Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Rumors and Notes: Vacation Edition

So I am heading on my family vacation tomorrow so this will be my last post until maybe Sunday at the earliest. Make sure to follow me on twitter @HotStoveCubbies because I will be updating you with breaking rumors and news from there. Here is the latest from Cubland-
  • The new collective bargaining agreement his here for you baseball nuts.
  • Marmol was activated off the DL and Dolis was sent to AAA.
  • BleacherNation has all the talk from Theo and Jed so make sure to check that out.
  • Steve Clevenger was activated today and Blake Lalli was sent to Iowa. Nice to have Clevenger back and I hope to GOD that we don’t see very much Koyie Hill now.
  • Theo and Co. are open to signing Dempster to an extension but it has to fit the clubs needs.
  • Dempster has not committed on what he would do if they Cubs presented a trade to him. But he has expressed interest in staying in Chicago.
  • Pitching is the target for the Cubs in the draft coming up June 4th.
  • The impact of Roy Halladay may reach the Cubs. If Halladay is down for a while expect the Phillies to look to the Cubs for pitching. Garza or Dempster could really help soften the Halladay injury blow.
  • Javier Baez made his Peoria debut going 2 for 4.
Until Next Time…

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Cubs Not Doing Well but the Rumors are Fine...

  • Alex Gordon maybe availiable via trade but only if the Royals are blown away in a deal.  The Cubs could have some interest in Gordon but only to play 3rd.
  • If the Cubs are willing to do bad a contract swap for Soriano the Mariners and Chone Figgins seem like a match.
  • Once again the Cubs are willing to eat most of Soriano's contract if he is traded.  Theo Epstein talked with the Red Sox about Soriano before the season but have had no talks since.
  • The Giants and Cubs have been keeping an open dialogue about a Soriano trade.  The Giants are one of the few teams actually interested in the aging slugger.
  • The recent contract with Adam Jones has just made players like Michael Bourn, BJ Upton, and Shane Victorino very happy.  All three have likely priced themselves out of the Cubs market.
  • The Cubs are willing to sign big free agents next season but not just to sign one.  They have to fit with what Theo and Co. are doing.
  • Sveum and Dempster have been speaking out about potential moves.  Dempster is gaining interest from the Yankees and Red Sox mostly.
  • The O's have been scouting the Cubs recently which is bad because the Cubs have not been playing well.  The O's could also be looking for pitching.
  • Tom Loxas of Cubs Den has a good piece of two haters. 
  • Cubs did some minor league shuffling where Javier Baez is coming to Peoria.  BleacherNation has the minor league run down.
Until Next Time...