ front office were still in Boston. (UPDATE: Jed Hoyer says it wasn’t him or Theo.)
The merits of WAR, the demerits of W/L, and the importance of answering the right questions from Dave Cameron at FanGraphs.
One of the brightest prospecting minds out there lends us his perspective on a variety of subjects, including a number of Cubs prospects.
His legal issues in the Dominican Republic aren’t expected to cause him any travel issues. That’s particularly good if the Cubs plan to shop him.
The usual trio is at the top, but a young pitcher has shot up the rankings considerably – and without the benefit of a whole lot of pitching.
Lukewarm Stove: Bourn’s Suitors and Price Tag, Dealing Soriano and Marmol, and Garza’s Long-Term Plan
We keep saying that the Cubs might get in on Bourn if his price tag drops, but has it? Will it?
Obsessive Wrigley Renovation Watch: The City Wants the Cubs and Rooftops to Wrap Things Up This Week
Apparently the Mayor’s Office is eager to get the other aspects of the renovation rolling.
Plenty of collegiate athletics will take to Wrigley over the next five years, including football.
The Brewers star was linked to that alleged PED clinic in Miami, but the connection may not be all that nefarious.
The righty was the Cubs’ Rule 5 pick last year, and is still a legitimate prospect. He just needs seasoning.
The 37-year-old righty hit a snag in the offseason, and isn’t able to throw right now.
Yesterday’s big-ish Astros/A’s trade has me wondering about Jed Lowrie’s trade value vis a vis Darwin Barney’s.
He threw a pain-free 30-pitch bullpen session yesterday, and reportedly looked good.
The usual suspects are up at the top, but the Cubs get a pitcher in the top 100 and another infielder just outside the top 100.
The Cubs’ President of Baseball Operations takes on a variety of pressing topics.
In short, the Tribune wants all sides to come to a compromise. It’s a pretty reasonable position.
They’re going to have a whole lot of money to spend, especially when you consider what they’ve done in the past.
The 24-year-old righty, and former Red Sox farmhand, looks slightly better than your typical minor league free agent.
Among them: if the Cubs have governmental approval for a change at Wrigley, that change can’t be a violation of the agreement.
That’s as high of a ranking as you’ll see for the Cubs this year – and the highest we’ve seen in a long time.
You can help send her to the Fan Cave, and have Cubs fan interests represented.
As we’ve long suspected, he wasn’t behind the spending in 2007/2008.
There’s a big football game today, but there’s plenty of baseball to discuss.
The Cubs and the University are expected to announce a partnership on Tuesday.