Posts tagged "Bryan LaHair"

And just like that.....he's gone.

And just like that.....he's gone.
Maybe it’s the theater/literature major in me, but I always look at baseball players as literary characters more than letting their numbers define them. It’s why Derek Jeter has been my favorite player for almost a decade. It’s why I didn’t buy into a lot of the steroid monsters of the 90′s and early 2000′s.... Read more »

Cubs Notes and Rumors: Dempster, LaHair, Soriano, Almora, Darvish

Cubs Notes and Rumors: Dempster, LaHair, Soriano, Almora, Darvish
As we anxiously await the draft signing deadline (July 13th)  and the non-waiver trade deadline (July 31st), here are some whispers from around the league… Ryan Dempster very badly wants to pitch on Sunday before the All-Star break.  ”I think they trust me”, said Dempster.  That would certainly accelerate the process of showcasing, and eventually,... Read more »

Update: Dodgers sign Puig for 7 yrs, $42M; Soler coming soon? Dodgers scouting LaHair

Update: Dodgers sign Puig for 7 yrs, $42M; Soler coming soon? Dodgers scouting LaHair
Some news and notes to go with your morning cup of coffee… UPDATE:  According to MLB.com’s Jessie Sanchez. The Dodgers forked over $40M to sign Puig.  That number is staggering to me because I’ve been told that not many scouts have seen him play.  Dodgers are probably eager to make a splash with new ownership and... Read more »
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Cubs Notes: Barney in demand, LaHair in the OF, and notes, video, links on Cuban and other international players

Cubs Notes: Barney in demand, LaHair in the OF, and notes, video, links on Cuban and other international players
Here’s a few odds and ends as we wait for the Cubs to try and take game 2 in Mobile Telephone Company Ballpark… In his latest article, Ken Rosenthal writes, “Don’t rule out the possibility of the Cubs trading second baseman Darwin Barney rival clubs frequently ask about Barney, but none has offered value that... Read more »

Should the Cubs trade cost-controlled players such as LaHair, Barney, and Campana?

Should the Cubs trade cost-controlled players such as LaHair, Barney, and Campana?
Here’s one thing that keeps slipping slightly beneath the radar, below the swirling Ryan Dempster/Matt Garza trade rumors.  We all know that the Cubs best chance to acquire impact prospects is by trading one or both of their two top starters. As some noted yesterday, Keith Law pointed out that the Cubs (and other teams)... Read more »

Cubs Rumors: Sources suggest Cubs will land Soler; Jays may be willing to deal young pitching; Can Cubs deal Soriano?

Cubs Rumors: Sources suggest Cubs will land Soler; Jays may be willing to deal young pitching; Can Cubs deal Soriano?
Things are starting to get moving for the Cubs on a number of fronts.  The groundwork, as they say, is being laid down.  Some big moves should follow.  I won’t talk specific trade as Tom will have some more great stuff tomorrow (promise!)… Consider this an appetizer for now… This weekend will mark the 2nd... Read more »
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With draft over, Cubs will focus on Soler, trade activity

With draft over, Cubs will focus on Soler, trade activity
The Cubs rebuild is really about to get started now.  Yes, the Cubs did trade Marshall and Zambrano last offseason, but I’m looking at this draft as the official start of the Cubs full-fledged rebuilding efforts. The team let Aramis Ramirez and Carlos Pena go, not just to save on salary, but to get the... Read more »

Cubs Win! Samardzjia, LaHair keys but Marmol, Stewart and Soto get in on the act

Cubs Win! Samardzjia, LaHair keys but Marmol, Stewart and Soto get in on the act
Good Cubs win today.  They once again got solid starting pitching and a HR by Bryan LaHair, but this time they got some help as Ian Stewart had a HR and a nice defensive play that may have saved an extra run.  Geovany Soto had two hits, a walk, and an RBI to contribute to... Read more »

LaHair and Rizzo in the same lineup? Maybe.

LaHair and Rizzo in the same lineup?  Maybe.
Concerned with their lack of power, the Cubs are having internal discussions about how to get both Bryan LaHair and Anthony Rizzo in the lineup, according to Gordon Wittenmeyer of the Sun-Times. ‘‘When you’re sitting there discussing your projected lineup, you’ve got to figure out some kind of way to get two power-hitting left-handed bats... Read more »
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Cubs Recap: Volstad with one bad (luck) inning, LaHair HR ties it up but RPs blow it

Cubs Recap: Volstad with one bad (luck) inning, LaHair HR ties it up but RPs blow it
This is getting redundant. Chris Volstad had a tough first inning in which he gave up a bunt single, a squibber to SS, a walk on some questionable calls, and then a couple of seeing eye grounders.  Only the last of the 5 singles was hit somewhat hard.  Yet it led to 4 runs.  He... Read more »