His four-year, $52 million deal comes with a big signing bonus up front.
Their dalliance with other options was short-lived. Also: Cubs sign Brad Nelson, Pirates sign Francisco Liriano, and how to have a picture with your comments.
Nate Schierholtz is officially signed, Gerardo Concepcion is off the 40-man (but still a Cub), and a couple relievers are gone.
The lefty was DFA’d last week and subsequently waived. He didn’t quite make it through waivers. Bummer.
With seven capable starters in the fold, what exactly are the Cubs’ options in the rotation as they head toward the end of the offseason?
The one you’ve been waiting for: arguably the Cubs’ best positional prospect and best pitching prospect.
With so many pitchers in the fold, the Garza rumors are really going to start.
The former Cubs prospect is getting a look by the Baltimore Orioles.
Reports say it’s happening. Boom. (UPDATES: Doesn’t look like this one is falling through.)
The 29-year-old reliever had some tough luck in 2012, but was dominant in 2011. This could be a good one.
One of many future possible landing spots for the athletic youngster.
Sounds like this one is actually happening.
Reports suggest Villanueva will get wrapped up soon, and the Cubs are aggressively pursuing Jackson. And Matt Garza teases us all.
Villanueva and Jackson would obviously give the Cubs extreme pitching depth.
The latest from the rumor mill has the Cubs possibly sitting pretty on Edwin Jackson, the Phillies possibly grabbing leverage, and Michael Bourn possibly settling.
This week’s podcast hits the Cubs stuff as hard as it hits the totally unrelated stuff.
They have quite a bit of competition, though.
That does not necessarily mean that the Cubs will be the high bidder or that he’ll sign with the Cubs, though.
The White Sox are trying to capture the hearts and minds of Chicago’s youth.