Articles by: Brett Taylor


Chicago Cubs Close to Signing Reliever Koji Uehara

Chicago Cubs Close to Signing Reliever Koji Uehara

If finalized, this would be an excellent low-cost addition to the Cubs’ bullpen.

Final Winter Meetings Update: McCutchen Staying? Fowler Choosing? Jansen Soon?

Final Winter Meetings Update: McCutchen Staying? Fowler Choosing? Jansen Soon?

The Winter Meetings have come to a close, so let’s take a look at the last of the rumors trickling out for now.


Cubs and Jake Arrieta Will Talk Extension This Offseason

Cubs and Jake Arrieta Will Talk Extension This Offseason

An extension a year before free agency remains unlikely, but at least they’ll talk about it.

by December 8, 2016 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Rumors
Letting Go of Jorge Soler, Depth for the Cubs’ Rotation, and Other Bullets

Letting Go of Jorge Soler, Depth for the Cubs’ Rotation, and Other Bullets

We can wish Soler nothing but the best with the Royals, even as it’s hard to see a guy you’ve followed for so long head off to succeed elsewhere.

by December 8, 2016 Chicago Cubs News
Down to Dodgers, Marlins, and Nationals for Kenley Jansen?

Down to Dodgers, Marlins, and Nationals for Kenley Jansen?

The Marlins and Nationals are reportedly making a strong push this morning for Jansen, who may depart the Dodgers.

The Rule 5 Draft is Today at 8am CT – Will Cubs Gain or Lose or Both?

The Rule 5 Draft is Today at 8am CT – Will Cubs Gain or Lose or Both?

The Cubs have some intriguing prospects who are not protected, and also some space to take a chance if they want to go nuts.

Winter Meetings Update: Waiting on Chapman, Nationals Panic, DBacks Starters, More

Winter Meetings Update: Waiting on Chapman, Nationals Panic, DBacks Starters, More

It’s a quiet night after a busy day. Here’s the latest from the Winter Meetings.


Jed Hoyer Talks Soler-Davis Trade: Physical Exam, Davis as Closer, Not Done in the Pen

Jed Hoyer Talks Soler-Davis Trade: Physical Exam, Davis as Closer, Not Done in the Pen

The Cubs did have a chance to give Davis a physical before completing the trade. And they’re not done adding to the bullpen.

by December 7, 2016 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Rumors
At Long Last: Cubs Trade Jorge Soler to Royals for Wade Davis – Let’s Discuss

At Long Last: Cubs Trade Jorge Soler to Royals for Wade Davis – Let’s Discuss

The deal finally wraps up, and now there is a lot to talk about – the future for Davis, the value of Soler, and the next moves for the Cubs.

by December 7, 2016 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Rumors
Chicago Cubs’ International Free Agency Bonus Pool Set at $4.75 Million for 2017-18

Chicago Cubs’ International Free Agency Bonus Pool Set at $4.75 Million for 2017-18

That’s at the low end of the spectrum.

Maximum Playoff Shares for Cubs Players, Random Fun, and Other Bullets

Maximum Playoff Shares for Cubs Players, Random Fun, and Other Bullets

Just a lot of silliness while we await that trade.

by December 7, 2016 Chicago Cubs News, MLB News and Rumors

Winter Meetings Morning Update: Chapman, Archer, Fowler, Quintana, Cubs Catcher, More

Winter Meetings Morning Update: Chapman, Archer, Fowler, Quintana, Cubs Catcher, More

Last night, and overnight, was extremely busy at the Winter Meetings.

Reports: Cubs and Royals Close on Wade Davis Trade (Morning UPDATES: Davis for Soler?)

Reports: Cubs and Royals Close on Wade Davis Trade (Morning UPDATES: Davis for Soler?)

This has been a crazy night already.