The would-be center fielder wants to start the year with the big club. Plus bits on Villanueva, Loux, and Pevey … and those promised full Wrigley pictures.
Month: January 2013
Most are on board with the Ricketts’ plan to pay for the renovation, themselves. What restrictions are they looking to have lifted in order to do so?
Always one of the better panels at CubsCon, yesterday offered a great many interesting prospecting bits.
Once again, Spring Training looks to be key for Garza.
The substantive news – quite a bit of it – from yesterday’s panels.
The highlight of the Convention was the plan – as official as anything we’ve yet heard – to renovate Wrigley Field to the tune of $300 million.
It’s day two of the Convention, and I’m off to see the panels.
Russell gets $1.075 million, Samardzija gets $2.64 million plus incentives.
The Cubs would have used Miller Park in April and May of 2014 and 2015. But that plan has now been scrapped.
It’s so good to be back in Chicago.
Baez was the youngest participant at the Cubs’ first rookie development camp in Chicago this week.
The former future of the Cubs recently spoke to the current future of the Cubs about, among other things, dealing with hype.
Well that was a lot easier than last year.
What to expect over the next few days.
The latest from around the rumor mill.
The hotel is part of the broader renovation plan, but the Ricketts family would be building it, themselves.
Epstein says he wasn’t talking about ownership, and, instead, was talking about some marketing consultants.
If true, the project will be underway very soon. We’ll find out more on Saturday at the Cubs Convention.
The Cubs could still hold Baker back a little bit if needed, or piggyback him with another starter.
Before you go ripping them, consider that it’s probably what they should expect.
Why Edwin Jackson, and why now? Also: Anthony Rizzo on playing for Italy, Sammy Sosa’s exclusion from the Cubs’ world, and Te’o craziness.
The Mariners want every DH possible.
It turns out that Scott Hairston really did ask for just $4 million per year from the Mets, who countered at $2 million and just one year.
Dale Sveum apparently gave Schierholtz the impression that he was the strong favorite to start in right back when they signed him.
A new book quotes Epstein as saying his bosses in Boston told him the team needed “some sizzle” and some “sexy guys.”
Is Hairston a good fit? What should the Cubs do about Garza? And why might the Cubs invite Sammy Sosa to come back to the organization?