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Jon Lester’s Decision Captivated Everyone – And Then He Was All Kinds of Magnanimous

Jon Lester’s Decision Captivated Everyone – And Then He Was All Kinds of Magnanimous

Record ratings for MLB Network the evening of Lester’s decision. And lots of kindness on Twitter.

by December 11, 2014 Chicago Cubs News
Cubs World Series Odds Keep Improving – They’re Probably Now a Bad Bet

Cubs World Series Odds Keep Improving – They’re Probably Now a Bad Bet

Watch out. The Cubs Hype Train is picking up steam again.

by December 10, 2014 Chicago Cubs News
Winter Meetings Wednesday Mid-Day: Scherzer, Miley, Chapman, Headley, Longoria, More

Winter Meetings Wednesday Mid-Day: Scherzer, Miley, Chapman, Headley, Longoria, More

Max Scherzer is now the big pitching name on a very crowded market. Also: is Aroldis Chapman available?

by December 10, 2014 Chicago Cubs News
More Jon Lester Contract Details Trickling Out: No-Trade Clause, Vesting Option, Bonus

More Jon Lester Contract Details Trickling Out: No-Trade Clause, Vesting Option, Bonus

The no-trade clause – if accurate – is a bit of a surprise. The Cubs really wanted Lester, which, I mean, obviously.

by December 10, 2014 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Transactions
Quick Procedural Look at the Jon Lester Signing: Contract Terms, Other Offers, 40-Man (UPDATE)

Quick Procedural Look at the Jon Lester Signing: Contract Terms, Other Offers, 40-Man (UPDATE)

What we know about the deal so far, as well as the offers Lester declined.

by December 10, 2014 Analysis and Commentary, Chicago Cubs News
The Chicago Cubs Will Sign Jon Lester

The Chicago Cubs Will Sign Jon Lester

Six years and $155 million guaranteed.

Chicago Cubs Officially Acquire Miguel Montero For Jefferson Mejia and Zack Godley

Chicago Cubs Officially Acquire Miguel Montero For Jefferson Mejia and Zack Godley

As had been rumored for the past day, and has been discussed for a few weeks, today the Chicago Cubs wrapped up a deal forĀ 31-year-old catcher Miguel Montero, for whom[Read More…]

Remembering the Prevalance of Misinformation and Other Bullets

Remembering the Prevalance of Misinformation and Other Bullets

It’s not just the season for legit rumors and fake rumors – it’s also the season for bad information intentionally spread by good sources.

There is Executive Level Winter Meetings Drama, Too, And Other Bullets

There is Executive Level Winter Meetings Drama, Too, And Other Bullets

Also, knocking back some Starlin Castro rumors you may have heard. Oh, and a couple awesome pictures.

by December 8, 2014 Chicago Cubs News, MLB News and Rumors
A Busy Weekend Before a Busy Week: So Many Rumors, So Much Ramp Up

A Busy Weekend Before a Busy Week: So Many Rumors, So Much Ramp Up

If you missed anything in the last three days, catch up now and get yourself ready for a probably crazy week.

Junior Lake’s Exploding Walk Rate and Other Bullets

Junior Lake’s Exploding Walk Rate and Other Bullets

In the DWL this year, Junior Lake is doing something fairly extraordinary.

by December 7, 2014 Analysis and Commentary, Chicago Cubs News
Theo Epstein Speaks: Spending Approach, Catcher, Coaches, Valbuena, More

Theo Epstein Speaks: Spending Approach, Catcher, Coaches, Valbuena, More

The Cubs are being aggressive, but always with a balance in mind. Teams want Valbuena, the Cubs’ catching situation, and other groovy stuff.

Wrigley Field is Very Popular and Other Bullets

Wrigley Field is Very Popular and Other Bullets

The most Instagrammed place in Illinois? Yup, it’s Wrigley Field. Plus more on trade value, the front office, and other bits.

by December 6, 2014 Chicago Cubs News
Cubs Hitting Coach John Mallee to Work with Javier Baez in Puerto Rico

Cubs Hitting Coach John Mallee to Work with Javier Baez in Puerto Rico

Baez will be playing some winter ball there, and he won’t be alone.

by December 5, 2014 Chicago Cubs News
Ryan Dempster Retires as a Cub, Joins Cubs Front Office as Special Assistant

Ryan Dempster Retires as a Cub, Joins Cubs Front Office as Special Assistant

Dempster is back in the fold, officially.

by December 5, 2014 Chicago Cubs News
The Cubs Have Valuable Trade Chips (That They Wouldn’t Trade)

The Cubs Have Valuable Trade Chips (That They Wouldn’t Trade)

The Cubs have some of the most valuable trade assets in baseball. Not that they are guys the Cubs would actually trade.

by December 5, 2014 Chicago Cubs News, MLB News and Rumors

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