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Double Gut Punch: Russell Martin to Blue Jays, Jason Heyward to Cardinals

Double Gut Punch: Russell Martin to Blue Jays, Jason Heyward to Cardinals

It’s not been a great morning for Cubs fans. I think it’s OK to feel a little bummed, but let’s keep some perspective.

by November 17, 2014 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors
Hold on to Your Butts: The Cardinals Just Traded for Jason Heyward

Hold on to Your Butts: The Cardinals Just Traded for Jason Heyward

The Cardinals pick up Jordan Walden, too, in exchange for Shelby Miller and Tyrell Jenkins.

by November 17, 2014 MLB News and Rumors
The Blue Jays Are Reportedly Still in on Russell Martin (UPDATE: And Getting Him?)

The Blue Jays Are Reportedly Still in on Russell Martin (UPDATE: And Getting Him?)

It’s unclear, but the Blue Jays are at least serious about Martin.

by November 17, 2014 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors
Another Set of Predictions Has the Cubs in on Lester, Shields, Maeda

Another Set of Predictions Has the Cubs in on Lester, Shields, Maeda

The Cubs are highly unlikely to get two of the three, let alone all of them. But it’s interesting to discuss each in the context of their predicted contract.

by November 17, 2014 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Marlins Reportedly Agree with Giancarlo Stanton on 13-Year, $325 Million Deal

Marlins Reportedly Agree with Giancarlo Stanton on 13-Year, $325 Million Deal

That’s according to Jon Heyman, who says the deal should be announced later this week.

by November 17, 2014 MLB News and Rumors
Checking Back in on the Value of Pitch-Framing and Other Bullets

Checking Back in on the Value of Pitch-Framing and Other Bullets

More framing data supports the Cubs making a change behind the plate.

by November 17, 2014 Chicago Cubs News
The Weekend Escalated Quickly: Cubs Make a Trade, Martin Pursuit, Lester Rumors, More

The Weekend Escalated Quickly: Cubs Make a Trade, Martin Pursuit, Lester Rumors, More

Things cranked up on Friday night, and then again last night. You may have missed some things.

by November 17, 2014 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Rumors
Obsessive Russell Martin Watch: Executives Believes Cubs Are “Clear Front-Runner”

Obsessive Russell Martin Watch: Executives Believes Cubs Are “Clear Front-Runner”

And the deal could be in the four-year, $64 million range.

by November 16, 2014 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Very Early Analysis on Cubs Picking Up Tommy La Stella, Losing Arodys Vizcaino

Very Early Analysis on Cubs Picking Up Tommy La Stella, Losing Arodys Vizcaino

On inspection, it doesn’t look like the kind of deal that necessarily precedes another move. This might just be a guy the Cubs really like, position notwithstanding.

Chicago Cubs Acquire Tommy La Stella from Braves for Arodys Vizcaino and IFA Slots

Chicago Cubs Acquire Tommy La Stella from Braves for Arodys Vizcaino and IFA Slots

This is a surprise. Adding a lefty-hitting second baseman with a great plate approach is fine, and I’m sure there’s a good reason … but why?

by November 16, 2014 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Transactions
What a Difference a Year Makes and Other Bullets

What a Difference a Year Makes and Other Bullets

Looking back at what we were talking about last November underscores how different things are.

by November 16, 2014 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Rumors
Obsessive Jon Lester Watch: Meetings Coming, But Not a Decision?

Obsessive Jon Lester Watch: Meetings Coming, But Not a Decision?

Although Lester is expected to meet with his top suitors this weekend, a decision may take a bit longer.

by November 16, 2014 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors
Anthony Rizzo Receives the Branch Rickey Award for Humanitarian Service

Anthony Rizzo Receives the Branch Rickey Award for Humanitarian Service

At just 25, he’s the youngest ever recipient of the award.

by November 15, 2014 Chicago Cubs News
Star Cuban Prospect Yoan Moncada is Now a Free Agent

Star Cuban Prospect Yoan Moncada is Now a Free Agent

He’s an unblocking license away from being able to sign. That’s not necessarily good for the Cubs.

by November 15, 2014 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors
Some Rooftops Facing Foreclosure Suit

Some Rooftops Facing Foreclosure Suit

The two rooftops allegedly owe more than $36 million. In theory, this could lead to a sale.

by November 15, 2014 Chicago Cubs News
MLB Hasn’t Fared So Well in Japan and Other Bullets

MLB Hasn’t Fared So Well in Japan and Other Bullets

The team of MLB players is now down 0-3 in the Japan All-Star Series, and they were just no-hit.

by November 15, 2014 Chicago Cubs News

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