Found November 22, 2011 on
Chicago Breaking Sports:
Talking baseball while looking forward to Tony Stewart’s championship reign of media-exposure terror: 1) Are the Cubs really shopping Matt Garza ?
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The Cubs need to prioritize. As a struggling franchise, they need to significantly overhaul their roster and farm system. A possible trade chip, as Buster Olney wrote last monday, is Matt Garza. This year was excellent for Garza; to highlight a few of his achievements, he posted career bests in WAR, FIP-, and xFIP-.
Much of his success can be traced to an improved strikeout rate...
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Aramis Ramirez's free agency seemingly came at a great time. 2011 was his healthiest season since '08, and he bounced back offensively to win the National League's Silver Slugger award at third base. Also to his benefit: he's the only free agent third baseman likely to be viewed as a starter at the position.
The occasional trip to the disabled list had never...
At this point the Mets have not made any moves. The only thing we know is that we have a lot of holes to fill. We know that the club wants to bring back Reyes, but to this end no offer has been made public. We also know that we need a starting pitcher since Chris Capuano is now seeking a two year deal and we are only willing to give a one year deal. We need a closer in the...
Pre-holiday musings while waiting for some real news about PLAYING personnel:
•Due to overcrowding in the front office the saber-squad works out of the Wrigley Field scoreboard. You know, inside the numbers.
•Prince Fielder re-ups with the Brewers and gives them a substantial hometown discount now that Sveum is finally gone.
•Sveum’s brother, Sven, joins the team as a rowing...
CHICAGO -- Before the Cubs' final game in San Diego, former manager Mike Quade was asked to reflect on the disastrous...
Chicago Cubs manager Dale Sveum will face his old Brewers team three times in Cactus League play, according to a schedule announced Monday by the team.
The Cubs offered arbitration to Aramis Ramirez and Carlos Pena but not Kerry Wood. All three were considered Type B free agents.
The Chicago Cubs have offered Aramis Ramirez and Carlos Pena arbitration.
The Cubs released their 2012 Spring Training schedule on Monday, which includes three meetings with new manager Dale Sveum's former team, the Brewers.