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Mariners Fire GM Jack Zduriencik – With Executive Positions Opening Up, Speculation Will Come

Mariners Fire GM Jack Zduriencik – With Executive Positions Opening Up, Speculation Will Come

Get ready for impending rumors and speculation involving Cubs executive Jason McLeod, among others.

For Future Information and Posterity Only: Starlin Castro Reportedly Cleared Waivers

For Future Information and Posterity Only: Starlin Castro Reportedly Cleared Waivers

That suggests Castro’s contract, in the view of all other teams, has negative value.

Jed Hoyer Speaks: Deals in August, Javier Baez, Joe Maddon, More

Jed Hoyer Speaks: Deals in August, Javier Baez, Joe Maddon, More

The Cubs’ GM gets into what’s coming down the stretch, and how exciting these times are.

Theo Epstein Has the Cubs Soaring – Is a Contract Extension in the Near Future?

Theo Epstein Has the Cubs Soaring – Is a Contract Extension in the Near Future?

The Chicago Cubs President of Baseball Operations is enjoying success atop a thriving rebuild, but he’s a free agent after next season, so to speak.

Cubs’ Agreement with IFA Christopher Martinez Reportedly Falls Through

Cubs’ Agreement with IFA Christopher Martinez Reportedly Falls Through

The Cubs’ $1 million deal for Dominican Republic third baseman Christian Martinez won’t be coming to fruition.

Starlin Castro Reportedly on Trade Waivers – Remember, Doesn’t Necessarily Mean Much

Starlin Castro Reportedly on Trade Waivers – Remember, Doesn’t Necessarily Mean Much

How’s that for an honest headline? Let’s talk about what this means, if anything.

by August 21, 2015 Chicago Cubs Rumors
On Your Toes: Chase Utley Reportedly Could Be Traded Today (UPDATES: Dodgers?)

On Your Toes: Chase Utley Reportedly Could Be Traded Today (UPDATES: Dodgers?)

I wonder if any recent injuries pushed a team to act.

Phillies GM Ruben Amaro Says Chase Utley “Very Likely” Won’t Be Traded

Phillies GM Ruben Amaro Says Chase Utley “Very Likely” Won’t Be Traded

Utley has full no-trade rights, so there was always a peculiar hurdle to getting a deal done.

Cubs May Have Made Offer on Chase Utley, Questions About Fit and Likelihood of Deal Persist

Cubs May Have Made Offer on Chase Utley, Questions About Fit and Likelihood of Deal Persist

How significant would the upgrade be, and what are the possible downsides?

Chicago Cubs Sign Korean Prospect Kwang-min Kwon for $1.2 Million

Chicago Cubs Sign Korean Prospect Kwang-min Kwon for $1.2 Million

The big, lefty bat is the newest Cubs prospect.

Will Chase Utley’s Trade Decision Come Down to the Cubs and Angels?

Will Chase Utley’s Trade Decision Come Down to the Cubs and Angels?

With full no-trade rights, Utley can control where he goes.

Giants Reportedly Working on Deal for Chase Utley

Giants Reportedly Working on Deal for Chase Utley

With Joe Panik out, the fit certainly makes sense.

Cubs Reportedly Still Following Top Cuban Prospect Eddy Julio Martinez

Cubs Reportedly Still Following Top Cuban Prospect Eddy Julio Martinez

Martinez is the top international free agent on the market, and an impact prospect.

Cubs Reportedly Scouting Chase Utley as the Waiver Process Proceeds (UPDATE: Clears Waivers)

Cubs Reportedly Scouting Chase Utley as the Waiver Process Proceeds (UPDATE: Clears Waivers)

Teams scout players/other teams all the time, though the timing here is interesting, as well as the need to see him back from injury.

James Shields Reportedly Clears Waivers, Now Freely Tradable

James Shields Reportedly Clears Waivers, Now Freely Tradable

In the end, the contract was just too ugly for any other team to want as is. Will the Padres deal Shields now?

Chase Utley Reportedly on Waivers, Could Be Claimed or Clear By Tomorrow

Chase Utley Reportedly on Waivers, Could Be Claimed or Clear By Tomorrow

Are the Cubs still interested? Will a team ahead of them make a claim?

Cubs Active on Waiver Wire, But Nothing Doing Yet – Other Teams Making Deals

Cubs Active on Waiver Wire, But Nothing Doing Yet – Other Teams Making Deals

Making deals is August is tricky, but the Cubs have been trying.

Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer Speak: Deadline Moves, Prospect Value, Financial Ability, More

Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer Speak: Deadline Moves, Prospect Value, Financial Ability, More

Why didn’t the Cubs make any huge moves? Did they have the money if they’d wanted to? Did they have the prospects?

Rumor: Cubs May Be Interested in Chase Utley

Rumor: Cubs May Be Interested in Chase Utley

The 36-year-old second baseman has been out with an ankle injury since June, so it’s hard to say how he projects down the stretch.

by August 3, 2015 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Teams Can Still Make Trades in August – The Waiver System, Types of Targets, Etc.

Teams Can Still Make Trades in August – The Waiver System, Types of Targets, Etc.

July marked the end of the period where players can freely be traded – but that’s not necessarily the end of all trading.

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