Showing posts with label Cubs. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Cubs. Show all posts

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Mets miss the boat on outfielder, Scott Hairston sails to Cubs

According to ESPN Chicago, the Chicago Cubs have signed free agent outfielder Scott Hairston to a two-year contract worth up to $6 million, according to a source with knowledge of the negotiations.

Hairston will fit into the Cubs' mix as a platoon corner outfielder.

The other teams that had been talking to Hairston's agent were the New York Mets, New York Yankees and Atlanta Braves.

The 32-year-old Hairston's deal includes incentive clauses that could increase the value to $6 million, pending a physical.

Hairston who played for the Mets in 2012, put up his best power numbers. The outfielder had 48 extra-base hits, including a career-high 20 home runs, in just 377 at-bats.

Hairston made $1.1 million last season before becoming a free agent for the first time in his career. He most likely will platoon with left-handed hitters Nate Schierholtz in right field and David DeJesus in center.

Friday, January 07, 2011

Garza Traded to Cubs???

According to ESPN Chicago,  The Tampa Bay Rays and Chicago Cubs have agreed to a multi-player deal that will bring right-handed pitcher Matt Garza to Chicago, according to a major league source.

The deal, which has been agreed to pending physicals, sends right-handed pitcher Chris Archer, outfielder Brandon Guyer, catcher Robinson Chirinos, shortstop Hak-Ju Lee and outfielder Sam Fuld to Tampa for Garza, a minor league pitcher and minor league outfielder Fernando Perez.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Rangers, Cubs lead the pack for Brandon Webb's Bill Ladson that the Cubs and Rangers are the front-runners for former Cy Young winner Brandon Webb. The Nationals who appear interested apparently have fallen back in the running for the former Diamondback.

The Rangers have been looking at Webb's medical history. They certainly have a good idea of his health issues since Dr. Keith Meister, the Rangers' team physician, performed surgery on Webb in August 2009 to repair his torn rotator cuff.

As I posted, the Cubs were looking into Brandon Webb. How serious they are about him remains to be seen. A recent report on Bleacher Nation says that after the Cubs reviewed Webb’s medical information, they were no longer particularly excited about signing him.

The Nationals have been clear about wanting a top-shelf pitcher, but might be focusing on Carl Pavano. Washington also is looking for a first baseman, and is thought to be in the market for Derrek Lee.
After the Jayson Werth signing, there's going to be only so much the Nats can do financially.

Thursday, December 09, 2010

Cubs have the inside track on Garza

There are other potential trade partners, though the Cubs appear to have the inside track.

Officials from the Tampa Bay Rays and Chicago Cubs met for the second time during the winter meetings on Wednesday night to discuss the parameters of a trade that would send right-handed pitcher Matt Garza to Chicago for a number of the Cubs' top prospects, according to multiple sources.

Both the Milwaukee Brewers and Texas Rangers have also had meetings with Tampa about Garza, a major-league source said. It appears, however, that the Cubs have the strongest bid at this point.

A major-league source told that Milwaukee is talking to Carl Pavano about a three-year contract.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Trade Rumors: Dan Uggla is available...., but at what price?

According to Joe Frisaro of, contract talks have stalled, the Marlins are in the process of measuring trade interest for Dan Uggla.

FOX reports that the Marlins have had discussions with the Tigers regarding the power-hitting second baseman.

According to multiple sources, has learned that the Marlins are not confident they will sign Uggla, who recently turned down a four-year, $48 million offer.

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