Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Cubs Bidding Announcement Thursday.. Goodbye Hank White..

- According to my sources and ESPN 1000 the Tribune Company will announce the winning bidder of the Chicago Cubs tomorrow. We heard earlier in the week that an announcement was due by midweek(assuming today) but there will be an announcement tomorrow.

- Its official the Cubs will not have Henry Blanco as their back up catcher next season. He signed a deal worth 750K with the Padres today( another move to make Peavy come to the Cubs??? He did handle the young pitching staff last season, I mite be reaching some lol). Brad Ausmus also signed with the Dodgers so the veteran catcher market is getting thin. It is assumed that the Cubs will sign Bako to a minor league deal with an invite to Spring Training as backup if Koyie Hill does not pan out. The Cubs really seem to like Hill and want a lefty to back up Soto. I would have preferred to go with Blanco but that is just me and about a million fans! I still think the Cubs should give Pudge a look even though he bats from the right side. He hit rightys well(.298 avg and .331 OBP and 220 homers through his career). Plus I love his defense and will cost about million or two because of the lack of interest in him.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

When did you hear this on ESPN 1000?

Deacon D said...

I think the new owner will be tom ricketts!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

do you know when exactly they are suppose to announce it? lol like at the evening?

Anonymous said...

ANY NEWS ON A NEW OWNER?