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.

Travis Wood Could Sign As Soon As Today, Cubs “On the Periphery”

Travis Wood Could Sign As Soon As Today, Cubs “On the Periphery”

The Padres are the other named team involved on Wood.

by February 13, 2017 Chicago Cubs Rumors
REPORT: Cubs Have Made Offer to Travis Wood

REPORT: Cubs Have Made Offer to Travis Wood

The Cubs, Padres, and two other teams are still in the mix.

by February 12, 2017 Chicago Cubs Rumors

Timing of Trades, Workers Comp for Baseball Players, and Other Bullets

Timing of Trades, Workers Comp for Baseball Players, and Other Bullets

Why did the Royals want to part with Alec Mills anyway? And how did a deal come together so quickly?

by February 9, 2017 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Rumors
Lukewarm Stove: Castro’s Availability, Travis Wood Interest, Rays Potential to Surprise, More

Lukewarm Stove: Castro’s Availability, Travis Wood Interest, Rays Potential to Surprise, More

There may not be a ton of time left before the beginning of Spring Training, but the stove is still hot. Well, lukewarm at least.

Lukewarm Stove: Recent Signings, February Trades, Quintana Rumors, Cubs Scouting Maness, More

Lukewarm Stove: Recent Signings, February Trades, Quintana Rumors, Cubs Scouting Maness, More

Might a prospect-rich team like the Astros, Brewers, or Phillies make a move for Quintana? Also: reliever signings around the league, and much more.