Wait, now the Cubs aren't in on Fielder?


Wait, now the Cubs aren't in on Fielder?

Peter Gammons told CSN's Chuck Garfien the Cubs will be "very stealth" in their pursuit of Fielder and that there is a "real possibility" the slugger signs with the Cubs.

It was just two hours later that he went back on his words:

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Peter GammonsCubs say they do not have cash to sign Fielder
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I'm confused, how did that change so much in two hours??

Or is this just the Cubs being "very stealth" and the organization telling Gammons that the very act of telling people the team will be stealth negates the stealthiness?

Heck, I don't know.

Many reports, including those from CSNChicago's Patrick Mooney believe the Cubs are not going to be in hardcore for the Pujols or Fielder sweepstakes. They already were not in on Pujols, unless they were the "mystery team" (seriously doubt there was a mystery team at this point) and if they go big after Fielder, it is believed to be a high salary for a shorter term.

Guess we'll just have to wait and see. No "Fielder-to-the-Cubs" rumors will stop until he signs somewhere else, so let's just sit back, relax, and watch the spectacle of this offseason's free agent craziness.

SportsTalk Live Podcast: Kyle Schwarber not cleared to play outfield for Cubs at Wrigley


SportsTalk Live Podcast: Kyle Schwarber not cleared to play outfield for Cubs at Wrigley

Hub Arkush (Pro Football Weekly/670 The Score), Mark Grote (Cubs Radio Network) and Jason Goch (SB Nation Radio) join Kap on the panel. They react to the news that Kyle Schwarber will not be cleared to play the field in the World Series.

Plus MLB Network's Jon Heyman previews Game 3. CSNChicago.com's Vincent Goodwill previews the Bulls season opener and is John Fox really done with Jay Cutler despite his denial today.

Check out the latest edition of the SportsTalk Live Podcast below: 

Kyle Schwarber not medically cleared to play the field, will not start in Games 3-5 of World Series

Kyle Schwarber not medically cleared to play the field, will not start in Games 3-5 of World Series

Kyle Schwarber has not been cleared by doctors to play the field and will not start for the Cubs in Games 3-5 of the World Series at Wrigley Field, Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein said Thursday.

Schwarber was seen with a glove in left field during the batting practice portion of the Cubs' workout Thursday at Wrigley Field, but Epstein said Cubs' doctors and Dr. Daniel Cooper, the Dallas Cowboys surgon who performed the surgery on Schwarber's torn ACL and LCL in April, were "Convinced there’s too much risk in playing the outfield.” The risk of having Schwarber move quickly and start, stop and cut suddenly in the outfield was too great and Epstein said the Cubs didn't want to "throw caution to the wind" to get Schwarber in the lineup over the weekend.

"It's not disappointing at all," Schwarber said. "It was a long shot at the most." 

Added Schwarber: "There's no being sad about it, there's no nothing. I know my role now and I'm going to embrace it." 

Schwarber doubled and walked in Game 1 of the World Series and collected a pair of RBI singles and walked in Game 2 in Cleveland. He started and hit fifth as a designated hitter in both games and will be available as a high-leverage pinch hitter Games 3-5.