Interesting comments from Gammons on the current level of “urgency” exhibited by Cubs position players.
Category: Chicago Cubs Rumors
The Cubs-Machado rumors persist, and intensify.
Victor Victor Mesa is a 21-year-old outfielder who is described as a top 10-caliber draft pick.
Jed Hoyer Speaks: Darvish and Quintana Struggles, Heyward’s Health, Alzolay, Rizzo, Defense, Rental Trades, More
The Cubs GM covered a lot today.
Don’t expect the Cubs to be leading the pack on aggressively going after Manny Machado.
The good news is that it sounds like the Cubs will have the option of being aggressive on someone like Machado.
With the sellers delineating themselves quickly this year, we will see rumors kick up soon. Jayson Stark says the Cubs are a perfect fit for Machado, but there’s a but.
Multiple reports are connecting the Cubs to Machado via *speculation* around the league. Shrug.
HELLO – The Cubs are connected to the top right-handed and left-handed IFA pitching prospects.
One of those strange, context-less, early-season rumors.
Even at a very high average annual value, I’m just not sure I see that happening.
The Cubs are once again not among the favorites for the biggest names.
The top ten can field a team of All-Stars.
All else equal, I’m not sure I’d go that way on Machado and Harper.
Pretty fair offer, but Arrieta ultimately preferred a higher annual value.
The Cubs are not among the five favorites to sign Harper, according to Jon Heyman (as of today).
LOL. There’s a lot I like about that.
That, and other crazy prop bets for fun.
The Cubs want to lock these guys up, but it’s a tricky climate in which to do it.
Maddon would like to manage another five years with the Cubs. All in due time?
The Cubs aren’t likely to need pitching next offseason, which means they can focus their funds elsewhere.
Young prospects are already getting connected to teams for the July 2 open of the next signing period.
There are deals left to be had, but don’t expect the Cubs to be going after them.
Off He Goes: Jake Arrieta Signs with Phillies, Three Years and $75 Million (UPDATE: With Some Creative Terms)
The Phillies get a great short-term deal, Arrieta gets a huge AAV, and the Cubs get a draft pick.
REPORT: Jake Arrieta Expected to Sign in “Next Couple Days”, Phillies the Favorite (UPDATES: PHI Reportedly Agree)
That would make plenty of sense.
I really tried to think of how it could work after seeing that Mike Moustakas deal, but I just don’t see it.