Posted January 29, 2012 on
When Paul Maholm signed with the Cubs as a free agent for one year and $4.75 million last week, many Pittsburgh fans wondered why the Pirates didn't step up to keep maybe the most consistent starting pitcher they've had in the past decade.
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The Tampa Rays have pitching to deal, according to Marc Tompkin of the Tampa Bay Times, and they might use that pitching to bolster their offense. In particular, Tompkin suggests that the Rays might be willing to part with either Jeff Niemann or Wade Davis for Cubs' catcher Geovany Soto. Done. We'll send over the paperwork tomorrow. If the Cubs could land either of those...
With baseball Commissioner Bud Selig on hand at the White Sox convention to present Sox Chairman Jerry Reinsdorf with the 2011 Commissioner's Award for Philanthropic Excellence, the questions naturally turned to the issue of compensation for Cubs President Theo Epstein. Selig, who was a bit perturbed that, after 3 months of extensions and negotiations, this issue still ended...
Apparently Brett Jackson believes he's big league ready and, according to Dave van Dyck "the numbers just might bear him out."
Well, let's just see about that.
Overall, Jackson has hit .292/.393/.491 over 3 minor league seasons. He has shown a good eye, drawing 177 walks in 296 games, including 73 in each of the last two seasons. He also has shown a good...
The Chicago Cubs and Trever Miller have agreed to a minor league contract with an invitation to Spring Training. The 38 year old left handed specialist has been one of the top LOOGY guys in baseball. Since he turned 30 he has pitched in 589 games and posted a 3.74 ERA.
If he makes the team, it would be Miller’s ninth. After struggling with control problems in 2011, the 38 year...
Former Rockies closer Manny Corpas and top prospect Brett Jackson headlined a list of 21 non-roster players invited by the Cubs on Monday to participate in Major League Spring Training camp.
Starlin Castro's lineup slot, the Opening Day starter and Wrigley Field ground rules are touched on as beat reporter Carrie Muskat digs into the latest Cubs Inbox.
The Cubs inked soon-to-be 39 year old Trever Miler to a minor league deal. He'll earn 800K if he makes the team. He'll get a non-roster invite to spring training and I'm sure we'll get the full list of those invitees by the end of the week. It being a minor league deal, hard to get to worked up over it, but Miller has done absolutely nothing other than see his K rate...
The Chicago Cubs added veteran left-handed reliever Trever Miller to their eclectic pitching mix Monday, signing him to a minor league deal with an invitation to spring training.