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The Fatalistic Cubs Fan and Other Bullets

The Fatalistic Cubs Fan and Other Bullets

The sky may fall from time to time, but it always eventually makes it way back up there.

by November 18, 2014 Chicago Cubs News
Obsessive Jon Lester Watch: Cubs Believe He’s Going Back to Red Sox? Phillies Scouting Red Sox?

Obsessive Jon Lester Watch: Cubs Believe He’s Going Back to Red Sox? Phillies Scouting Red Sox?

Peter Gammons told CBS Radio this morning that the Cubs think Lester will ultimately go back to Boston. Let’s discuss that.

by November 18, 2014 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors
Yankees Still Out on Top Free Agents, Er, Um, Except Max Scherzer

Yankees Still Out on Top Free Agents, Er, Um, Except Max Scherzer

“I’m not buying an expensive car this year. I’ll just take the Bentley.”

by November 18, 2014 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors
Lukewarm Stove: Catching Alternatives in Montero and Grandal, Lester, Miller, Reds, More

Lukewarm Stove: Catching Alternatives in Montero and Grandal, Lester, Miller, Reds, More

Not that the Cubs need to rush out and make a catching trade, but, if they decide to do it, there are some interesting options.

by November 17, 2014 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors
Obsessive Jon Lester Watch: Cubs Will Reportedly Meet with Him Tomorrow, Blue Jays Out?

Obsessive Jon Lester Watch: Cubs Will Reportedly Meet with Him Tomorrow, Blue Jays Out?

The Red Sox will get a chance to meet with Lester first, however, according to the report.

by November 17, 2014 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors
Tons More on New Cubs Infielder Tommy La Stella: Role, Numbers, Scouting, Rankings, Video

Tons More on New Cubs Infielder Tommy La Stella: Role, Numbers, Scouting, Rankings, Video

The things he does well, he does exceptionally well. La Stella is a guy with clear starter upside, which makes things interesting.

by November 17, 2014 Analysis and Commentary, Chicago Cubs News
Happy Monday! Bill Mueller is the New Cardinals Assistant Hitting Coach

Happy Monday! Bill Mueller is the New Cardinals Assistant Hitting Coach

Mueller was, until recently, the Cubs’ hitting coach.

by November 17, 2014 MLB News and Rumors
Obsessive Jon Lester Watch: Yeah, the Blue Jays Want Him, Too

Obsessive Jon Lester Watch: Yeah, the Blue Jays Want Him, Too

Suddenly, Toronto is showing some financial might. The Cubs could meet with Lester tomorrow, by the way.

by November 17, 2014 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors
Double Gut Punch: Russell Martin to Blue Jays, Jason Heyward to Cardinals

Double Gut Punch: Russell Martin to Blue Jays, Jason Heyward to Cardinals

It’s not been a great morning for Cubs fans. I think it’s OK to feel a little bummed, but let’s keep some perspective.

by November 17, 2014 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors
Hold on to Your Butts: The Cardinals Just Traded for Jason Heyward

Hold on to Your Butts: The Cardinals Just Traded for Jason Heyward

The Cardinals pick up Jordan Walden, too, in exchange for Shelby Miller and Tyrell Jenkins.

by November 17, 2014 MLB News and Rumors
The Blue Jays Are Reportedly Still in on Russell Martin (UPDATE: And Getting Him?)

The Blue Jays Are Reportedly Still in on Russell Martin (UPDATE: And Getting Him?)

It’s unclear, but the Blue Jays are at least serious about Martin.

by November 17, 2014 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors
Another Set of Predictions Has the Cubs in on Lester, Shields, Maeda

Another Set of Predictions Has the Cubs in on Lester, Shields, Maeda

The Cubs are highly unlikely to get two of the three, let alone all of them. But it’s interesting to discuss each in the context of their predicted contract.

by November 17, 2014 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Marlins Reportedly Agree with Giancarlo Stanton on 13-Year, $325 Million Deal

Marlins Reportedly Agree with Giancarlo Stanton on 13-Year, $325 Million Deal

That’s according to Jon Heyman, who says the deal should be announced later this week.

by November 17, 2014 MLB News and Rumors
Checking Back in on the Value of Pitch-Framing and Other Bullets

Checking Back in on the Value of Pitch-Framing and Other Bullets

More framing data supports the Cubs making a change behind the plate.

by November 17, 2014 Chicago Cubs News
The Weekend Escalated Quickly: Cubs Make a Trade, Martin Pursuit, Lester Rumors, More

The Weekend Escalated Quickly: Cubs Make a Trade, Martin Pursuit, Lester Rumors, More

Things cranked up on Friday night, and then again last night. You may have missed some things.

by November 17, 2014 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Rumors
Obsessive Russell Martin Watch: Executives Believes Cubs Are “Clear Front-Runner”

Obsessive Russell Martin Watch: Executives Believes Cubs Are “Clear Front-Runner”

And the deal could be in the four-year, $64 million range.

by November 16, 2014 Chicago Cubs Rumors

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