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Checking Back In On Chicago Cubs’ Current Payroll Commitments

Checking Back In On Chicago Cubs’ Current Payroll Commitments

How much do the Cubs project to spend in 2015 on payroll, given the current roster? Where could they go from here?

by January 20, 2015 Analysis and Commentary
A Range of Takes and Additional Info on the Dexter Fowler Trade

A Range of Takes and Additional Info on the Dexter Fowler Trade

What are folks saying about the deal? And also, well, other stuff and things.

by January 20, 2015 Analysis and Commentary, Chicago Cubs News
The South Bend Cubs Are Looking to Name Their Mascot

The South Bend Cubs Are Looking to Name Their Mascot

Have any recommendations for the new ursine addition to the Cubs family?

by January 20, 2015 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
Dexter Fowler is Just the Latest Addition in a Truly Impressive Offseason

Dexter Fowler is Just the Latest Addition in a Truly Impressive Offseason

Step back and look at what the Cubs have accomplished this Winter, and you will be impressed.

by January 20, 2015 Analysis and Commentary, Chicago Cubs Rumors
Joe Maddon May Bat the Pitcher Eighth and Other Bullets

Joe Maddon May Bat the Pitcher Eighth and Other Bullets

There are pros and cons, but it’s a very interesting thing to think about.

by January 20, 2015 Chicago Cubs News
Weekend Catch-Up: Fowler, Scherzer, Convention, Prospects, More

Weekend Catch-Up: Fowler, Scherzer, Convention, Prospects, More

If you were out yesterday, or missed anything else this weekend, some big, big stuff happened.

by January 20, 2015 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Rumors
Brewers Trade Yovani Gallardo to Rangers for Prospects

Brewers Trade Yovani Gallardo to Rangers for Prospects

It won’t necessarily make the Brewers any worse in 2015, depending on what they do next.

by January 19, 2015 MLB News and Rumors
Cubs Sign Pitchers Daniel Bard and Francisley Bueno to Minor League Deals

Cubs Sign Pitchers Daniel Bard and Francisley Bueno to Minor League Deals

Two very different stories and projections, but each comes with no risk, and some potential value.

Are the Nationals Ready to Trade Stephen Strasburg?

Are the Nationals Ready to Trade Stephen Strasburg?

Today has gotten pretty crazy, eh? There’s now a report that the Nationals are ready to “move on” from Strasburg.

by January 19, 2015 Chicago Cubs News
An Early, Semi-Rational Take on the Cubs Trading Valbuena and Straily for Fowler

An Early, Semi-Rational Take on the Cubs Trading Valbuena and Straily for Fowler

It’s sad to see Valbuena go, but the Cubs did the right thing. And they reiterated that they really do want to win in 2015.

by January 19, 2015 Analysis and Commentary
Cubs Acquire Astros Outfielder Dexter Fowler, Deal Luis Valbuena and Dan Straily

Cubs Acquire Astros Outfielder Dexter Fowler, Deal Luis Valbuena and Dan Straily

The fit is pretty clearly a good one, though it’s a painful deal in some ways.

by January 19, 2015 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Utility Man Tommy La Stella and Other Bullets

Utility Man Tommy La Stella and Other Bullets

It seems pretty clear that the Cubs will try to see what La Stella can do in a variety of positions – which could prove to be very valuable.

by January 19, 2015 Chicago Cubs News
Sounds Like Max Scherzer is Indeed Headed to the Nationals

Sounds Like Max Scherzer is Indeed Headed to the Nationals

Assuming it happens, things are about to get very interesting.

by January 19, 2015 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors
Max Scherzer Reportedly Close to Signing with Nationals or Mystery Team (UPDATE)

Max Scherzer Reportedly Close to Signing with Nationals or Mystery Team (UPDATE)

If the Nats get Scherzer, they could then look to deal a starting pitcher like Jordan Zimmermann. Remember him?

by January 18, 2015 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors
Closing Down the 2015 Cubs Convention and Other Bullets

Closing Down the 2015 Cubs Convention and Other Bullets

It’s been a great, albeit very busy and very crowded, weekend at CubsCon. Today winds things down.

by January 18, 2015 Chicago Cubs News
Cubs Convention: Baseball Operations Panel, Coaching Panel, Business Operations Panel

Cubs Convention: Baseball Operations Panel, Coaching Panel, Business Operations Panel

The front office does their thing for the fans, who may or may not ask useful questions.

by January 17, 2015 Chicago Cubs News

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