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Cubs Reportedly (Still) Interested in Catcher Kurt Suzuki

Cubs Reportedly (Still) Interested in Catcher Kurt Suzuki

A mild bit surprising, given the presence of Welington Castillo and George Kottaras. A quality third catcher?

by December 18, 2013 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Are We Really Still Debating the Utility of Pitcher Wins and Losses?

Are We Really Still Debating the Utility of Pitcher Wins and Losses?

The stat is not only awful on its own merits, it is harmful because of what it has been held up to be.

by December 18, 2013 Analysis and Commentary
Yet Another Big-Time Cuban Player Defects: Rusney Castillo

Yet Another Big-Time Cuban Player Defects: Rusney Castillo

The 26-year-old outfielder was one of the better players in Cuba, and offers versatility.

by December 18, 2013 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors
For Posterity: The MLB/NPB Posting Agreement

For Posterity: The MLB/NPB Posting Agreement

In case you wanted to know the particulars of the recent agreement between MLB and NPB regarding posting players.

by December 18, 2013 MLB News and Rumors
What the Cubs Wanted from the Braves for Jeff Samardzija, and Rebuilding Considerations

What the Cubs Wanted from the Braves for Jeff Samardzija, and Rebuilding Considerations

One report has the Cubs asking for Jason Heyward or Justin Upton, each of whom is a free agent after two seasons.

by December 18, 2013 Chicago Cubs Rumors
MLB’s Revenues Passed $8 Billion This Year and Other Bullets

MLB’s Revenues Passed $8 Billion This Year and Other Bullets

The business of baseball is booming. Say what you will about everything else, but there’s no denying that part.

by December 18, 2013 Chicago Cubs News, MLB News and Rumors
Myles: Cubs Christmas Wish List

Myles: Cubs Christmas Wish List

A realistic set of Cubs-related wishes as we turn the page on 2013.

by December 18, 2013 Analysis and Commentary
Chicago Cubs Sign Reliever Jose Veras to One-Year $4 Million Deal, Plus Option (UPDATE)

Chicago Cubs Sign Reliever Jose Veras to One-Year $4 Million Deal, Plus Option (UPDATE)

The Cubs may have gotten their back-end reliever.

by December 17, 2013 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Transactions
Lukewarm Stove: Yankees, Diamondbacks, Samardzija, Tanaka, Olt, Yoon, More

Lukewarm Stove: Yankees, Diamondbacks, Samardzija, Tanaka, Olt, Yoon, More

A few moves around baseball in the last couple of days could have an impact on the Cubs’ peripheral plans.

by December 17, 2013 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors
Prospects Progress: Pierce Johnson

Prospects Progress: Pierce Johnson

One of the Cubs’ top pitching prospects had himself a year in 2013.

by December 17, 2013 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
Obsessive Wrigley Renovation Watch: Progress Being Made in Getting Things Finalized

Obsessive Wrigley Renovation Watch: Progress Being Made in Getting Things Finalized

Maybe not a ton of progress. But something. Probably.

by December 17, 2013 Chicago Cubs News
The Cubs Have a Lot of Lefty Options and Other Bullets

The Cubs Have a Lot of Lefty Options and Other Bullets

The Wesley Wright deal is officially official, which gives the Cubs yet another lefty option after years of having few.

by December 17, 2013 Chicago Cubs News
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.

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