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Cubs and Red Sox Could Make a Trade to Settle Theo Compensation and Other Bullets

Cubs and Red Sox Could Make a Trade to Settle Theo Compensation and Other Bullets

A deal could be for more than just Theo compensation, but it won’t involve prospective managers. Theo and Jed will meet Starlin Castro, Ryne Sandberg will probably head back to Philly, and not everyone loves the proposed CBA.

Lukewarm Stove: CBA, Reyes, Sizemore, Zambrano, Figgins, Hamels, More

Lukewarm Stove: CBA, Reyes, Sizemore, Zambrano, Figgins, Hamels, More

The new CBA could immediately cost the Cubs a draft pick, other Cubs-centric rumors, plus more news and rumors from around MLB.

by November 15, 2011 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors
Baseball America Names its Top 10 Cubs Prospects for 2012

Baseball America Names its Top 10 Cubs Prospects for 2012

Baseball America focuses on the Cubs’ 2011 draft and upper-level prospects in the Cubs’ system.

by November 15, 2011 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
Sources: Cubs Are Considering a Bid on Yu Darvish

Sources: Cubs Are Considering a Bid on Yu Darvish

Two team sources say the Japanese ace is on the Cubs’ radar this Winter.

by November 15, 2011 Chicago Cubs News
Theo Epstein, Carlos Zambrano, and a Story About “Earning His Way Back”

Theo Epstein, Carlos Zambrano, and a Story About “Earning His Way Back”

Epstein met with Zambrano yesterday, and outlined the process by which Zambrano can return to the Cubs for the 2012 season. That’s the story, anyway.

by November 15, 2011 Analysis and Commentary, Chicago Cubs News
The Aramis Ramirez “Ship Has Sailed”

The Aramis Ramirez “Ship Has Sailed”

The Chicago Cubs’ third baseman will not be returning to the team in 2012 says his agent.

by November 15, 2011 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Rumors
Jason McLeod, Himself, Will Observe Yoenis Cespedes and Other Bullets

Jason McLeod, Himself, Will Observe Yoenis Cespedes and Other Bullets

The Cubs aren’t kidding around. Theo hopes to settle his compensation issue this week, the CBA is close (but no cigar), Scott Boras talks about Fielder and Pena, and Shiraz Rehman has duties.

by November 15, 2011 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Rumors
Obsessive New Manager Watch: Chicago Cubs Have Interviewed DeMarlo Hale

Obsessive New Manager Watch: Chicago Cubs Have Interviewed DeMarlo Hale

Jed Hoyer interviewed Hale via phone yesterday.

by November 15, 2011 Chicago Cubs News
Lukewarm Stove: Kemp, Reyes, Headley, Pujols, Fielder, Wilson, Ramirez, Cubs

Lukewarm Stove: Kemp, Reyes, Headley, Pujols, Fielder, Wilson, Ramirez, Cubs

Matt Kemp gets big money, Jose Reyes probably will soon, the Marlins could move Hanley Ramirez and Gaby Sanchez, and Chase Headley might not be available yet. Plus plenty more from a busy weekend and Monday around baseball.

by November 14, 2011 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors
Baseball Executives Anonymously Speak Their Mind

Baseball Executives Anonymously Speak Their Mind

Execs touch on a wide range of subjects, from Prince Fielder versus Albert Pujols, to Mark Buehrle versus CJ Wilson, to Yu Darvish versus Stephen Strasburg, to the Cubs’ manager versus the Red Sox manager.

by November 14, 2011 Chicago Cubs News, MLB News and Rumors
Lukewarm Stove: Other Teams Are Likely to Ask About Carlos Marmol This Week

Lukewarm Stove: Other Teams Are Likely to Ask About Carlos Marmol This Week

And, given the marketplace, the Cubs might be able to net a nice return, despite Marmol’s down 2011.

by November 14, 2011 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Chicago Cubs Add Another Top Name to the Front Office Mix: Shiraz Rehman

Chicago Cubs Add Another Top Name to the Front Office Mix: Shiraz Rehman

The former Director of Player Personnel for the Diamondbacks is the newest member of the Chicago Cubs’ ever-expanding front office of awesomeness.

by November 14, 2011 Chicago Cubs News
Lukewarm Stove: Theo Epstein Has Spoken With Kerry Wood

Lukewarm Stove: Theo Epstein Has Spoken With Kerry Wood

And a source says Wood is expected to return to the Cubs in 2012.

by November 14, 2011 Chicago Cubs Rumors
“Significant” Changes to the Draft Coming and Other Bullets

“Significant” Changes to the Draft Coming and Other Bullets

A new CBA is on the way, the Cubs sift managerial candidates, one of those candidates is going back to Boston, and the Houston Astros’ sale/move could be approved this week.

by November 14, 2011 Chicago Cubs News

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