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Well, for His Part, Masahiro Tanaka Wants to Come to MLB

Well, for His Part, Masahiro Tanaka Wants to Come to MLB

“I informed my team that I would like them to allow me to test my abilities in Major League Baseball next season.”

by December 17, 2013 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors
MLB and NPB Announce New Agreement, Masahiro Tanaka Will Reportedly Be Posted This Offseason

MLB and NPB Announce New Agreement, Masahiro Tanaka Will Reportedly Be Posted This Offseason

If true, you can expect the Tanaka-Cubs rumors to ramp up.

by December 16, 2013 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors
Cubs Looking to Struggling Lefty Starters as Bullpenners

Cubs Looking to Struggling Lefty Starters as Bullpenners

Are the Cubs looking to lighten James Russell’s load … or to shop him around?

by December 16, 2013 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Jason McLeod Speaks: Tanaka, Baez, Bryant, Talent Acquisition, More

Jason McLeod Speaks: Tanaka, Baez, Bryant, Talent Acquisition, More

The Cubs’ VP of Scouting and Player Development offers some thoughts.

The Attractiveness of Trading Away Jeff Samardzija While Trading For David Price

The Attractiveness of Trading Away Jeff Samardzija While Trading For David Price

Does it make sense to make those moves in tandem? Or does it just make things worse?

Ryan Freel Had CTE and Other Bullets

Ryan Freel Had CTE and Other Bullets

The former Cub and long-time Red committed suicide last year.

by December 16, 2013 Chicago Cubs News, MLB News and Rumors
No John Axford for the Cubs – Reportedly Agrees to Terms with the Indians

No John Axford for the Cubs – Reportedly Agrees to Terms with the Indians

The Cubs will have to go back to the well for a closer/mustache.

by December 16, 2013 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors
A Comment About Changes in the Comments and Other Bullets

A Comment About Changes in the Comments and Other Bullets

My never-ending quest to improve the commenting experience around here. Also: Cubs stuff.

You’ve Got Only Two Hours Left to Join the Free Fantasy Contest – Do It!

You’ve Got Only Two Hours Left to Join the Free Fantasy Contest – Do It!

Unless you are opposed to fun and/or winning money.

by December 15, 2013 Meta
Rumor: Yankees May Engage Cubs About Darwin Barney

Rumor: Yankees May Engage Cubs About Darwin Barney

With Cano moving out and Infante signing elsewhere, the Yankees could get desperate for some infield assistance.

by December 14, 2013 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Junior Lake, Presumptive Left Fielder and Other Bullets

Junior Lake, Presumptive Left Fielder and Other Bullets

He was pulled in the Dominican Winter League, and it was the Cubs who did the pulling for rest purposes.

by December 14, 2013 Chicago Cubs News
Cubs Sign Ryan Kalish, Ryan Roberts, and John Baker to a Minor League Deals

Cubs Sign Ryan Kalish, Ryan Roberts, and John Baker to a Minor League Deals

Kalish is a 25-year-old outfielder who was recently non-tendered by the Red Sox.

Chicago Cubs Claim Pitcher Liam Hendriks Off of Waivers from the Twins

Chicago Cubs Claim Pitcher Liam Hendriks Off of Waivers from the Twins

The Australian righty was a top five prospect in the Twins’ system as recently as 2012.

Another Reason to Expect Masahiro Tanaka to Be Posted? Other NPB Teams Want to Pay to Get Him Out

Another Reason to Expect Masahiro Tanaka to Be Posted? Other NPB Teams Want to Pay to Get Him Out

Sounds crazy, doesn’t it? But that’s the (lol) report.

by December 13, 2013 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors
Prospects Progress: John Andreoli

Prospects Progress: John Andreoli

If you like your outfielders speedy and on-base-y, here’s one to consider.

by December 13, 2013 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
The Asking Price for Jeff Samardzija Has Indeed Been as Lofty as it Should Be

The Asking Price for Jeff Samardzija Has Indeed Been as Lofty as it Should Be

From the Blue Jays, the Cubs reportedly wanted Aaron Sanchez, Marcus Stroman, and another prospect.

by December 13, 2013 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Obsessive Wrigley Renovation Watch: Mayor and Alderman Want Cubs to Start Work, City May Be Pushing Rooftops

Obsessive Wrigley Renovation Watch: Mayor and Alderman Want Cubs to Start Work, City May Be Pushing Rooftops

City Council has re-approved the renovation plan, and, understandably, folks are anxious for work to begin.

by December 13, 2013 Chicago Cubs News
Ron Coomer Gets the Radio Gig and Other Bullets

Ron Coomer Gets the Radio Gig and Other Bullets

He got the gig next to Pat Hughes over Todd Hollandsworth. Also more on the Ruggiano trade, the Hernandez non-signing, and Mark Prior.

by December 13, 2013 Chicago Cubs News
Chicago Cubs Reportedly Sign Pitcher Tsuyoshi Wada to a Minor League Deal

Chicago Cubs Reportedly Sign Pitcher Tsuyoshi Wada to a Minor League Deal

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.

Winter Meetings Denouement: What Did or Didn’t Happen with Jeff Samardzija, and What Comes Next?

Winter Meetings Denouement: What Did or Didn’t Happen with Jeff Samardzija, and What Comes Next?

The big story of the week, like the week itself, was surprisingly quiet.

by December 12, 2013 Chicago Cubs Rumors

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