Tag: Tampa Bay Rays

Pondering a Molina Brother in Chicago

Pondering a Molina Brother in Chicago
It’s not the Molina you’re thinking about. Apparently Jose Molina may be available: #Rays will DFA C Jose Molina tonight as they clear roster space. Is signed for $2.75M for 2015. — Marc Topkin (@TBTimes_Rays) November 20, 2014   At $2.75MM, it is a bit hefty for a straight claim, but if the Cubs want... Read more »

GM Meetings Underway

GM Meetings Underway
The Chicago Cubs are in Phoenix along with just about everyone else in baseball as the general manager meetings chug along.  Have we learned a lot so far?  Well, the rumors have been buzzing but aside from one major deal, nothing really has happened yet other than the Rays pushing a tampering investigation of the... Read more »

Shots Fired! Theo Epstein: "Come at us, Bro..."

Shots Fired! Theo Epstein: "Come at us, Bro..."
Shortly after the news of Joe Maddon becoming the new Chicago Cubs manager came to light, there were rumors that the Tampa Bay Rays, Maddon’s former team, would explore and pursue tampering charges against the Cubs for stealing Maddon away from them.  Never mind that from all accounts, it seems like Theo Epstein and Jed... Read more »
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We sure could use some news, eh?

We sure could use some news, eh?
Today actually didn’t suck, and in many ways I think the school I work for does things so much better than other schools in Chicago.  Obviously things could be better (I’d prefer not to have to keep students from trying to kill each other) but compared to some other stories I’ve hard in CPS schools,... Read more »

Tampering? Prove It

Tampering? Prove It
On football Sunday, you’re probably getting ready for some handegg action, but the baseball offseason keeps going.  In between salivating over free agents and checking out C.J. Edwards in the Fall Stars Game, the Cubs are also getting set to introduce Joe Maddon as their new manager on Monday.  And of course, there’s the tampering.... Read more »

What the what? Joe Maddon leaves the Tampa Bay Rays (Update)

What the what? Joe Maddon leaves the Tampa Bay Rays (Update)
My goodness, how the small market mighty have fallen. Just a couple weeks after Andrew Friedman left the Tampa Bay Rays to become the new head of baseball operations for the Los Angeles Dodgers, the Rays manager, Joe Maddon, decided he didn’t want to stick around in Florida either:   Hmmm. Wonder where he’s going.... Read more »
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The One Where the Dodgers Hit the Jackpot

The One Where the Dodgers Hit the Jackpot
Yeah, so the Los Angeles Dodgers, who have swimming pools full of cash to dive into, found their new head of baseball operations in Andrew Friedman.  Here’s a sampling of the bajillion tweets about the big get:   BREAKING: Andrew Friedman is leaving #Rays for #Dodgers. Matt Silverman will take over Rays baseball operations. —... Read more »

The Ivy Files: Baez Time at Wrigley

The Ivy Files: Baez Time at Wrigley
Ms. Ivy is being swamped with actual WORK today (I know, real life stuff) so you guys get me again.  Don’t everyone all dance on the tables at once now. By the way, all-around awesome guy who randomly follows me Sahadev Sharma got himself a JERB: @sahadevsharma hey look at you getting a job and... Read more »

Ivy's Roundup: We will Rock you

Ivy's Roundup: We will Rock you
The prospects are coming! The prospects are coming! Well, some of them are here already and I haven’t seen Cub fans this giddy since 2003. This is certainly a fun time that we, as Cub fans, are experiencing. But I also want to take a moment and ask that you keep in mind that these... Read more »
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Home Sweet Home

Home Sweet Home
Tonight’s Blogapalooza is asking us to write about one of the most favorite places I’ve ever lived in.  Now that I’m in Chicago, I have no desire to leave, but if I had a choice of going anywhere else, I think North Carolina would be high on the list. See, once upon a time I... Read more »