Quite a few relevant and interesting hot stove-type discussions here.
Month: October 2012
It cost a borderline non-prospect, but Santana will be expensive in 2013.
Option decisions on Dan Haren and Ervin Santana are looming, and one or both is expected to be dealt soon.
How does Epstein feel about Carlos Marmol going into 2013, and how would Epstein deal with a void at the back of the bullpen if it should develop.
Discussing the relative merits of a couple free agent pitchers, among other things.
Justin Germano is a free agent, Darwin Barney is humble, and Javier Baez will open at Daytona.
As we’d hoped, if not expected, Barney takes home the hardware for his brilliance at second base this year.
A dominant 25-year-old lefty starter, freely available to sign? What’s not to want, right?
A recent survey sent to Cubs fans suggests a departure could be imminent.
Lesser known names that could surprise in 2013? Sounds good.
Er, maybe not. But it would be swell. Gold Gloves are announced tonight, and more on the new minor league pitching coordinator.
His AFL season is probably over.
It might seem crazy at first, given the pitchers’ option salaries for 2013 … but there are some reasons for the Cubs, in particular, to consider it.
The former Vanderbilt pitching coach is highly-respected, and a proponent of long-toss.
Everything you need to know about what’s going to be happening in the Cubs’ world over the next few months.
He scored the winning run last night, but “hero” probably goes a bit far.
It could begin as early as tonight.
He was the most popular named bounced around last year in the GM search, but it turns out he wasn’t really an option.
The promise – never fulfilled with the Cubs – is now the Royals’ hope to which to cling.
The 40-man roster stands at 33.
Silly exercises that put players at risk and injure top prospects who were already injured? Yup, things could definitely be worse for the Cubs.
One report suggests he is, and says Crane Kenney has already reached out.
If you’re getting audited, you want Penalver and Zych by your side.
Defensively, and according to the Fielding Bible, anyway. Javier Baez is awesome but adjusting, and Mark Grace is probably out of the spotlight for a bit.
The roster purge begins.
Any impact to the Cubs beyond the theoretical? Also, Tim Lincecum available, Shohei Otani not?
A whole bunch of season ticket holders are now former season ticket holders.
The Cubs are polling fans/community members about possible changes to start times on the weekends.
The lack of plate discipline organization-wide was one of the biggest shocks to Epstein in taking over the Cubs.
The Marlins are rumored to be selling off pitching. Should the – would the – Cubs come calling?