I know that immediately makes you flinch.
Category: Chicago Cubs News
Volstad might get one more shot to stick in the rotation. Cabrera has been striking out everyone in sight at AA and AAA.
The Braves are happy, as are the Garzas. Darwin Barney is beaned, and Gerardo Concepcion is missing. And the Cubs have some top prospects.
Not the Dodgers or Yankees.
The Cubs get a PTBNL or cash, in addition to getting pitching prospect Jake Brigham.
Goldstein talks about Dempster, Garza, and Soriano, as well as the Paul Maholm/Reed Johnson deal and the Geovany Soto deal.
The ramifications of last night’s deals trickle in, Ryan Dempster speaks, and Darwin Barney wins a hustle award.
Everyone loves Anthony Rizzo, and that’s totally fair. Dale Sveum explains Carlos Marmol, Bryan LaHair knows he’s struggling, and Matt Holliday offers SCardenfreude.
The White Sox pick up a pitcher, and the A’s pick up a catcher. How does that affect the Cubs? More on Samardzija’s stuff and Barney’s glove.
Fair/foul, and trapped/caught will be added soon. Justin Germano will probably start on Monday, and Dale Sveum says we don’t know what’s going on behind the scenes.
That means he won’t pitch again before the Trade Deadline.
Here’s something we can all get behind, together, as Cubs fans.
“Abt go to Chicago.” It probably doesn’t mean anything, but there you are. Ryan Dempster’s dugout frustration, and a site note that I urge you to read.
How Did the Braves’ Trade for Ryan Dempster Go Down and Fall Through? (UPDATES: Dempster Hasn’t Closed Door)
Wren offers his take, based on what he’s heard from the Cubs. Also, as has become the norm … MOAR UPDATEZ. And more, as of 9pm CT.
The righty will probably miss the rest of the year. Short Bullets for you this morning, as we track the Dempster saga elsewhere.
He’s headed home to be with his wife for the arrival of their fourth child.
The righty was dominant last night, but was pulled before he had a shot at a shutout. If he’d had a no-hitter, he wouldn’t have been pulled, though.
The Cubs are hopeful he can start this weekend, but, for now, Travis Wood will take the ball Friday.
BREAKING: Chicago Cubs (Probably) Agree to Trade Ryan Dempster to Atlanta Braves for Randall Delgado (UPDATES – Cautious Optimism)
I’m updating feverishly. The Cubs are getting big-time prospect/ML-pitcher Randall Delgado, if the deal goes through.