Posts tagged "Marlon Byrd"

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 »

Cubs Recap: Garza not sharp, Sveum concerned about offense

Cubs Recap: Garza not sharp, Sveum concerned about offense
It sounds as if Dale Sveum is starting to get a bit frustrated with his team’s lack of offense. They laid an egg again Wednesday night in maybe the ugliest loss this season, by losing to Mark Buehrle and the Marlins 9-1. They also managed to do it all in front of Cubs brass, including... Read more »

Cubs want to move Byrd. Could Bowden be on the radar?

Cubs want to move Byrd.  Could Bowden be on the radar?
Another day, another Marlon Byrd trade rumor from Gordon Wittenmyer. A recent rumor of Byrd to the Nationals was refuted, not that it (denial) necessarily rules out there was some discussion. However, the two teams never seemed to have a match with Bryce Harper waiting in the wings. This time Boston would be the interested... Read more »
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When do the new Cubs get here?

When do the new Cubs get here?
It’s only been one game, but I’m ready for more change. I keep reminding myself it’s a new era and it is going to take time for things to get turned around. We knew that this would be a “building” year, as this regime likes to call it. However, after the way the Cubs dropped... Read more »

Cubs News and Notes: Sveum, Castro, Cafardo, Byrd

Cubs News and Notes: Sveum, Castro, Cafardo, Byrd
One of these days we won’t be talking about Nick Cafardo so much, but today he makes it back into Cubs news. Cafardo issues his annual ranking of managers, and he has Dale Sveum ranked only ahead of White Sox skipper Robin Ventura.  29. Dale Sveum, Cubs – We all know he lives and breathes baseball,... Read more »

Cubs Notes: Game Recap and Trade Rumors

Cubs Notes: Game Recap and Trade Rumors
There’s been so much news that there’s hardly been time to wind down.  Well do a quick game recap and then rundown as you scroll down, a couple of trade rumors I’m hearing. Game Recap Pitching Chris Volstad got hit hard today but it wasn’t as if he was throwing meatballs up there.  He showed... Read more »
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Cubs have quietly built depth, trade flexibility

Cubs have quietly built depth, trade flexibility
It’s not quite the hot stove season or the trade deadline, but the last week of spring tends to generate some interesting trade activity.  Teams have had a chance to look at what they have in camp.  Sometimes they realize they’re going to be short at certain positions.  Sometimes a young player hasn’t made the... Read more »

With Jackson ready for the bigs, could Cubs deal Byrd? Braves may be interested

With Jackson ready for the bigs, could Cubs deal Byrd? Braves may be interested
Many people in baseball, including Cubs manager Dale Sveum, feel Brett Jackson is ready for the big leagues. ”There are a couple of guys who are ready to play here, especially Brett Jackson,” Sveum said. “He is ready to play here. Sveum has been effusive in his praise for Jackson, though he does admit the... Read more »

Jed Hoyer says Cubs still open for business

Jed Hoyer says Cubs still open for business
It’s hard to figure out where this Cubs front office wants to take things right now. You can’t figure out what they have up their sleeves. Jed Hoyer says the Cubs may be looking to make some more deals before the season starts. If they did end up making some deals, you would think they... Read more »
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Brett Jackson is going to mess everything up

Brett Jackson is going to mess everything up
It’s only been two intrasquad games, but Brett Jackson is making quite the impression so far in Cubs camp. He may have the kind of camp that doesn’t allow the team’s original plan to come to fruition. I happen to have a hunch that it’s going to be one of those camps for Jackson. I’m... Read more »
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