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LHP Jeff Beliveau was Designated for Assignment yesterday, and 3B Ian Stewart has been officially added to the 40-man roster, so now the Cubs just need to clear one more slot for free-agent OF Nate Schierholtz.
Although it might sound strange, the Cubs could outright Stewart to the minors (but with an NRI to Spring Training) to make room for Schierholtz on the 40, just like when they outrighted Manny Corpas to the minors last off-season in January just a month after he signed a major league contract and was added to the 40-man roster in December.
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Most of the time when you read an article about Alfonso Soriano's contract, it's about how the bad contract is a reflection on Soriano. The Flagrant Fan writes a nice piece and here's the part that I and others have tried to hammer home for years: What a player makes is the team's problem and [...]
Christmas is ten days away, the stove is boiling and I am toiling. The signing of Josh Hamilton appears to have amped up the heat this winter and those waiting to sign are going to get it moving soon.
So, let’s just get down to the BRASS TACKS and go on a little rambling adventure … or just make a flurry of disjointed, yet hopefully timely remarks.
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According to Bob Nightengale, the Cubs have signed Anibal Sanchez to a 5-year, $75 million-ish contract. And the #Cubs turn out to be the second mystery team of the day, reaching agreement on five-year deal with Anibal Sanchez — Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) December 13, 2012 5/75 is a really good contract for someone like Sahchez. [...]
When a baseball player signs a historically bad contract, he ceases to be judged by his play on the field. Instead he is judged against his contract. There seems to be something unfair about that. Alfonso Soriano, like Zito on the Giants, will always be looked at with skepticism. He is ridiculed and derided for the fact that he cannot earn his pay. Is that really fair? The Cubs...
The Chicago Cubs are doing everything possible to trade Alfonso Soriano this offseason, ramping up their efforts that were fruitless during the 2012 MLB season. The Cubs have entered full blown rebuilding mode, and they are attempting to start from scratch under Theo Epstein. That means moving all payroll that is not expected to help the Cubs compete when they are finally ready,...
The Chicago Cubs, seeking to make a bold move in the free-agent market, are in serious discussions with right-hander Anibal Sanchez, according to major-league sources.
The sides are discussing a five-year deal in the $75 million range, but Sanchez's previous team, the Detroit Tigers, remains a factor in the bidding, sources said.
Sanchez, 28, would give the Cubs a front-line...
The mystery team has struck again, and this time, it's the Chicago Cubs. They're reportedly close to signing free agent starting pitcher Anibal Sanchez, the second-best arm on the market this winter to Zack Greinke, to a five-year deal worth a reported $75 million. We didn't even consider the Cubs when looking at Sanchez's potential mystery team suitors last week...
The Cubs made their biggest move so far this off-season on Thursday, reportedly signing Anibal Sanchez to a five-year deal pending physical on Thursday according to reports from Bob Nightengale of USA Today. Meanwhile, Jon Heyman of CBS Sports continues to report that Detroit is “very much in the mix“.
Sanchez, 28, made his debut with the then-Florida Marlins in 2006, where...
The Chicago Cubs and Anibal Sanchez reportedly had reached a deal on a five-year, $75 million contract as of early Thursday night.
Not so fast.
Both Bob Nightengale of USA Today and Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com reported that Sanchez is instead giving the Detroit Tigers one last chance to beat the Cubs’ offer — Nightengale added that the Tigers are believed to have offered Sanchez...
The Phillies played most of the second half with Dom Brown and John Mayberry Jr. as their only full time outfielders, and went 13 games over .500 in that half. They ran out Nate Schierholtz, Laynce Nix, Juan Pierre, and some truly bad options in the third spot, and continued...