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BREAKING: Cubs Sign Outfielder Nate Schierholtz to One-Year Deal (UPDATE: $2.25M Plus Incentives)

BREAKING: Cubs Sign Outfielder Nate Schierholtz to One-Year Deal (UPDATE: $2.25M Plus Incentives)

The 28-year-old was non-tendered by the Phillies. Multiple reports say it’s happening.

by December 5, 2012 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Rumors
Now *That’s* a Rumor: The Cubs and Ryan Dempster Are Reportedly Talking About a Contract

Now *That’s* a Rumor: The Cubs and Ryan Dempster Are Reportedly Talking About a Contract

No offer is on the table, but conversations are happening. Reportedly.

by December 5, 2012 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Winter Meetings Wednesday Evening: Blanton, Betancourt, Farnsworth, Free Agent Offers, Rule 5 Draft

Winter Meetings Wednesday Evening: Blanton, Betancourt, Farnsworth, Free Agent Offers, Rule 5 Draft

The Cubs have some offers out to free agents, but no time table for hearing on them. Here’s the latest from Nashville.

Fun With Movie Posters: Bryan LaHair is Mr. Baseball

Fun With Movie Posters: Bryan LaHair is Mr. Baseball

A silly diversion from Winter Meetings (inaction) stress …

by December 5, 2012 Cubs Humor
Winter Meetings Wednesday Afternoon: Keppinger, Holland, Grilli, Dempster, Bay

Winter Meetings Wednesday Afternoon: Keppinger, Holland, Grilli, Dempster, Bay

Keppinger is off the Cubs’ board, and it looks like he’s going to the other side of Chicago.

Lukewarm Stove: Is Jason Bay the Bounce-Back Candidate Du Jour for the Cubs?

Lukewarm Stove: Is Jason Bay the Bounce-Back Candidate Du Jour for the Cubs?

He’s got a long way to bounce.

by December 5, 2012 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Tomorrow’s Rule 5 Draft: Expect Anything

Tomorrow’s Rule 5 Draft: Expect Anything

Annually one of the most fun – even if overrated – events of the year. So what can we expect from the Cubs? Is it even possible to credibly answer that?

Alfonso Soriano and Carlos Marmol Drawing “Plenty of Interest”

Alfonso Soriano and Carlos Marmol Drawing “Plenty of Interest”

That doesn’t mean the Cubs will deal them for certain, but it’s nice to have options.

by December 5, 2012 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Episode 7 of the BN Podcast: Winter Meetings Extravaganza

Episode 7 of the BN Podcast: Winter Meetings Extravaganza

Rumors abound this week, and we talk about a great many names to which the Cubs have been attached.

by December 5, 2012 Podcasts
Winter Meetings Wednesday Early Morning: Escobar, Marmol, Stewart, Grilli, Monster Trade

Winter Meetings Wednesday Early Morning: Escobar, Marmol, Stewart, Grilli, Monster Trade

Some overnight/early morning tidbits from Nashville.

Shocking Headline About Dale Sveum Being Shot and Other Bullets

Shocking Headline About Dale Sveum Being Shot and Other Bullets

Sveum shared a hunting story, and talked about Brett Jackson’s changes. Matt Garza is ready to start throwing, and more.

Sounds Like Yunel Escobar is Headed to the Rays

Sounds Like Yunel Escobar is Headed to the Rays

He is likely a better fit there than he would have been with the Cubs.

Winter Meetings Tuesday Evening: Escobar, Keppinger, Reynolds, Grilli, Parra, Betancourt, Hoyer

Winter Meetings Tuesday Evening: Escobar, Keppinger, Reynolds, Grilli, Parra, Betancourt, Hoyer

Day Two of the Winter Meetings is in the books. It was another quiet one for the Cubs, and quiet for most of baseball.

by December 4, 2012 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Lukewarm Stove: The Red Sox Have Reportedly Signed Shane Victorino

Lukewarm Stove: The Red Sox Have Reportedly Signed Shane Victorino

Three years and $39 million. Yo.

Bruce Levine Chats from the Winter Meetings: Ellsbury, Garza, Marmol, McLouth, Bourn, Escobar, Soriano, More

Bruce Levine Chats from the Winter Meetings: Ellsbury, Garza, Marmol, McLouth, Bourn, Escobar, Soriano, More

Bruce does his chattin’ thing from down in Nashville.

by December 4, 2012 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Prospects’ Progress: Almora and Raley

Prospects’ Progress: Almora and Raley

One of the Cubs’ top prospects, and a pitcher who made his debut with the big club last year.

Meta-ish: Dave Kaplan Takes to Twitter on the State of the Cubs’ Organization

Meta-ish: Dave Kaplan Takes to Twitter on the State of the Cubs’ Organization

It was a disaster two years ago, and Kap doesn’t want anyone to forget.

by December 4, 2012 Chicago Cubs News, Meta
Another Outfield Option – Cubs Have Been Connected to Shane Victorino

Another Outfield Option – Cubs Have Been Connected to Shane Victorino

Does Victorino makes sense for the Cubs? Any more sense than Michael Bourn?

by December 4, 2012 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Winter Meetings Tuesday Morning: Choo, McCarthy, Haren, Marmol, Olt, Stewart, Soriano, Granderson

Winter Meetings Tuesday Morning: Choo, McCarthy, Haren, Marmol, Olt, Stewart, Soriano, Granderson

A healthy dose of rumors from the second morning in Nashville.

Theo Epstein Speaks: Third Base, Alfonso Soriano, Non-Tender Candidates, and Free Agency

Theo Epstein Speaks: Third Base, Alfonso Soriano, Non-Tender Candidates, and Free Agency

The Cubs’ President speaks from the Winter Meetings, where the Cubs are still considering all of their options.

by December 4, 2012 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Rumors

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