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Rosenthal: Cubs Are “Listening” on Jeff Samardzija

Rosenthal: Cubs Are “Listening” on Jeff Samardzija

You would expect the Cubs to listen on anyone, but I suppose it’s possible there’s a little more meat to this one.

by July 27, 2013 Chicago Cubs News
Buttoning Up Soriano for Black: Reactions, Quotes, Planning for the Future, Scouting Reports, Etc.

Buttoning Up Soriano for Black: Reactions, Quotes, Planning for the Future, Scouting Reports, Etc.

The timing of the trade was probably as good as it was going to get, as was the return. Black is an intriguing prospect.

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.

by July 27, 2013 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors
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.

by July 27, 2013 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors
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.

by July 26, 2013 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects

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