Thursday, August 06, 2009

Ryan Released Today

- According to Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times B.J. Ryan asked for his release and the Cubs granted it. Ryan could not get a feel for his velocity or command. It was worth a gamble.

- The Associated Press says that Hall of Famer and current Cubs minor league manager Ryne Sandberg wants to make it back to the Majors. If he waits until the 2011 season he could be the manager of the Chicago Cubs. Lou's contract is up after the 2010 season. The Cubs will be free of contracts such as Derrek Lee and Ted Lilly after 2010 (unless they are extended) which would give the Cubs and Sandberg some money to work with. I am all for Sandberg as manager of the Cubs in 2011, with Rick Sutcliffe as pitching coach, and Mark Grace as hitting coach. I would love that!

- The Cubs should add Chone Figgins to next year regardless of who is on their radar. He could be good at 2nd base or even a utility guy. This is the guy the Cubs needed this season and will likely need him next season.

1 comment:

waldo7239117 said...

The Yankees put 2B Robinson Cano on waivers. What do you think, should the Cubs go after him?

Cano will be 27 in October and is making 09:$6M, 10:$9M, 11:$10M, 12:$14M club option ($2M buyout), 13:$15M club option ($2M buyout)

I would do the buy out for 2 million then because that is to much and try to work out a new contract.

He is hitting .309 with 16hr, 57rbi, 23 walks and has struck out 36 times in 107 games and 430 at-bats. Not bad at all, he doing beter that what the Cubs have.

Cubs get Cano
Yankees get Samardzija, Fontenot and Chris Robinson.

Fontenot will be there 2B or utility, Samardzija will go to win and maybe start after Petite retires and they also need bullpen help and the Yankees need a catcher whn Posada retires. Also all the players are under 30 with Fontenot 28, Samardzija 24 and Robinson 25.

I think it could work, any thoughts