One writer is wrestling with the decision of buying today for the possibility of a bright future.
Month: November 2013
The “therapeutic use” exemption is used by players suffering from ADD, but the rate at which ballplayers suffer from it is quite high.
The Cubs, who have an open closer’s job, are expected to sign at least one free agent reliever this year. Is Mujica worth the money he’ll get?
There are reasons to believe a Samardzija trade, if it happens, is still a ways off. And Peter Gammons reports that the Cubs plan to wait.
The 27-year-old righty has unintentionally become one of my focuses this offseason. There are a number of teams interested.
A pretty healthy increase over last year, which might be something of a surprise to you.
Some of the bigger deals seem to be coming earlier this year, but, overall, it’s kind of business as usual.
That was the new rumor last night, though it could just be working in tandem with everything we’ve already heard.
So, about that Ricky Nolasco contract …
The interest is so wide and deep that a deal seems inevitable. Of course, rumors like this could pressure Samardzija at the negotiating table, too.
Some ancillary implications for the Cubs here, and for the broader market.
Lilly was an important part of the rotation for the 2007 and 2008 Cubs. He was also something of a folk hero.
Ryan Braun finally addressed the media after his PED suspension and that previous positive test fiasco.
The four-packs go on sale this Friday, before you can actually get single game tickets otherwise.
It’s been easy to forget how promising things were looking 2012, and how good the bat looked in limited time in 2013.
Probably your last pre-Thanksgiving dose of the Stove. Are teams willing to meet the price for Jeff Samardzija?
Alderman Tunney has introduced an ordinance that would allow alcohol sales in the planned plaza outside of Wrigley Field.
If a team-owned RSN like CSN Houston is flailing so badly, should we be concerned about those future big bucks for the Cubs?
What’s the appropriate course with Jeff Samardzija? Also: emails out the wazoo.
The back-up catching option I suggested just a few days ago. I like this move.
It’s a densely packed ballot, and picking the right guys could be tricky.
Sahadev Sharma writes about extending or trading Samardzija, and whether a trade necessarily signals a longer rebuild.
Not just praise, but insight. Interesting thoughts all around.
The Cubs’ park is Cubs Park. Fitting, I guess, but also fairly sterile. I suspect a sponsor will come at some point.
It’s not often you see a prospect with a .358 slugging also put up a .358 wOBA. It takes a whole lot of walking.
The top ballpark in baseball? Is that even a serious question?