The 33-year-old lefty spent 2012 and part of 2013 recovering from Tommy John surgery and never had a chance to show his stuff after coming to the States.
The big story of the week, like the week itself, was surprisingly quiet.
Not everyone was enthused by the possibility of Chamberlain.
A lefty reliever and a back-up-back-up catcher.
It’s a swap of platoon-type outfielders. The Cubs likely got the better one.
There was a little upside there, but the market is full of back-of-the-rotation options.
The Cubs did not make a selection in the Major League phase, but did take a catcher in the minor league phase.
Say goodbye to truck jobs like the Ted Lilly one you remember so well.
The 36-year-old righty has been one of the top relievers in the game over the last four years. In Chicago, he’d close.
It was a busy day in Orlando, with a handful of moves and a boatload of, yes, rumors.
The Cubs’ President of Baseball Operations addressed many of the hot buttons that were pushed earlier today.
You may remember the 33-year-old as Fausto Carmona.
Hoyer said nothing the Cubs haven’t said before, and Boras is just a frustrated agent doing his job. Rile down.
The bulk was approved back in July, but now certain tweaks have been approved, as well. The legislative hurdle has been cleared.
They pick up 23-year-old reliever Carter Capps.
Although the Cubs might not grab a player to stash this year, they could lose a couple.
It’s another top arm available on the increasingly crowded market.
Is today the day the dam breaks?
Tanaka reportedly wants to be posted, but his team is still mulling whether $20 million is enough to let him go.
And a $1000 prize pool? I would like to read this thing!
The 26-year-old lefty can theoretically play left field, and there’s a lot of upside yet in his bat.
Maybe. Maybe not. I don’t really care where he hits as long as he hits.
Very little reason to have the meeting today unless trade talks were reaching a critical stage.
As the second day of the Winter Meetings winds down …
Did the market for Jeff Samardzija shrink today? Where do things stand?
The 31-year-old righty is up and down, but would be a nice, inexpensive gamble at the back of the rotation.