Doubleheader Preview: Chicago Cubs (4-8) at New York Yankees (7-6)

In Series Previews by berselius

Rain turned this short series into a day-night doubleheader. The two teams will meet again in mid-May, and hopefully we won’t have to get bummed out yet again by seeing Tanaka on the mound in a Yankees jersey.¬†Aside from Tanaka, the Yankees also picked up Carlos Beltran, Brian McCann, Kelly Johnson, Brian Roberts, and Jacoby Ellsbury this offseason. I guess …

Contented – My Cubs Marketing Campaign

In Commentary And Analysis by andcounting11 Comments

I watch Cubs games when I can. I follow the scores on Gameday most of the time.  I at least check the alerts informing me of lead changes. I kind of care if the Cubs win. I read the occasional blog post and news update about the Cubs. I have had neither the time nor the energy for much else. …

2014 Contending Cubs, Part 1: Payroll

In Commentary And Analysis by dmick8916 Comments

I thought it was about time to take a more thorough look at the 2014 Cubs and eventually discuss ways in which they could contend. The first thing to look at is how much money the Cubs may have to spend, which means we need to know how much money they currently have on the books for 2014.  Cots Contracts …

Alfonso Soriano trade to the Yankees is complete

In News And Rumors, Transactions by dmick89Leave a Comment

8:00am: Jim Bowden of ESPN and MLB Network Radio tweets that the trade has officially been approved by MLB. — MLBTR And the details: ESPN's Buster Olney reports (via Twitter) that the Yankees will pay $6.8MM of the roughly $24.5MM remaining on Alfonso Soriano's contract — $1.8MM in 2013 and $5MM in 2014. The Cubs will choose from a short list of pitching prospects …

Cubs close to trading Alfonso Soriano to the Yankees again

In News And Rumors by dmick8946 Comments

I’m mostly busy tonight, but wanted to put something up because it seems like there’s a very good chance Alfonso Soriano will be traded to the Yankees tonight. Theo told Sveum to take Sori out Yankees deal nearly done — Carrie Muskat (@CarrieMuskat) July 25, 2013 Cubs would get a lower-tier pitching prospect if they finish the Soriano deal with …

Cubs close to trading Alfonso Soriano to Yankees

In News And Rumors by dmick891 Comment

According to multiple sources, the Cubs are close to trading Alfonso Soriano to the Yankees. They will reportedly pitch in a large portion of the remaining $24.9 million Soriano is owed in return for a mid-level prospect. The Yankees and Cubs are nearing a deal that would send Alfonso Soriano to the New York, according to George A. King III …