He simply believed he had the best shot at making the Cubs’ roster over other interested teams. Probably fair.
Month: February 2014
It’s actually two of the top seven if you don’t count Masahiro Tanaka as a prospect.
The Cubs were connected to Diaz last year, but we haven’t heard much lately. He could get $20 to $30 million.
Is a rooftop deal close? Is the right field sign going up? Is there spending on the way? Playoffs? PLAYOFFS?!? (Relax, Jim.)
Does any single player mean more to the 2014 – and beyond – Cubs than Castro?
What do the numbers look like if Jeff Samardzija were to get a similar deal?
You know one of ’em is Javier Baez, but who’s the other one? And who has the top power tool overall? Spoiler: it’s Baez.
Were the Cubs ever really going to try and build on parallel fronts? If so, why haven’t they? What do we make of more losing?
Anthony Rizzo has some thoughts on developing the next wave of youngsters for the Cubs.
Hope remains that at least a few of the big name would-be free agent starters will actually make it to the market.
Don’t play him in HORSE. You will lose. Well, unless you’re Ryan Sweeney.
Of note to the Cubs: even after inking a big money deal, the potential problems don’t go away.
Featuring a dude swinging a bat at the pitcher’s head … and it wasn’t even the batter.
Pondering the scenarios in which Hammel is not traded by the Cubs midseason.
The first full squad workout is tomorrow. Baseball!
Take heed, ye pitchers of the Cactus League. Javier the Destroyer is upon you.
The Orioles were believed to be among the leading, and most logical, suitors for Samardzija.
Why didn’t Matt Garza accept an offer from the Angels? And how do the Cardinals replace injured players so easily?
The Reds are on the verge of extending Homer Bailey, and it bums me out. Also: is a no-trade clause the Samardzija hang-up?
Bonifacio gets $2.5 million plus incentives if he makes the big league team, which seems likely at this point.
Pre-Epstein first round picks, legacy top prospects, called up on the same day, and now trying to recover from lost 2013 seasons.
Any impact on the future broadcast of Cubs games on the radio? Also: lots of Spring Training stuff.
It sounds like family and health reasons are causing Dempster to take a step back.
Vizcaino threw a bullpen yesterday before an impressive crowd, and, in turn, impressed.
Bonifacio would provide excellent depth and versatility. He could also compete for a starting gig.
How does Samardzija feel about the gap in the extension talks? What does winning do to the equation?