Alderman Tunney is the vehicle by which the rooftop owners still have a seat at the negotiating table. They are not directly involved, though they wish they were.
Archive for March, 2013
What’s on tap for the Cubs? For the other 29 teams? For the playoffs? For the break-out players?
Cory Wade has been told that he won’t be making the team, which means the bullpen spot is probably going to Hisanori Takahashi.
The U.S. Consolate has been asking for additional paperwork, and Paniagua’s arrival to the United States has been delayed.
Scott Feldman just started sprinting for Chicago.
It’s Scott Feldman’s last chance to salvage the Spring, as if that means much of anything. Hopefully.
That’s a lot of money, but this market has changed completely.
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.