Win four, lose three, and win three. It is hard to know what to expect from the Cubs these days. After losing three in a row at home, Cubs fans were feeling down, but at the end of the weekend, the team was 7-3 in its past ten games. That is a 10-game record fans [...]
According to a report from Bill Ladson, Matt Capps agreed to terms on a one-year contract with the Washington Nationals shortly after midnight Thursday. Bill Ladson tweeted the news passed on by Capps’ agent Paul Kinzer. Updated 9:38am C.S.T. – Matt Capps’ deal has a $3.5 million base with a chance to earn $425,000 more [...]
According to a report from ESPN.com, the Washington Nationals are close to signing Matt Capps to a one-year deal. Capps would go into the 2010 season as the closer for the Nationals. Capps’ agent denied the report and official word is expected from the Capps camp by midnight on Wednesday.
Will Matt Capps choose the Nationals or the Cubs? Is Marlon Byrd still an option for centerfield? What about second base? The bench? The Cubs are expected to hear by Wednesday night on Matt Capps’ decision on whether he will close for the Nationals … or set-up Carlos Marmol on the North Side. According to [...]
The Cubs rumor mill received a jolt on Monday morning. The report in the New York Post that indicated Brian Cashman inquired about the availability of Carlos Zambrano sent the Cubs and Zambrano’s agent into denial mode. Both sides said there was nothing to the rumors … and Barry Praver, Carlos Zambrano’s agent, said the [...]
The days leading up to Christmas could be filled with at least two more additions to the Cubs roster for 2010. With the Cubs top priority of the off-season out of their way, the Cubs appear close to signing a centerfielder and a veteran arm for the bullpen … Marlon Byrd and Matt Capps. Here [...]
Jim Hendry accomplished his goal of moving Milton Bradley on Friday. Hendry sent Bradley to Seattle in favor of Carlos Silva and received a little payroll relief. The Cubs will now turn their attention to adding a centerfielder and a veteran arm to the bullpen. According to a report from Bruce Levine, Marlon Byrd and [...]
According to a report from Evan Grant in the Dallas Morning News, the Cubs are close to signing Marlon Byrd. Mike Cameron was high on the Cubs’ list according to multiple reports with Byrd not far behind.
Be very, very quiet … Jim Hendry and the Cubs are sleeping. While most of baseball is attempting to make their clubs better for 2010, the Cubs, so far, have not addressed their biggest needs or their number one priority this winter … dealing Milton Bradley. It is only December 17 but at some point, [...]
The three winters leading up to this off-season saw the Cubs spend money on free agents like never before. They signed players to a lot of big contracts, back-loaded them all and hoped they would win the illusive title before it all caught up to them. As the saying is defined, “You can put off [...]