Posts tagged "trade rumors"

The Cubs need to win trades more than games at this point

The Cubs need to win trades more than games at this point
If anyone still had any doubt whether or not to trade Matt Garza, or sign him to a long term deal, look no further than the first inning last night. The two homers he gave up sucked, sure.  But it was the thick-headed taffypull he had with that Francisco guy that should seal the deal... Read more »

The clock starts now; limited window is open to trade 3 Cubs

The clock starts now; limited window is open to trade 3 Cubs
 When possible, always deal from strength.  There are players on the current roster that, if traded, would accomplish more in terms of salary savings and providing opportunities to let promising young guys play.  If we could trade Marlon Byrd, for example, that would open up a starting role for Brett Jackson.  If we could trade... Read more »

Happy New Year! Here are your 2012 Cubs as of right now.

There’ve been a few moves, but for the most part it’s still not quite clear what next year’s Cubs will look like. The picture almost certainly won’t be any clearer until we figure out the fate of a certain Cub starting pitcher, and that is Matt Garza. Every Cub outlet in the universe has already... Read more »
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2011 Player Recap - Sean Marshall

2011 Player Recap - Sean Marshall
Since this is partly my blog, I wish you all a Merry Christmas!  If you’re not Christian, okay, Happy Winter Solstice!  Christmas was set up to leverage the carryings on from an old pagan holiday, anyway.  Most biblical scholars believe Christ was born in June.  Whatevs, tis the season where many of us choose to... Read more »

2011 Player Recap - Matt Garza

2011 Player Recap - Matt Garza
In the spirit of timeliness, let’s recap the previous season of the team’s tastiest trade bait, one Matt Garza. Recapping his numbers, he had a 10-10 record with a 3.32 ERA.  He left with leads several times, only to have them blown by the bullpen.  Many of those blown games were due to defensive lapses.  Also... Read more »

The Cubs and the Trade Deadline: What the hell?

It’s an understatement saying that the current management team in charge of the Chicago Cubs is unpopular among the team’s fan base. Some have been calling for Hendry’s head for years; many had had it once the Milton Bradley/Carlos Silva fiasco resolved itself. In the meantime I tend to consider myself an apologist. “Trading away... Read more »
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Starlin Castro To Triple-A, Please

Starlin Castro To Triple-A, Please
The following is a guest post written by Bradley Woodrum of Cubs Stats. While I might disagree with Bradley on this point (I’ll be writing my rebuttal later in the week), I think he’s a great writer, and the interwebs seems to agree with me, as his work has appeared on Fangraphs, among other sites.... Read more »

We listen to Cubs related banter on the radio, so you don't have to

Over the past few days, I have had the opportunity to listen to tons of Chicago sports radio, nearly all of which are concerned with the upcoming Cubs/Sox series.  Of that, most of it has devolved into comparisons between the good-pitch/no-hit Sox being torn apart by the constant bickering between their manager and Gm, and... Read more »

...One More Trade Thought: Could Marmol Be Moved?

I thought I had covered most of the potential movers in my last post about Cub trade ideas, but one guy in particular got a lot of buzz in the comments, so I thought I’d give him his own post. Since humans usually read article titles before they read the body text, you know who... Read more »
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As dust settles, here are Cubs three trades I think will happen.

After the last spate of injuries, combined with the team’s 29-game losing streak (at least it seemed that long), the Cubs blogosphere appeared to go into sell mode. “Blow this team up!” “Trade everyone!” “I have feelings too!” “Do you even go to this school?” Etc. And as is always the case with trade talk,... Read more »