Posts tagged "rumors"

5 changes the Cubs must make

After watching the Cubs implode yet again against the equally hapless Houston Astros, it’s starting to become clear that this team just isn’t good enough to compete consistently in 2011.  We can blame injuries, but it’s hard to believe things would be a lot different if they were healthy.  They’d probably be better, but good enough to win the NL Central?  Probably not. ... Read more »

New Cub Doug Davis looks to make yet another comeback

Doug Davis pitched 6 2/3 scoreless innings for Daytona yesterday Doug Davis is a survivor in every sense of the word.  In March of 2008, he was diagnosed with thyroid cancer.  He had to have surgery to have the thyroid removed.  Remarkably, by May he was cancer-free and pitching again.  It wasn’t his best year... Read more »

Cubs looking at comeback candidates to fill pitching void

With the injuries to Randy Wells and Andrew Cashner, the Cubs are rummaging the bargain bins for replacements.  Earlier this week they added former Angel and 16 game winner Ramon Ortiz and now it appears they are close to signing former Brewer and Diamondback lefty Doug Davis. Ramon Ortiz was 1-2 with a 6.30 ERA last season in just... Read more »
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Other teams interested, but for Looper it's Chicago or bust

According to Gordon Wittenmeyer of the Sun-Times, “Major-league scouts watching the Cubs the last two days and looking for possible available pitching seemed more interested in what Looper’s status was than whether the fat-salaried Silva could be had”  However, Looper isn’t interested in going anywhere else.  His wife is from Chicago and his family has... Read more »

Analyzing the Cubs rumored interest in Michael Young

Analyzing the Cubs rumored interest in Michael Young
Per MLBTradeRumors via Nick Carfardo of the Boston Globe, the Cubs would be interested in Michael Young if the Rangers would pay some of his salary.  It seems to me that Cafardo is just speculating on this one, but it does seem plausible. The Cubs have an obvious need at 2b and Young is unhappy... Read more »

Cubs Rumors: Nationals, Yankees interested in Silva

Cubs Rumors: Nationals, Yankees interested in Silva
According to ESPN’s Bruce Levine, there were scouts on hand to see Silva pitch Sunday against the Reds.  The Nationals seem most interested with 3 scouts in attendance.  The Yankees are also said to be looking for pitching and had at least one scout on hand to see Silva’s best performance of the spring.  Silva... Read more »
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