According to several reports, the Cubs have resigned 17 game winner Ryan Dempster to a 4 year 52 million dollar deal. Dempster had a career season, and finished 6th in the NL Cy Youn Award voting. It still appears that GH Jim Hendry will still push the San Diego Padres to acquire Jake Peavy, but that deal is up in the air. This signing could pay off, or he could under preform next year. If we works harsd this offseason, he could easily win 17 games for the Cubs again.
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
With Kerry Wood, gone the Cubs acquire a new closer. Well, Gregg was the closer for the Florida Marlins. The Marlins receive Cubs pitching prospect Jose Ceda. Ceda was involved in the Cubs/Jake Peavy rumors. Kevin saved 29 game in 2008, but blew 9 saves, uh oh. He says that he had a bothering knee, wasn't 100%, and he had surgery to help it and should be 100% by Spring Training. Now, who will close for the Cubs in 2009? Will it be 8th inning man fireman Carlos Marmol, or Gregg with clsing experience. That is up for debate, and we'll know possibly in Spring Training. This deal could also meqan Bob Howry is gone from the Cubs bullpen and team.
Kerry Wood, after 10 seasons with the Cubs, will not return in 2009 according to GM Jim Hendry. Wood will hit the free agency market, and will not return. In 10 seasons over 11 years with the Cubs, Wood compiled a 77-61 record with a 3.65 ERA and 1,407 strikeouts in 276 games.
Thanks for the years and memories, Kid K!
Saturday, August 2, 2008
Apparently the Cubs are going to stick with their current roster until the September callups. General Manager Jim Hendry had discussions with other teams about trades, but didn't pull the trigger. The Cubs have a great roster up and down so maybe the best trade was not making one.
The Cubs just wrapped a 4 game sweep of the Milwaukee Brewers,. Everybody on the Chicago Cubs' roster conteributed to the huge series. The Cubs beat the Brewers aces CC Sabathia and Ben Sheets. When the series was over, the Cubs had a 5 game lead over the St. Louis Cardinals and the Brewers. Everybody was expecting a 2-2 split in the series, but the Cubs swept one of theyr division rivals in their park. Cubs fans, be proud of your team.
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
The Cubs have acquired starting pitcher Rich Harden and reliever Chad Gaudin from the Oakland Athletics for starting pitcher Sean Gallagher, outfielder Matt Murton, infielder/outfielder Eric Patterson, and minor league catcher Josh Donaldson. This season, Rich Harden has a 5-1 record with a 2.34 ERA. People say when healthy and on, Rich Harden has just as good of stuff as any pithers in the league. Chad Gaudin is 5-3 with a 3.59 ERA. I'm very happy with the big trade general manager Jim Hendry has made, and will give us a bigger push towards the postseason. You can't go wrong with a starting rotation consisting of NL-ALL Stars Carlos Zambrano and Ryan Dempster, allong with Rich Harden and Ted Lilly who are also very good.