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Cubs Claim Shane Peterson and Ryan Lavarnway, DFA Logan Watkins and Donn Roach

Cubs Claim Shane Peterson and Ryan Lavarnway, DFA Logan Watkins and Donn Roach

Lavarnway, 27, has always had a quality bat, but has never broken through.

Marlins and Yankees Get Together on Prado, Eovaldi, Jones, Phelps Deal

Marlins and Yankees Get Together on Prado, Eovaldi, Jones, Phelps Deal

The Marlins improve by picking up a new third baseman, and the Yankees get a young arm.

by December 19, 2014 MLB News and Rumors
Cubs Reportedly Claim 1B/OF Shane Peterson Off of Waivers from A’s

Cubs Reportedly Claim 1B/OF Shane Peterson Off of Waivers from A’s

If true, Peterson would seem to be a depth piece in the outfield, and reserve first baseman if that ever became necessary.

by December 19, 2014 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Will Mets and Rockies Get Together on the Next Blockbuster?

Will Mets and Rockies Get Together on the Next Blockbuster?

The two sides have reportedly been discussing Troy Tulowitzki for a while, though a deal still seems unlikely.

by December 19, 2014 MLB News and Rumors
David Ross Reportedly Down to Padres and Cubs (UPDATES)

David Ross Reportedly Down to Padres and Cubs (UPDATES)

An earlier report had Ross agreeing to a deal with the Padres, but that may not yet be the case.

by December 19, 2014 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors
The Jason Motte Signing is Now Officially Official

The Jason Motte Signing is Now Officially Official

Motte comes with big upside, and the ability to stabilize a young bullpen. If he’s healthy.

by December 19, 2014 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Transactions
Padres Reportedly Near Deal with Red Sox for Will Middlebrooks – David Ross Implication

Padres Reportedly Near Deal with Red Sox for Will Middlebrooks – David Ross Implication

There’s a back-up catcher going from the Padres to the Red Sox. Both teams were in on Ross, along with the Cubs.

by December 19, 2014 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors
Projection Systems Are Fun, But Are They Accurate? And Other Bullets

Projection Systems Are Fun, But Are They Accurate? And Other Bullets

We like to discuss projections around this time of year, but is there much usefulness in it? Surprise: the answer is yes and no.

by December 19, 2014 Chicago Cubs News
Cubs Minor League Signings: RHP Anthony Carter, OF Yovanny Cuevas, OF Samir Lara

Cubs Minor League Signings: RHP Anthony Carter, OF Yovanny Cuevas, OF Samir Lara

The bring in a power righty for potential bullpen depth, and sign a couple young IFAs.

Braves Reportedly Trade Justin Upton to the Padres, Who Want All the Outfielders

Braves Reportedly Trade Justin Upton to the Padres, Who Want All the Outfielders

Gotta love a Friday morning mystery. (UPDATE: As unbelievable as it is, Upton is going to the Padres.)

by December 19, 2014 MLB News and Rumors
Jake Peavy Re-Signs with Giants, Two-Years and $24 Million

Jake Peavy Re-Signs with Giants, Two-Years and $24 Million

Peavy was the last of the second tier starters in free agency, and his deal makes Jason Hammel’s look great once again.

by December 19, 2014 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors
Padres and A’s Have Been Trading Fools, So Naturally They Got Together on a Trade

Padres and A’s Have Been Trading Fools, So Naturally They Got Together on a Trade

A couple young pitchers head to Oakland for catcher Derek Norris and a pitching prospect.

by December 18, 2014 MLB News and Rumors
Lukewarm Stove: Peavy, Breslow, Ross, Upton, Upton, Volquez, Kang, Cuban Players, More

Lukewarm Stove: Peavy, Breslow, Ross, Upton, Upton, Volquez, Kang, Cuban Players, More

The Cubs are not listed as among the teams in on Jake Peavy at this time, which makes sense.

by December 18, 2014 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors
Another Day, Another Lottery Ticket Gone: Kris Medlen Signs with Royals

Another Day, Another Lottery Ticket Gone: Kris Medlen Signs with Royals

The two-time TJS recoveree gets a two year deal from the Royals.

by December 18, 2014 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors
Chicago Cubs Prospects Progress: Jen-Ho Tseng

Chicago Cubs Prospects Progress: Jen-Ho Tseng

The young Cubs righty was among the best pitchers in all of the minors last year. But what does that mean for his future?

by December 18, 2014 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
The Padres, Dodgers Matt Kemp Trade is Still Not Done, and It Could Get Ugly

The Padres, Dodgers Matt Kemp Trade is Still Not Done, and It Could Get Ugly

A new report suggests a potentially serious medical issue is at the heart of the delay, which could cause big problems for the teams.

by December 18, 2014 MLB News and Rumors

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