I want to party with them. Cespedes and Soler would be top five prospects, Keith Law discusses two current prospects, and Tony Campana knows where his bread is buttered.
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Corpas gets a non-roster invite to Spring Training instead. Swell.
Hopefully Bosio will have more success this year than Mark Riggins had last year – or at least, more success than it originally looked like Riggins was having.
It may still be unlikely, but what’s wrong with cheering for a huge LaHair season in 2012? Rudy Jaramillo lends a hand, Chicago ad men are upset, and a meta discussion on the nature of reporting rumors nowadays.
If he can keep pitching like he did in the second half of 2011, it’s easy to see why the Cubs think he has a chance to succeed as a starter in 2012.
LaRussa will be back for the 2012 All-Star Game. The Cubs may have saved some money on Carlos Zambrano, the Cubs don’t have a cleanup hitter, and the Cubs are still a “favorite” to win it all.
The new LED board in right field is probably just the beginning of additional revenue-generating opportunities coming to Wrigley Field.
Dan Patrick says he’s heard Braun could be cleared of PED charges. The “Cubs” like to dance, the White Sox have a superior rotation, and Wrigley’s gone country.
The Cubs’ de facto ace says he’d be open to staying in Chicago long term.
Yesterday’s scout per diem kerfuffle could be much ado about nothing. The Cubs’ farm system is what we think it is, the Dodgers could sell for almost double the Cubs, and Canadian baseball players, eh.
Anthony Rizzo and Dan Vogelbach turn things around for the Cubs. A departed first baseman nets the Cubs a draft pick, the Cubs may be cutting costs, and Alfonso Soriano is a super nice guy.
His on/off year pattern could continue in 2012. The Cubs’ payroll probably won’t grow much more, Matt Garza understands business, and the Cubs (probably) sign a middle infielder.
Pena was a Type B free agent in the last year of that designation, so the Cubs get themselves a high pick for his departure.