That’s a lot of money, but this market has changed completely.
Month: March 2013
A new entrant in the bullpen competition.
It netted the organization more than $32 million in income, the highest figure in baseball. Again, per Forbes.
Depth is the operative word when it comes to second base in the Cubs’ system. Usually an organizational spot for busted prospects, the Cubs actually have quality at 2B.
Despite the individual plaudits their top prospects have received, BA is more down on the Cubs overall than some other pundits.
Obsessive Wrigley Renovation Watch: A Deal Virtually Impossible By April 1 Deadline – What Happens Then?
And if that deadline passes, what kinds of credible threats can the Cubs actually make?
Alfonso Soriano would like to see the Cubs’ number of day games (51) and night games (30) flipped.
Carlos Marmol did not have a good night.
In a press release, the rooftops say they are “exasperated by inaccurate statements by the Ricketts family.” It doesn’t sound like a deal is close.
A rare night game at Hohokam for the Cubs.
So, I guess that means they’re cut. Putnam is just 25, so hopefully he’ll head to Iowa to and keep working at it.
Soriano says that, before the new regime took over, he was treated like a negative.
David DeJesus is a great fit for the Royals, but the timing might not be a good fit for the Cubs.
As little depth as there was at catcher, you’d have to say that shortstop and third base fall at the other end of the spectrum.
“The guy has swung the bat better than anybody in camp …. The guy’s always hit …. The guy’s a big league hitter.”
Next to the big trio, who might be a guy to watch this year for the Cubs? Also: you can share your thoughts on the Wrigley renovation at a community meeting today.
That’s just an old-fashioned whooping.
Theo Epstein Offers Thoughts on the Wrigley Renovation and the Cubs’ Financial Future, Applies Some Pressure
“It’s politics and there’s money and influence involved, so there’s going to be a rollercoaster.”
Today’s game is on CSN, the first CSN broadcast of the Spring.
The Brewers’ rotation just got a lot better, though Lohse is a regression candidate.
Other than the obvious Mr. Vogelbach, how is the Cubs’ organizational depth at first base? And dare I even ask about catcher?
Obsessive Wrigley Renovation Watch: Is the Ricketts Family Just Trying to Put the Rooftops Out of Business?
According to the Tribune, the Ricketts Family previously tried to buy a 50% stake in several of the rooftop buildings.
What’s the latest on all the injuries, and when can we hope to see these players back?
None of Takahashi, Wade or Putnam is going to offer much future trade value, but is that part of the calculus when picking one for the team?
Over .500! Hooray Spring Training!
The Yankees could actually be taking on a bunch of salary in the deal, too.