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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
A New Top 20 Cubs Prospect to MLB.com: Duane Underwood

A New Top 20 Cubs Prospect to MLB.com: Duane Underwood

The 20-year-old righty has huge upside. But will he ever reach it?

by December 15, 2014 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
Theo Epstein, Jon Lester, and an Aromatic Sense of Humor

Theo Epstein, Jon Lester, and an Aromatic Sense of Humor

The Chicago Cubs have themselves a bold President of Baseball Operations.

by December 15, 2014 Cubs Humor
LIVE: Jon Lester Joins the Chicago Cubs, and Rainbows and Gumdrops and Kittens

LIVE: Jon Lester Joins the Chicago Cubs, and Rainbows and Gumdrops and Kittens

I’m sure there will be some important bits revealed today, but mostly, it’s a day to party.

by December 15, 2014 Chicago Cubs News
Lukewarm Stove: Red Sox Arms, Upton, Padres, Mariners, Fujikawa, Nationals, More

Lukewarm Stove: Red Sox Arms, Upton, Padres, Mariners, Fujikawa, Nationals, More

Are the Red Sox still going to try and grab a top arm? Also, the Padres are reportedly heavy on Justin Upton.

by December 15, 2014 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors
Chase Headley Reportedly Re-Signs with Yankees on Four-Year Deal

Chase Headley Reportedly Re-Signs with Yankees on Four-Year Deal

The Cubs weren’t going to be getting Headley, but will a Headley loser come to the Cubs about Luis Valbuena?

by December 15, 2014 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors

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