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The Pirates Are Reportedly Looking for Outfielders – But Matt Szczur Seems a Tough Trade Fit

The Pirates would probably love to get a guy like Szczur right about now. But would the Cubs make that move?

Tommy La Stella Could Be Optioned to Iowa As Soon as Tomorrow

Tommy La Stella Could Be Optioned to Iowa As Soon as Tomorrow

He’s due back from the bereavement list, but if there isn’t a clear spot for La Stella, he could be the one sent out.


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Report: Cubs “Got Nowhere” in Extension Talks with Their Young Stars, Including Kris Bryant

It’s good to know that extension talks took place, though. And the Cubs are not finished trying to lock up their youngsters.

Kris Bryant and the Cubs Are All Over the Top 50 Trade Value Rankings

Kris Bryant and the Cubs Are All Over the Top 50 Trade Value Rankings

You want valuable trade pieces? Well the Cubs have ’em in spades. (But you can’t have them.)

Latest on Matt Szczur: Cubs “Listening,” Maddon’s Thoughts, Szczur’s Trade Value

Latest on Matt Szczur: Cubs “Listening,” Maddon’s Thoughts, Szczur’s Trade Value

A trade seems very possible this week for Szczur and the Cubs.

by March 27, 2017 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Report: Cubs Are Trying to Trade Matt Szczur

Report: Cubs Are Trying to Trade Matt Szczur

Given where things stand with the roster, it only makes sense for the Cubs to shop Szczur.

by March 25, 2017 Chicago Cubs Rumors

Two More Pre-Arb Extensions of Relevance to the Cubs: Rougned Odor, Jose Ramirez

Two More Pre-Arb Extensions of Relevance to the Cubs: Rougned Odor, Jose Ramirez

More deals to study as we think ahead to the Cubs’ extension future.

Report: Braves Interested in Cubs Outfielder Matt Szczur

Report: Braves Interested in Cubs Outfielder Matt Szczur

The fit would make a lot of sense for both teams.

by March 21, 2017 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Cubs Reportedly Interested in Rays Righty Alex Cobb, Who is a Free Agent After This Season

Cubs Reportedly Interested in Rays Righty Alex Cobb, Who is a Free Agent After This Season

The 29-year-old righty is coming back from Tommy John surgery.

by March 20, 2017 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Will the Market for Top Post-Age-30 Pitchers Shrink Next Year? and Other Bullets

Will the Market for Top Post-Age-30 Pitchers Shrink Next Year? and Other Bullets

Recent deals – Jon Lester notwithstanding – haven’t turned out too great for big league teams. Is the market going to shift?


Jake Arrieta is Not Concerned About His Next Contract, Which May Not Fit for the Cubs

Jake Arrieta is Not Concerned About His Next Contract, Which May Not Fit for the Cubs

There will be luxury tax considerations for the Cubs when the time comes, but, for now, Arrieta is just a guy who is focused on pitching well.

by March 7, 2017 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Jake Arrieta May Be Looking for a Max Scherzer-Level Contract (Seven Years, $210 Million)

Jake Arrieta May Be Looking for a Max Scherzer-Level Contract (Seven Years, $210 Million)

He might be able to get that in free agency, but it won’t be coming on an extension.

Don’t Expect Jake Arrieta to Sign an Extension for Less Than Free Agent Dollars at This Point

Don’t Expect Jake Arrieta to Sign an Extension for Less Than Free Agent Dollars at This Point

Not only can Arrieta afford roll the dice this close to free agency, but doing so could also help future free agents.

Jake Arrieta Remains Open to the Possibility of an Extension with the Cubs

Jake Arrieta Remains Open to the Possibility of an Extension with the Cubs

Arrieta will be a free agent after this season, but nobody’s closing the door on an extension just yet.

by February 16, 2017 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Cubs Passed on Recent Signings to Reserve Funds for In-Season Trades, and to Stay Under Luxury Tax

Cubs Passed on Recent Signings to Reserve Funds for In-Season Trades, and to Stay Under Luxury Tax

It was a strong offseason for the Cubs, who want to make sure they have flexibility under the luxury tax limit this year.