Today has gotten pretty crazy, eh? There’s now a report that the Nationals are ready to “move on” from Strasburg.
It’s sad to see Valbuena go, but the Cubs did the right thing. And they reiterated that they really do want to win in 2015.
The fit is pretty clearly a good one, though it’s a painful deal in some ways.
It seems pretty clear that the Cubs will try to see what La Stella can do in a variety of positions – which could prove to be very valuable.
Assuming it happens, things are about to get very interesting.
If the Nats get Scherzer, they could then look to deal a starting pitcher like Jordan Zimmermann. Remember him?
It’s been a great, albeit very busy and very crowded, weekend at CubsCon. Today winds things down.
The front office does their thing for the fans, who may or may not ask useful questions.
The fans are likely to be a little less harsh this year.
The Cubs avoided arbitration yesterday with everyone except Pedro Strop. Also: rooftop purchase, Castro, Baez.
You can expect some of these deals to roll in over the next 24 hours or so.
Much more on the Cubs’ outfield situation, including possible fits.
And, yes, as the picture indicates, Kyle Schwarber is one of ‘em. Nice.
Just a couple things to make you smile on this Friday.
I’m gonna go with the new lefty, but Cubs fans can surprise you. Also: Tom Ricketts gets a new gig, Arismendy Alcantara gets evaluated, and more.
That kind of statement is no longer a joke, and that’s a very good thing.