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Lukewarm Stove: Samardzija, Yoon, Crain, Tanaka, Maeda, Spending

Lukewarm Stove: Samardzija, Yoon, Crain, Tanaka, Maeda, Spending

Shouldn’t the Orioles be more frequently connected in Jeff Samardzija trade rumors?

by December 31, 2013 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors
Hey – Don’t Forget About Christian Villanueva

Hey – Don’t Forget About Christian Villanueva

The third base prospect we hear the least about is someone to keep in mind going into 2014.

by December 31, 2013 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
Closing Down the Year and Other Bullets

Closing Down the Year and Other Bullets

2013 was a mixed bag – great for me, not so for the big league Cubs.

by December 31, 2013 Chicago Cubs News
The Legend of Alfonso Soriano’s Horrible Contract

The Legend of Alfonso Soriano’s Horrible Contract

Are we still searching for lessons from Soriano’s megadeal? And are people even noting the right lessons?

by December 30, 2013 Analysis and Commentary
The Yankees Reportedly Plan to Pull a Cubs in the 2014 IFA Market

The Yankees Reportedly Plan to Pull a Cubs in the 2014 IFA Market

Except, like, on steroids. The Yankees could reportedly spend as much as $25 million next year.

by December 30, 2013 MLB News and Rumors
Obsessive Tanaka Watch: Concern Over Kickbacks, Evaluating Talent, Red Sox Lurking?

Obsessive Tanaka Watch: Concern Over Kickbacks, Evaluating Talent, Red Sox Lurking?

If Tanaka is planning to give some of his contract back to Rakuten, MLB isn’t happy about it.

by December 30, 2013 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors
The Cubs Lost in Agonizing Fashion to the Cardinals Yesterday and Other Bullets

The Cubs Lost in Agonizing Fashion to the Cardinals Yesterday and Other Bullets

Well, that’s the equivalent, anyway.

The Worst Deals of the Year and Other Bullets

The Worst Deals of the Year and Other Bullets

Re-signing Ian Stewart was a mistake, but did the Cubs have any other “worst” moves?

by December 29, 2013 Chicago Cubs News
The Cubs Have a Top Five Prospect in All of Baseball and Other Bullets

The Cubs Have a Top Five Prospect in All of Baseball and Other Bullets

Yes, it’s Javier Baez, whose meteoric rise continues, even in the offseason.

The Cubs’ Jose Veras Signing is Officially Official

The Cubs’ Jose Veras Signing is Officially Official

The 33-year-old reliever gets a one-year deal with a club option for 2015.

by December 27, 2013 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Transactions
The Dominican Winter League Pitcher of the Year is Cubs Prospect Carlos Pimentel

The Dominican Winter League Pitcher of the Year is Cubs Prospect Carlos Pimentel

Wondering who he is? The Cubs signed him away from the Rangers earlier this offseason.

by December 27, 2013 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
Obsessive Tanaka Watch: Yankees Pursuit, Expected Contract, Teams Out?

Obsessive Tanaka Watch: Yankees Pursuit, Expected Contract, Teams Out?

It’s early, but contract expectations and major suitors are starting to take shape.

by December 27, 2013 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors
Lessons in Hindsight: The Mariners Once Traded Shin-Soo Choo for Ben Broussard

Lessons in Hindsight: The Mariners Once Traded Shin-Soo Choo for Ben Broussard

Those minor mid-season trades can have long-lasting impacts.

by December 27, 2013 Analysis and Commentary
More Spring Training Facilities Updates and Other Bullets

More Spring Training Facilities Updates and Other Bullets

The place looks good, though there won’t be much around it should you make the trip this year.

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