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Jeff Samardzija Rumors: Steep Price, Rapid Resolution, Orioles Involvement, More

Jeff Samardzija Rumors: Steep Price, Rapid Resolution, Orioles Involvement, More

If the Cubs are going to part with Samardzija now, it’ll be expensive. As it should be.

by November 25, 2013 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Chicago Cubs Sign Minor League Pitchers Carlos Pimentel and Paolo Espino

Chicago Cubs Sign Minor League Pitchers Carlos Pimentel and Paolo Espino

Each is about as good as a minor league free agent pitcher signing gets. Which is to say, not super sexy, but interesting.

Jed Hoyer on Timelines and Frustration (or Lack of Those Things) and Other Bullets

Jed Hoyer on Timelines and Frustration (or Lack of Those Things) and Other Bullets

There isn’t a timeline to “go for it,” and there is no frustration about a lack of money.

by November 25, 2013 Chicago Cubs News
In Case You Missed Anything from the Busy Weekend

In Case You Missed Anything from the Busy Weekend

Cardinals making moves, Samardzija rumors, posting system hopes, a minor signing, and more.

Japanese Officials Hoping to Resolve the Posting System This Week

Japanese Officials Hoping to Resolve the Posting System This Week

They’re reportedly heading to the States to try and hammer out a deal. Masahiro Tanaka’s future hangs in the balance.

by November 24, 2013 MLB News and Rumors
Cardinals Reportedly Set to Sign Jhonny Peralta for Four Years and Something North of $52 Million

Cardinals Reportedly Set to Sign Jhonny Peralta for Four Years and Something North of $52 Million

It’s a lot of money to commit to a recently-suspended player, but it’s a clear upgrade for the already-solid Cardinals.

by November 24, 2013 MLB News and Rumors
Starlin Castro and Plate Approach and Other Bullets

Starlin Castro and Plate Approach and Other Bullets

Does Jed Hoyer think the Cubs messed up their All-Star shortstop? Nah. Come on, you didn’t really think he’d say that.

Rumor: Blue Jays Stepping Up Pursuit of Jeff Samardzija?

Rumor: Blue Jays Stepping Up Pursuit of Jeff Samardzija?

They may be trying to put together a package for Samardzija.

by November 23, 2013 Chicago Cubs Rumors
New York Yankees Expected to Sign Brian McCann for Five Years and $85 Million

New York Yankees Expected to Sign Brian McCann for Five Years and $85 Million

Not an unreasonable contract for a guy who was destined for the American League. So what does it mean for the Yankees’ spending plans?

by November 23, 2013 MLB News and Rumors
Chicago Cubs Sign Outfielder Casper Wells to a Minor League Deal

Chicago Cubs Sign Outfielder Casper Wells to a Minor League Deal

The 29-year-old right-handed-hitter had a brutal 2013 season, but could be a platoon option.

Jeimer Candelario is Awesome and Other Bullets

Jeimer Candelario is Awesome and Other Bullets

Awesome both as a prospect, and as a young man giving back to his country.

Cubs Announce New Coaching Staff and Front Office Changes: Mueller, Hyde, Brumley, Castro, More

Cubs Announce New Coaching Staff and Front Office Changes: Mueller, Hyde, Brumley, Castro, More

Brandon Hyde is moving up from the farm to the bench, and Bill Mueller is indeed the new hitting coach. Still looking for a first base coach, though.

by November 22, 2013 Chicago Cubs News
Cardinals Reportedly Acquire Peter Bourjos and a Prospect for David Freese and Fernando Salas

Cardinals Reportedly Acquire Peter Bourjos and a Prospect for David Freese and Fernando Salas

Bourjos used to be a light-hitting, defense-heavy center fielder. He’s now likely to hit 55 homers in 2014.

by November 22, 2013 MLB News and Rumors
Lukewarm Stove: Johnson, Hughes, Vargas, Jackson, Choo, Young

Lukewarm Stove: Johnson, Hughes, Vargas, Jackson, Choo, Young

The Cubs were indeed in on Josh Johnson, which suggests they’ll have other mid-tier pitching targets.

by November 22, 2013 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors

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