Setting aside all other reasons to acquire veteran, impact talent, it’s important for the development of prospects.
Archive for February, 2014
The slim chance that the Cubs can reclaim 2012 Mike Olt starts this week. The extremely early returns are good.
Bonifacio gets all of the Bullets these days. Let’s check out his projections for 2014.
The Rangers may soon need another pitcher, and the Braves will probably never have another free agent.
Two reports have that over 10 years, and two others have it over 14 years. Either way, it’s a healthy chunk of change.
Optimism is the order of the day in the Spring. It’s just the way things are.
There are 71 games on WGN, including the opener against the Pirates.
He simply believed he had the best shot at making the Cubs’ roster over other interested teams. Probably fair.
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?