This isn’t an either/or scenario regarding Cespedes and Soler. Soler is a done deal. It amazes me to see everyone’s take on a player they have never play, including myself, this guy has been scouted heavily for years, so I trust our front office and believe the Cubs are the frontrunners. Also RIP Whitney Houston, never a big pop music fan but she had staggering talent and died way to young.
Last edited by Yagyu+; 01-06-2013 at 05:55 AM.
I can't wait till we get some Bourn news one way or another. This one has been tough to gauge and I'm very interested to see how it turns out.
Down in this vagina mine.
As an aside, and he could have been joking about the second part, he wrote the following in respect to Diaz:
Seems like Red Sox and Dodgers are heavily involved but the Concepcion signing leads to another get.
Concepcion is the Cubs Cuban liaison.
Last edited by Yagyu+; 01-06-2013 at 06:03 AM.
Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe reports that the Cubs will consider trade offers for Matt Garza if the righty shows in spring training that his elbow is healthy.
With the signings of Edwin Jackson, Carlos Villanueva, Scott Baker and Scott Feldman, the Cubs suddenly have some rotation depth, which could allow them to deal Garza for help elsewhere. The team has mentioned signing Garza to an extension in the past, but they might decide that getting prospects for him during spring training or at the trade deadline would be the better course of action. The veteran righty is coming back from a stress reaction in his right elbow, but he's been cleared to resume throwing and the Cubs anticipate him being ready for Opening Day.
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^ Cafardo always breaking the big news.
He's still trying to figure out a way Boston might be able get get him for Theo compensation compensation.
This, of course, would all be contingent on Ellsbury agreeing to an extension.
That team should float along until the deadline at just below .500, at which point all 6 of your starting pitchers (sans Shark maybe) should be trade bait for younger pieces. Stewart will eventually be supplanted by Baez and/or one of the 3 V's (Vitters/Valbuena/Villanueva). Schiertholtz should be a decent placeholder until another core outfielder is signed/traded for or when Almora/Soler is ready. I'd trade Barney if it meant landing a superstar type player, but for now I don't mind him hitting 8th with excellent defense.
My bad if this has already been suggested/discussed. I've only skimmed through these threads.
Last edited by Anomalied; 01-06-2013 at 03:33 PM.
I like Ellsbury. 0% chance he signs an extension before he hits FA.
Yeah, might as well just wait and try to sign him next offseason
Garza, DeJesus and Jackson for a year of Ellsbury in which we won't compete (because there is literally not a chance he signs an extension) Nope...