Rasmus, 28, comes with some upside and some downside. On the right deal, there’s an obvious fit.
A report this morning has the Cubs as among the interested teams, but I’m fairly skeptical.
Harper skipped this weekend’s fan fest on the eve of a grievance hearing with the team. Makes you wonder about his future.
The outfielder gets three years and $45ish million, and baseball in Chicago continues to rise.
It really is fantastic to have this guy back in the rotation, and back in the Cubs’ family – as he puts it.
That should make for a fun Monday afternoon.
The Cubs may or may not be in the market for another starter, but how well does the rotation project right now if they don’t add another?
Are the Phillies legitimately interested in Travis Wood? Are the Cubs legitimately interested in Ben Revere?
And John Sickels says it’s probably the best system in baseball, led by three of the top ten prospects overall.
The righty returns to the Cubs after a midseason trade, and will be an important mid-rotation arm for the Cubs in 2015.
Based on the team’s trajectory and additions, the answer seems like yes. But what do the early numbers say?
It’s official, and the deal runs through 2019. The remaining non-ABC, non-CSN games are expected to be announced soon.
It was a busy, successful week for the Cubs … but they can’t stop there, right? It doesn’t sound like they will.
The Cubs picked up an outfielder in the minor league phase of the Rule 5 Draft yesterday. Now he’s a pitcher.
Another possible new TV partner. What does it mean for viewers? What does it mean for the Cubs’ bottom line?
We had some fun, I got really itchy, and we raised some money for a good cause. Thanks for playing along!
It was an excellent week for the Cubs, and an outstanding week for folks who love rumors and transactions.
Crazy late Bullets are better than no Bullets. The Cubs are planning to compete in 2015, but they still won’t sell out for it.
Jason Hammel’s deal with the Cubs looks better, and better, and better …
Masterson had been connected to the Cubs, among other teams, several times recently.
Is the Cincinnati rebuild starting? Can’t hurt the Cubs.
The Cubs had become pretty unlikely for McCarthy, given their other moves. But maybe a dice-roll pitcher is still possible.
Yeah, he strikes out a lot and plays questionable defense, but the Cardinals need a platoon-mate at first base.
Get ready for the thing that used to be the highlight of Thursday, but is now just another interesting thing happening on a very busy day.
For local Chicagoans, then, you’d notice little change next year. For others, however, this could be a big change.
Yoenis Cespedes, Rick Porcello Swap is Reportedly Going Down (UPDATES: Tigers Also Getting Alfredo Simon from Reds)
The Red Sox are quickly moving to pick up arms. And the Tigers will reportedly make a second trade soon for a starting pitcher.