Live coverage of the Convention is proving difficult. Starlin Castro issues a statement, Matt Garza isn’t bothered by trade rumors, and Prince Fielder keeps coming up.
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As expected, and then not expected, and then expected again.
Camp Colvin is no more. Spring games on WGN, Matt Garza’s increased effectiveness, signing bonuses for Cuban signees, and several Cubs are excited for the future.
The move opens up a 40-man roster spot for Paul Maholm.
At first glance, this looks like a steal for the Cubs.
Wow. Big trade. The first baseman of the future is here.
Each utility player gets a minor league deal, and should provide the Cubs with some AAA depth.
Remember the fight about the 30 days’ pay the Cubs withheld from Zambrano? It’s settled.
They aren’t the Cubans you’ve been hearing about, but they could be legitimate prospects.
The reliever/starter gets a non-guaranteed deal, as does reliever Manny Corpas.
The 29-year-old reliever didn’t pitch in 2011 after Tommy John surgery.
The Cubs tendered contracts to everyone eligible except back-up catcher Koyie Hill.
A former second round pick, Bianchi’s once-promising career has been derailed by injuries.
Seems like quite a bit to give up for a third baseman who hasn’t done anything in two years.
The versatile 31-year-old outfielder is a solid addition.