Results tagged ‘ Rick Ankiel ’

12/14 Center field options

Looks like the Cubs’ pool of free agent center fielders is going to lose one. Reports have Mike Cameron close to signing a two-year deal with the Red Sox for $15.5 million. That’s more than the Cubs wanted to spend both in terms of length of contract and money. The other options for center include Marlon Byrd, Scott Podsednik and Rick Ankiel.

— Carrie Muskat

12/10 Center of attention

As Jim Hendry drives home on Interstate 65 from Indianapolis to Chicago Thursday, he’ll be discussing the center field options with his co-pilot. Hendry spent most of Wednesday meeting with agents for the free agent center fielders on the market, which include Scott Podsednik, Rick Ankiel, Marlon Byrd and Mike Cameron. Now, it comes down to who is the best fit for the Cubs. Who’s your pick?

— Carrie Muskat