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Jed Hoyer Reaffirms Cubs Interest in Adding Veteran Position Players

Jed Hoyer Reaffirms Cubs Interest in Adding Veteran Position Players

It’s going to be tricky to add an everyday guy, but, however they do it, the Cubs know they need a veteran bat or two.

by September 17, 2014 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Following Up on the Russell Martin Talk: Welington Castillo and Jed Hoyer

Following Up on the Russell Martin Talk: Welington Castillo and Jed Hoyer

Hoyer says nice things about Castillo, and Castillo knows nothing is a guarantee. All in all, you can’t rule out a pursuit of Martin.

by September 16, 2014 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Will the Chicago Cubs Consider Pursuing Catcher Russell Martin This Offseason?

Will the Chicago Cubs Consider Pursuing Catcher Russell Martin This Offseason?

The Cubs do need catching and a veteran, impact bat. Does Martin check all of the boxes?

by September 15, 2014 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Chicago Cubs Not Planning to Pick Up Tsuyoshi Wada’s 2015 Option?

Chicago Cubs Not Planning to Pick Up Tsuyoshi Wada’s 2015 Option?

That would be a mild surprise at this juncture, but that’s the report.

by September 12, 2014 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Cuban Slugger Yasmani Tomas is One Step Closer to Free Agency – Will He Be a Cubs Target?

Cuban Slugger Yasmani Tomas is One Step Closer to Free Agency – Will He Be a Cubs Target?

A young slugging outfielder with big upside sounds like the Cubs’ wheelhouse, but Tomas figures to draw plenty of suitors.

by September 10, 2014 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors
With Jon Lester in Town, Cubs Reportedly Did Some Scouting

With Jon Lester in Town, Cubs Reportedly Did Some Scouting

There’s only so much time left to get a final few looks at Lester before free agency begins.

by September 10, 2014 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Jeff Samardzija is Open to a Chicago Return – But That’s a Long Way Away

Jeff Samardzija is Open to a Chicago Return – But That’s a Long Way Away

There are no hard feelings about the trade that sent him to Oakland, at least.

by September 9, 2014 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Should Yasmani Tomas Be the Chicago Cubs’ Top Positional Target This Offseason?

Should Yasmani Tomas Be the Chicago Cubs’ Top Positional Target This Offseason?

Emphasis on “positional” there. In a market very thin on options, a 23-year-old big-time corner outfield bat has to look pretty attractive.

by September 3, 2014 Analysis and Commentary, Chicago Cubs Rumors
Theo Epstein Speaks: The Talent, The Payroll, The TV Deal, The Pitching, and The Future

Theo Epstein Speaks: The Talent, The Payroll, The TV Deal, The Pitching, and The Future

The money is there to spend on pitching, and the talent is there, too. But that doesn’t mean the Cubs will have a singular focus on 2015.

by September 2, 2014 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Rumors
Today is the Waiver Trade Deadline

Today is the Waiver Trade Deadline

While there might be activity around baseball, I wouldn’t expect too much on the Cubs’ front.

by August 31, 2014 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors
Justin Ruggiano is Done for the Year

Justin Ruggiano is Done for the Year

After ankle troubles, Ruggiano had surgery and won’t be coming back in 2014.

by August 30, 2014 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Rumors
More on the Edwin Jackson, B.J. Upton Trade Rumors

More on the Edwin Jackson, B.J. Upton Trade Rumors

The Cubs reportedly wanted cash and another player to make the swap. The Braves may push harder to get a deal done in the offseason.

by August 27, 2014 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Lukewarm Stove: Waiver Trade Deadline, Stanton, Veterans, Moncada, Castillo

Lukewarm Stove: Waiver Trade Deadline, Stanton, Veterans, Moncada, Castillo

Your second trade deadline is coming this weekend, plus other interesting bits.

by August 26, 2014 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors
Rumor: Cubs and Braves Discussed Edwin Jackson and B.J. Upton Swap, Could Discuss Again

Rumor: Cubs and Braves Discussed Edwin Jackson and B.J. Upton Swap, Could Discuss Again

Let’s dig on on the possible exchange of bad contracts. Which player would you rather have?

by August 25, 2014 Chicago Cubs Rumors

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