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Padres and A’s Have Been Trading Fools, So Naturally They Got Together on a Trade

Padres and A’s Have Been Trading Fools, So Naturally They Got Together on a Trade

A couple young pitchers head to Oakland for catcher Derek Norris and a pitching prospect.

by December 18, 2014 MLB News and Rumors
Lukewarm Stove: Peavy, Breslow, Ross, Upton, Upton, Volquez, Kang, Cuban Players, More

Lukewarm Stove: Peavy, Breslow, Ross, Upton, Upton, Volquez, Kang, Cuban Players, More

The Cubs are not listed as among the teams in on Jake Peavy at this time, which makes sense.

by December 18, 2014 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors
Another Day, Another Lottery Ticket Gone: Kris Medlen Signs with Royals

Another Day, Another Lottery Ticket Gone: Kris Medlen Signs with Royals

The two-time TJS recoveree gets a two year deal from the Royals.

by December 18, 2014 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors
Chicago Cubs Prospects Progress: Jen-Ho Tseng

Chicago Cubs Prospects Progress: Jen-Ho Tseng

The young Cubs righty was among the best pitchers in all of the minors last year. But what does that mean for his future?

by December 18, 2014 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
The Padres, Dodgers Matt Kemp Trade is Still Not Done, and It Could Get Ugly

The Padres, Dodgers Matt Kemp Trade is Still Not Done, and It Could Get Ugly

A new report suggests a potentially serious medical issue is at the heart of the delay, which could cause big problems for the teams.

by December 18, 2014 MLB News and Rumors
Cubs May Add Multiple Outfielders, But One Veteran Addition Seems Most Likely

Cubs May Add Multiple Outfielders, But One Veteran Addition Seems Most Likely

Jonny Gomes is the name you hear most frequently, but will the Cubs also look to add a starting-caliber bat?

by December 18, 2014 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Sounds Like Japanese Righty Kenta Maeda Will Not Be Posted

Sounds Like Japanese Righty Kenta Maeda Will Not Be Posted

If not, he could find the market even more crowded next year – which may not matter to his NPB team.

by December 18, 2014 MLB News and Rumors
Chicago Cubs Announce Minor League Managers, Staff, and Coordinators

Chicago Cubs Announce Minor League Managers, Staff, and Coordinators

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.

The Looming Threat of Ugly Contact Rates and Other Bullets

The Looming Threat of Ugly Contact Rates and Other Bullets

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.

Padres, Rays, Nationals Agree on Three-Team Trade Involving Eleven Players

Padres, Rays, Nationals Agree on Three-Team Trade Involving Eleven Players

Whew. That’s a lot of players. Wil Myers remains the biggest name, but there’s a lot to process here.

by December 17, 2014 MLB News and Rumors
Free Agent Catcher David Ross Could Be Choosing Between Cubs, Red Sox, and Padres

Free Agent Catcher David Ross Could Be Choosing Between Cubs, Red Sox, and Padres

Ross is an excellent back-up catcher, though his addition would mean more questions for the Cubs’ roster.

by December 17, 2014 Chicago Cubs Rumors
The Financial Particulars of Jon Lester’s Contract, Including Annual Salary Breakdown

The Financial Particulars of Jon Lester’s Contract, Including Annual Salary Breakdown

As expected, the deal features a healthy bonus up front, and is backloaded from there.

by December 17, 2014 Analysis and Commentary, Chicago Cubs News
Wesley Wright Signs with Baltimore Orioles, Recapping Cubs Lefty Situation

Wesley Wright Signs with Baltimore Orioles, Recapping Cubs Lefty Situation

The Cubs have a wide variety of options for the left-handed side of the pen, but it’s not at all clear what route they’ll take.

Chicago Cubs Trade Justin Ruggiano to Seattle Mariners for Matt Brazis

Chicago Cubs Trade Justin Ruggiano to Seattle Mariners for Matt Brazis

Brazis is a minor league reliever, albeit a good one. Now the team may look to add another outfielder.

by December 17, 2014 Chicago Cubs Rumors
More 2015 Chicago Cubs Convention Details Revealed

More 2015 Chicago Cubs Convention Details Revealed

Almost too many interesting panels to take in. It’s always a fun event, and I’m already getting excited.

by December 17, 2014 Chicago Cubs News
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

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