Posts in category "Free Agency"

Holes and fills - Pitcher's Edition

Continuing from yesterday, we are looking at the Chicago Cubs, their many needs, and the numerous players who they will not sign – or even pursue – in order to fill those needs. Yes, it must be the off-season. Starting Pitchers – an Overview First and foremost, let me state clearly that I know, obviously,... Read more »

Who's Coming North with the Cubs in 2013?

Who's Coming North with the Cubs in 2013?
It’s depressing that there are legal adults who ain’t gotta clue about phone booths and their original purpose.  If you see one, now, chances are it has been converted into a time machine.  There’s one sitting next to a closed gas-station in the next town over, and I stepped in.  Well, ok, I squoze my... Read more »

Cespedes and Soler - Cubs must end up with one of them

Two promising Cuban outfielders have defected and will be available this spring to the highest bidder.  One is 26 years old and the single season record holder for homeruns in the Cuban League.  The other is 19 and is not the record holder for home runs in the Cuban League, but does have several advantages... Read more »
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The free agent the Cubs ARE frontrunners for: Yoen(n)is Cespedes

The free agent the Cubs ARE frontrunners for: Yoen(n)is Cespedes
All Cub fans, both long-suffering and noobs alike, have gotten accustomed to our winter free-agent binges.  There’s a new sheriff in town, and he has brung his posse.  They are cleaning up Dodge, bringing in a new culture, and have chosen to just sit back on the front porch while C. J. Wilson, Pujols, Fielder, Buehrle, Papelbon, Jose Reyes, Carlos Beltran,... Read more »

DeJesus is Just Alright With Me

DeJesus is Just Alright With Me
I am a little bit late to the party, but the big news of the week for the Chicago Cubs is clearly the signing of David DeJesus and his Chicago suburb-dwelling, Twitter-happy wife to a two-year $10 million with a club option for a third ($6.5 million club option. $1.5 million of the base deal... Read more »

Chicago Cubs Sign David DeJesus To Play Right Field Every Dang Day

Chicago Cubs Sign David DeJesus To Play Right Field Every Dang Day
The way in which I received the news that the Cubs had signed David DeJesus to play right field for them will help me explain to you how I feel about the deal. Several minutes ago, a baseball buddy of mine IMed me to ask, “How do you feel about David DeJesus?” Well, I said,... Read more »
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For those still wondering why Theo would leave Boston - plus Pujols?

For those still wondering why Theo would leave Boston - plus Pujols?
  We Cubs fans typically could give a spit about what other teams are doing, but have you noticed the Red Sawx still do not have a manager after we allegedly stole Dale Sveum from under them?  Ask yourself this simple question: who do you think typically hires field managers?  The GM, right?  I mean,... Read more »

Free Agent Preview Pt. 3 - the Third Basemen

Free Agent Preview Pt. 3 - the Third Basemen
In a coincidence that is certainly the obsessive-compulsive’s delight, we’ve had 3 Free Agent previews to date – Pt 1, the 1st Basemen, Pt 2, the 2nd Basemen, and now Pt 3, the 3rd Basemen.  Of course it’ll all fall apart shortly, unless I can find a way to use Part L, the LF. Aramis... Read more »

Free Agent Preview Pt. 2 - the Second Basemen

With respect to Darwin Barney, Blake DeWitt and any other Cub who’s sniffed the second base bag, a high priority on Thejedeo’s list needs to be the vast improvement of most of the lineup.  This doesn’t necessarily begin at second base, but it certainly wouldn’t hurt to upgrade here, unless the team is comfortable with... Read more »
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Free Agent Preview, Pt. 1 - the First Basemen

Free Agent Preview, Pt. 1 - the First Basemen
Theo and Jed have a lot of buildin’ to do.  Although their first priority is almost certainly the acquisition of a manager/coaching staff, with the free agent season looming the Cubs new dynamic duo are going to have to do some hardcore assessment/evaluation, especially if they want to avoid a 100 loss season in their... Read more »