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.
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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.
The Cubs do need catching and a veteran, impact bat. Does Martin check all of the boxes?
That would be a mild surprise at this juncture, but that’s the report.
A young slugging outfielder with big upside sounds like the Cubs’ wheelhouse, but Tomas figures to draw plenty of suitors.
There’s only so much time left to get a final few looks at Lester before free agency begins.
There are no hard feelings about the trade that sent him to Oakland, at least.
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.
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.
While there might be activity around baseball, I wouldn’t expect too much on the Cubs’ front.
After ankle troubles, Ruggiano had surgery and won’t be coming back in 2014.
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.
Your second trade deadline is coming this weekend, plus other interesting bits.
Let’s dig on on the possible exchange of bad contracts. Which player would you rather have?