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One Piece of the Roster Puzzle: La Stella to Iowa, Coghlan Activated

One Piece of the Roster Puzzle: La Stella to Iowa, Coghlan Activated

La Stella had options left, which made this move an organization-maximizing one.

The Cubs’ Bullpen is Looking Awfully Good All of a Sudden and Other Bullets

The Cubs’ Bullpen is Looking Awfully Good All of a Sudden and Other Bullets

It all flows backwards from the end, and it’s going to help in a number of ways.


The Qualifying Offer for This Offseason Will Reportedly Be $16.7 Million

The Qualifying Offer for This Offseason Will Reportedly Be $16.7 Million

That’s, for example, the offer the Cubs will have to make to Dexter Fowler after the season if they want to preserve draft pick compensation.

Aroldis Chapman Lights Up the Radar Gun and White Sox in Cubs Debut

Aroldis Chapman Lights Up the Radar Gun and White Sox in Cubs Debut

The Cubs’ new closer debuted last night with his electric fastball.

by July 28, 2016 Chicago Cubs News
Hoping for an Average Jason Heyward and Other Bullets

Hoping for an Average Jason Heyward and Other Bullets

Not a typical Jason Heyward season, mind you – just an average big league hitter from here on out in 2016. That would be huge.

Cubs Homer Party: Bryant for One, Baez for Two, Russell for Four (VIDEO)

Cubs Homer Party: Bryant for One, Baez for Two, Russell for Four (VIDEO)

So many blasts. How could you choose a favorite?

by July 28, 2016 Chicago Cubs News
Aroldis Chapman’s Rocky Debut Off the Mound and Other Bullets

Aroldis Chapman’s Rocky Debut Off the Mound and Other Bullets

An introductory Q&A went wildly awry through no fault of Chapman’s, but it underscored this tenuous situation.


Pre-Gamin’: Cubs at White Sox (6:10 CT) – Lineup, Broadcast Info, Game Thread

Pre-Gamin’: Cubs at White Sox (6:10 CT) – Lineup, Broadcast Info, Game Thread

Kyle Hendricks takes the ball for Chicago in Game 2 of 4 in the Crosstown Cup.

by July 26, 2016 Chicago Cubs News, Pre-Gamin'
Chicago Cubs Designate Clayton Richard for Assignment

Chicago Cubs Designate Clayton Richard for Assignment

The Cubs had to make room for Aroldis Chapman, and there was no other logical choice.

On the Aroldis Chapman Trade, Theo Epstein’s Comments, and Moving Forward

On the Aroldis Chapman Trade, Theo Epstein’s Comments, and Moving Forward

Where things stand after the trade, and the process that went into it.

When You Debate Joe Maddon, You’re Usually Wrong and Other Bullets

When You Debate Joe Maddon, You’re Usually Wrong and Other Bullets

About that controversial pinch-running decision last night. I’m open to the possibility that we’re all just wrong.


Cubs Announce Aroldis Chapman Trade, Release Statements from Tom Ricketts and Chapman

Cubs Announce Aroldis Chapman Trade, Release Statements from Tom Ricketts and Chapman

Chapman: “I regret that I did not exercise better judgment and for that I am truly sorry. Looking back, I feel I have learned from this matter and have grown as a person.”

Chicago Cubs Reportedly to Acquire Aroldis Chapman for Torres, Warren, McKinney, Crawford

Chicago Cubs Reportedly to Acquire Aroldis Chapman for Torres, Warren, McKinney, Crawford

It’s a significant package to give up for a reliever, but it’s a reliever who might be as impactful as any playoff-bound reilever in baseball.