Chicago Cubs Rumors

Lukewarm Stove : A Couple Cuban Free Agents Aren’t Quite Free Agents

Lukewarm Stove : A Couple Cuban Free Agents Aren’t Quite Free Agents

Rusney Castillo and Raicel Iglesias are the top two Cuban players out there right now, but they aren’t yet free to sign.

Jeff Samardzija Talks About Being Traded, Being Extended, and the Importance of Winning

Jeff Samardzija Talks About Being Traded, Being Extended, and the Importance of Winning

Samardzija spoke with Dan Patrick yesterday, offering up some serious candor about his future.

Rumor: Cubs Considering Back-Up Back-Up Catcher Chris Gimenez

Rumor: Cubs Considering Back-Up Back-Up Catcher Chris Gimenez

Gimenez doesn’t offer a whole lot of offense, but he could be a reasonable third or fourth option.

Theo Epstein Notes: Expectations and Hopes for 2014, Samardzija Discussions, What He Took Over

Theo Epstein Notes: Expectations and Hopes for 2014, Samardzija Discussions, What He Took Over

The Cubs have the kind of roster that can surprise in 2014, but the long-term plan remains the focus.

The Quiet Importance of Rolled-Over Funds – How Much Could the Rebuild Be Impacted?

The Quiet Importance of Rolled-Over Funds – How Much Could the Rebuild Be Impacted?

Money that baseball operations didn’t spend this year could have a dramatic impact in the near future.

Chicago Cubs Place George Kottaras on Release Waivers (UPDATE, Plus Roster Implications)

Chicago Cubs Place George Kottaras on Release Waivers (UPDATE, Plus Roster Implications)

If true, Kottaras is very likely to depart the Cubs – and, either way, he won’t be the backup to start the year.

Lukewarm Stove: The Rangers Are Scouting Cubs Infielders

Lukewarm Stove: The Rangers Are Scouting Cubs Infielders

Darwin Barney and Donnie Murphy, in particular, each of whom is facing roster/starting questions.

Rumor: Rangers Looking at a George Kottaras Trade

Rumor: Rangers Looking at a George Kottaras Trade

The Cubs could carry John Baker as their backup, but I’m not crazy about losing Kottaras right now, all things considered.