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Lukewarm Stove: Additional Moves, Schierholtz, Russell, Big Contracts, More

Lukewarm Stove: Additional Moves, Schierholtz, Russell, Big Contracts, More

The Cubs jumped the market on starting pitching, and got a good deal for Soriano. What’s next? Well, maybe more than you think.

Edwin Jackson is Kind of the Best Pitcher on the Cubs and Other Bullets

Edwin Jackson is Kind of the Best Pitcher on the Cubs and Other Bullets

At least by FIP. Didn’t see that coming, did you? Kris Bryant hits his first home run, and James Russell may be transforming.

Cuban Pitcher Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez Reportedly Signs with Phillies

Cuban Pitcher Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez Reportedly Signs with Phillies

The Cubs had been connected, but weren’t expected to land the righty when all was said and done.

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 3, Giants 2 – July 26, 2013

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 3, Giants 2 – July 26, 2013

Edwin Jackson is really coming along.

by July 27, 2013 Enhanced Box Scores
Pre-Gamin': Cubs v. Giants (9:15 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, etc. (And Roster Move)

Pre-Gamin': Cubs v. Giants (9:15 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, etc. (And Roster Move)

Eduardo Sanchez is up to replace Alfonso Soriano. Technically.

by July 26, 2013 Pre-Gamin'
Cubs Trade Guillermo Moscoso to the Giants for a PTBNL or Cash

Cubs Trade Guillermo Moscoso to the Giants for a PTBNL or Cash

The 29-year-old righty was pitching quite well at AAA Iowa, but there wasn’t going to be a spot for him this year.

Afternoon Bullets Are Still Bullets and Other Bullets

Afternoon Bullets Are Still Bullets and Other Bullets

I didn’t forget! Junior Lake got the business, Alfonso Soriano’s roster spot needs a taker, and Scott Baker’s rehab starts aren’t going well just yet.

Bye, Alfonso Soriano

Bye, Alfonso Soriano

A personal take on a guy who deserves a lot of credit.

by July 26, 2013 Analysis and Commentary
Chicago Cubs Alfonso Soriano to New York Yankees for Corey Black and Salary Relief

Chicago Cubs Alfonso Soriano to New York Yankees for Corey Black and Salary Relief

Fairly significant cost savings and a decent pitching prospect. Nicely done, and farewell, Soriano.

by July 26, 2013 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Cubs Reportedly Sign Taiwanese Pitching Prospect Jen-Ho Tseng for $1.625 Million

Cubs Reportedly Sign Taiwanese Pitching Prospect Jen-Ho Tseng for $1.625 Million

The 18-year-old righty is a quality prospect who could see Stateside work almost immediately.

Series Preview: Cubs v. Giants, July 26, 2013 – July 28, 2013

Series Preview: Cubs v. Giants, July 26, 2013 – July 28, 2013

The Cubs carry on in San Francisco without Alfonso Soriano.

by July 26, 2013 Series Previews
Cubs Minor League Daily: Lost Season

Cubs Minor League Daily: Lost Season

Josh Vitters is hurt again, and it’s looking like 2013 is just going to be a wash for him. Which is a shame.

Alfonso Soriano Caught a Plane to New York, Said His Goodbyes

Alfonso Soriano Caught a Plane to New York, Said His Goodbyes

Everyone was sad to see Soriano go, and he had some kind words for the fans.

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 1, Diamondbacks 3 – July 25, 2013

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 1, Diamondbacks 3 – July 25, 2013

The bats, they have nothing.

by July 26, 2013 Enhanced Box Scores
It Sounds Like Alfonso Soriano is Headed to the Yankees (UPDATES – 9:02pm CT)

It Sounds Like Alfonso Soriano is Headed to the Yankees (UPDATES – 9:02pm CT)

Theo Epstein reportedly told Dale Sveum to pull Soriano from tonight’s lineup, and a deal is “99 percent” done.

by July 25, 2013 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Pre-Gamin': Cubs v. Diamondbacks (8:40 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, etc.

Pre-Gamin': Cubs v. Diamondbacks (8:40 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, etc.

The show goes on.

by July 25, 2013 Pre-Gamin'
BN Podcast Episode 35: Garza, Soriano, Lake, Reno and Stuff

BN Podcast Episode 35: Garza, Soriano, Lake, Reno and Stuff

Garza is gone, and Soriano is maybe almost gone. But Lake is here to stay, right!?!

by July 25, 2013 Podcasts
Are David DeJesus and Nate Schierholtz Going to Be Shopped? Probably Not, but No One is Untouchable

Are David DeJesus and Nate Schierholtz Going to Be Shopped? Probably Not, but No One is Untouchable

Alfonso Soriano is dominating the headlines, but the Cubs’ other two outfielders might dominate other teams’ requests.

by July 25, 2013 Chicago Cubs Rumors

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