Word on the Street: Is Zambrano Bronx-bound?


Word on the Street: Is Zambrano Bronx-bound?

Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2010

Report: Yankees targeting Carlos Zambrano?

After missing out on Cliff Lee, Bill Madden of the New York Daily News is reporting the Yankees are turning their attention to trading for Carlos Zambrano. Having already hired former Cubs pitching coach Larry Rothschild to fill the same position, Zambrano could be a perfect fit in the Bronx. (yahoo.com)

Carmelo not coming to Bulls, but another Nugget might be

The theory in Denver is that if the Nuggets trade Carmelo Anthony to the New York Knicks or New Jersey Nets, then they are going to strip their roster and rebuild. That means moving Chauncey Billups and most likely J.R. Smith.

The Bulls traded for Smith - and immediately traded him to Denver - a few seasons ago and would give the Bulls another strong weapon off the bench. (probasketballtalk.nbcsports.com)

Dunn to wear different number with White Sox

With Jake Peavy already wearing Adam Dunn's number 44 on the South Side, the White Sox have announced that their newest slugger will wear uniform number 32. (whitesox.com)
Jenks close to signing with Rays

Former White Sox closer Bobby Jenks is in negotiations with the Tampa Bay Rays and sources say a deal could be reached as early as Wednesday night. (hardballtalk.nbcsports.com)

Diamondbacks sign Xavier Nady

The Arizona Diamondbacks have agreed to sign Xavier Nady according to multiple reports. Nady, 32, hit .256 with six home runs in 347 at-bats with the Cubs in 2010. (mlbtraderumors.com)

Preview: Cubs open series vs. Red Sox tonight on CSN Plus

Preview: Cubs open series vs. Red Sox tonight on CSN Plus

The Cubs take on the Boston Red Sox tonight, and you can catch all the action on CSN and live streaming on CSNChicago.com and the NBC Sports App.

Coverage begins with Cubs Pregame Live at 6 p.m. Then catch first pitch with Len Kasper and Jim Deshaies. Be sure to stick around after the final out to get analysis and player reaction on Cubs Postgame Live.

Today’s starting pitching matchup: Jake Arrieta (3-0, 3.65 ERA) vs. Drew Pomeranz (1-1, 4.60 ERA)

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CubsTalk Podcast: Top prospect update


CubsTalk Podcast: Top prospect update

Mick Gillispie — the broadcaster for the Double-A Tennessee Smokies as well as the Cubs' spring training broadcaster — joins Tony Andracki to break down some of the organization's top prospects, analyzing the beginning of the 2017 season for guys Ian Happ, Duane Underwood, Eloy Jimenez, Chesny Young, Victor Caratini and Trevor Clifton.

Mick also explains the wackiest game in Smokies history, how a winning culture has disseminated throughout the Cubs minor-league teams and what the World Series ring ceremony was like in Tennessee.

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