An earlier report had Ross agreeing to a deal with the Padres, but that may not yet be the case.
Motte comes with big upside, and the ability to stabilize a young bullpen. If he’s healthy.
There’s a back-up catcher going from the Padres to the Red Sox. Both teams were in on Ross, along with the Cubs.
We like to discuss projections around this time of year, but is there much usefulness in it? Surprise: the answer is yes and no.
The bring in a power righty for potential bullpen depth, and sign a couple young IFAs.
Gotta love a Friday morning mystery. (UPDATE: As unbelievable as it is, Upton is going to the Padres.)
Peavy was the last of the second tier starters in free agency, and his deal makes Jason Hammel’s look great once again.
A couple young pitchers head to Oakland for catcher Derek Norris and a pitching prospect.
The Cubs are not listed as among the teams in on Jake Peavy at this time, which makes sense.
The two-time TJS recoveree gets a two year deal from the Royals.
The young Cubs righty was among the best pitchers in all of the minors last year. But what does that mean for his future?
A new report suggests a potentially serious medical issue is at the heart of the delay, which could cause big problems for the teams.
Jonny Gomes is the name you hear most frequently, but will the Cubs also look to add a starting-caliber bat?
If not, he could find the market even more crowded next year – which may not matter to his NPB team.
For the most part, the Cubs’ minor league infrastructure stays the same as last year. Given how well things went, I’d say that’s a good thing.
It’s probably part of the reason the Rays were willing to move Wil Myers – low contact rates can derail a career. Which makes me nervous for the Cubs.
Whew. That’s a lot of players. Wil Myers remains the biggest name, but there’s a lot to process here.
Ross is an excellent back-up catcher, though his addition would mean more questions for the Cubs’ roster.
As expected, the deal features a healthy bonus up front, and is backloaded from there.