That was very close to ugly. Well, I guess it was ugly for a while.
Month: July 2013
Alfonso Soriano Gave Cubs a List of Approved Trade Partners and the Yankees Are on It (UPDATES (8:18pm CT))
It sounds like, this time, Soriano really will be dealt. (UPDATE: Soriano will still get a couple days to think things over.)
Pre-Gamin’: Cubs v. Diamondbacks (8:40 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, etc. (DeJesus Back, Soriano Not In Lineup)
For now, the Cubs are saying it’s simply a scheduled day off for Soriano.
Theo Epstein and the Cubs are ready to focus on the next moves. Did that Francisco Rodriguez trade move the market? What’s up with Jeff Samardzija?
The Braun and ARod stories are simply crazy. The Trade Deadline comes too soon. And baseball is full of funny.
80’s. Hair. Matt Garza. How can that miss?
The final public hurdle has been cleared, and the Cubs are formally authorized to begin the renovation. When they’re ready.
It looked like a good package to Cubs fans, and everyone else seems to agree. More on the deal and the prospects involved.
The Red Sox are mentioned as a frontrunner, and Gonzalez may be “out of the Cubs’ price range.”
I know you want to do it. Just get it out of your system.
Kris Bryant had a rough debut at Boise last night.
Dale Sveum wasn’t around to see the game fall apart.
Evening Alfonso Soriano Update: “Large Gap” Exists in Talks, Soriano Would Need Time to Consider Trade (UPDATES)
It became clear quickly that the overnight “close” report was overstated, and now we could be looking at a long process.
Travis Wood will start a second half streak of quality starts, yes?
Obsessive Wrigley Renovation Watch: Zoning Committee Approves; Bridge Scrapped, 10-Year OF Sign Moratorium in Place
The penultimate hurdle has been cleared, though it took some additional bending.
Hoyer tells MLBN Radio that, when it comes to Soriano, “nothing [is] close at all.” The front office will be speaking to Soriano soon about trade issues.
A 26-year-old middle infielder is on the market, but it sounds like the Dodgers all but have him locked up.
It’s the image – well, the collection of images shown in rapid sequence to approximate a video – that will stick in my mind.
From Wrigley Field to Coors Field to the French Riviera. Seriously.