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Washington Nationals Now Reportedly Involved in Big Padres/Rays Trade (Strange Updates)

Washington Nationals Now Reportedly Involved in Big Padres/Rays Trade (Strange Updates)

This is going to be a pretty fun situation to follow, especially given the teams involved. And there could be more.

by December 17, 2014 MLB News and Rumors
Wow: United States and Cuba May Be Seeking to Normalize Diplomatic Relations

Wow: United States and Cuba May Be Seeking to Normalize Diplomatic Relations

This could have a dramatic impact on the way Cuban players are brought into the United States and signed by MLB teams.

by December 17, 2014 MLB News and Rumors
Maybe There Won’t Be Great Baseball All Around Chicago After All and Other Bullets

Maybe There Won’t Be Great Baseball All Around Chicago After All and Other Bullets

The White Sox are getting as much hype as the Cubs, but they don’t project to be nearly as good at this point.

by December 17, 2014 Chicago Cubs News
Rays, Padres Reportedly Working on Big Trade Involving Wil Myers (UPDATES: Could Get Bigger)

Rays, Padres Reportedly Working on Big Trade Involving Wil Myers (UPDATES: Could Get Bigger)

Myers, 24, is coming off a way down 2014, but still has huge potential. These Padres sure would like to make some noise.

by December 16, 2014 MLB News and Rumors
Lukewarm Stove: Cubs Pitching and Outfield Plans, Castillo, Joyce, Wilson, White Sox, More

Lukewarm Stove: Cubs Pitching and Outfield Plans, Castillo, Joyce, Wilson, White Sox, More

The Cubs would like to keep adding, but the level of their additions isn’t quite clear.

by December 16, 2014 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors
If Jon Lester Becomes the Cubs’ Version of Andy Pettitte, That Would Be Swell

If Jon Lester Becomes the Cubs’ Version of Andy Pettitte, That Would Be Swell

Not only is the comparison a superficial fit, it’s impressive how similar the two are as pitchers.

by December 16, 2014 Analysis and Commentary
Competing, at Last, in the NL Central and Other Bullets

Competing, at Last, in the NL Central and Other Bullets

Stacking things up in the NL Central is actually now a fun, and realistic exercise.

by December 16, 2014 Chicago Cubs News
Simultaneously Cool and Terrifying: Jon Lester, Sports Illustrated Cover

Simultaneously Cool and Terrifying: Jon Lester, Sports Illustrated Cover

That’s pretty cool. It’s also pretty scary for the superstitious among you.

by December 16, 2014 Chicago Cubs News
More on the Jason Motte Signing: Terms, 40-Man, Bullpen Depth, More

More on the Jason Motte Signing: Terms, 40-Man, Bullpen Depth, More

The Cubs have learned in recent years that what looks like a strength on paper can easily become something far short of that.

by December 16, 2014 Analysis and Commentary, Chicago Cubs News
Well, There Goes Another Lottery Ticket: Brandon Morrow Reportedly Signs with Padres

Well, There Goes Another Lottery Ticket: Brandon Morrow Reportedly Signs with Padres

The 30-year-old righty is a nice, low-risk play for the Padres.

by December 16, 2014 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors
Outfield Bat Options Shrinking: Michael Morse Close to Deal with Marlins (UPDATE)

Outfield Bat Options Shrinking: Michael Morse Close to Deal with Marlins (UPDATE)

Morse was, at one time, mentioned as a possibility for the Cubs, though that always seemed an odd fit. Still, what will Cubs do in the outfield?

by December 16, 2014 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors
Cubs, A’s Trade Wrapped Up with Cash in Lieu of PTBNL

Cubs, A’s Trade Wrapped Up with Cash in Lieu of PTBNL

It would have been fun to discuss a new prospect, but it’s not like it wasn’t a great trade for the Cubs.

by December 16, 2014 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Transactions
Farewell, Marco Hernandez: Cubs Shortstop Prospect Heads to Boston as PTBNL

Farewell, Marco Hernandez: Cubs Shortstop Prospect Heads to Boston as PTBNL

This completes the Felix Doubront trade from mid-season.

by December 15, 2014 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
Chicago Cubs Agree to Deal with Reliever Jason Motte (UPDATES)

Chicago Cubs Agree to Deal with Reliever Jason Motte (UPDATES)

Motte returned from Tommy John surgery in mid-2014, and wasn’t quite himself yet. Before that, he was fantastic.

by December 15, 2014 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Transactions
Dodgers Reportedly Sign Brett Anderson for One Year and $10 Million

Dodgers Reportedly Sign Brett Anderson for One Year and $10 Million

He was a lottery ticket target that I really liked for the Cubs. That’s a pretty sizable guarantee, however.

by December 15, 2014 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors
Yet Another Bat Goes Off the Market: Jed Lowrie Returns to Astros

Yet Another Bat Goes Off the Market: Jed Lowrie Returns to Astros

It’s another non-trade option for teams looking for an infield bat going off the board.

by December 15, 2014 MLB News and Rumors

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