View From The Bleachers

Talking Cubs Baseball Since 2003

Monthly Archive: December 2009

Tuesday

1

December 2009

0

COMMENTS

The Cubs Made a Mistake with Harden

Written by , Posted in General

Tuesday was the deadline for teams to offer arbitration to their potential free agents. In order to qualify for free agent compensation for elite guys, a team must offer the player the chance for arbitration. Doing so is risky for the team offering because of the fact that the offered player may elect to take the team up on the offer. In that case, that player would be locked into returning on either a one year deal decided by an arbiter or a deal agreed upon (1 year or multi-year) by both parties sometime before the hearing. The Cubs have […]

Tuesday

1

December 2009

0

COMMENTS

Morning News With the Daver!

Written by , Posted in General

What’s up, Cubs fans? Yes, the Daver is back with a morning smattering of Cubs-related news items for your perusing pleasure. I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving holiday. As we’re currently hovering in the limbo that exists between Turkey Day and the Winter Meetings, there’s not a ton of exciting stuff going on. But try a few of these bad boys on for size: Could Takashi Saito be a surprise addition to the Cubs 2010 bullpen? Maybe. Both Chicago baseball teams are looking into the erstwhile Dodgers closer, who staged a comeback-from-injury of sorts last season with the Red Sox (great […]