Chicago Cubs Rumors

Report: Lazarito Will Choose Team Tomorrow, Cubs Among Teams with “Strong” Interest

Report: Lazarito Will Choose Team Tomorrow, Cubs Among Teams with “Strong” Interest

That’s the first time we’ve heard a sourced connection between the Cubs and the Cuban prospect.

Cubs Reportedly Remain Involved in Trade Talks, Though Rays Unlikely to Move an Arm

Cubs Reportedly Remain Involved in Trade Talks, Though Rays Unlikely to Move an Arm

The rumors won’t go away, but I suppose that could simply be because the two sides keep in contact.

by February 9, 2016 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Lukewarm Stove: Glut of Available Players, Fowler, Jackson, Lazarito, More

Lukewarm Stove: Glut of Available Players, Fowler, Jackson, Lazarito, More

Huge swaths of free agents remain unsigned with Spring Training just around the corner.

Ask Away: Outfield Moves, Option Rules, Sabermetric Gaps, Brett as a Boss, and More

Ask Away: Outfield Moves, Option Rules, Sabermetric Gaps, Brett as a Boss, and More

In this week’s Ask Away, we check in on the remaining roster moves, gaps in sabermetrics, Brett as a Michael’s boss, and much more.

Cubs and Jake Arrieta Could Still Explore Long-Term Extension

Cubs and Jake Arrieta Could Still Explore Long-Term Extension

The sides will be negotiating a deal for 2016 anyway, so why not continue to explore a long-term deal?

by February 5, 2016 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Rumors
Lazarito Reportedly Drawing Interest from Nine Teams, Willing to Wait Until July to Sign

Lazarito Reportedly Drawing Interest from Nine Teams, Willing to Wait Until July to Sign

The big-time Cuban prospect appears to be trying to expand his pool of bidding teams. As he should.

Braves Reportedly Hot on Cuban Prospect Lazarito, Who Could Command $15 to $20 Million

Braves Reportedly Hot on Cuban Prospect Lazarito, Who Could Command $15 to $20 Million

That would bring the Braves into the max penalty range, which could turn the international market around quite a bit.

The Damaging Qualifying Offer and Dexter Fowler and Other Bullets

The Damaging Qualifying Offer and Dexter Fowler and Other Bullets

Fixing the problem for players like Fowler could come soon. Also: Russell’s rates poorly in one defensive metric, Cubs marriages, skiing at Wrigley, more.

Latest on Dexter Fowler’s Market: White Sox and Rangers, Maybe – Cubs, Maybe Not

Latest on Dexter Fowler’s Market: White Sox and Rangers, Maybe – Cubs, Maybe Not

It’s February, and Dexter Fowler is still unsigned. I did not see that one coming.

Cubs Have Reportedly Had Private Workout with Cuban Free Agent Guillermo Heredia

Cubs Have Reportedly Had Private Workout with Cuban Free Agent Guillermo Heredia

The Cubs are tied to yet another Cuban free agent, but this glove-first center fielder comes without IFA restrictions.

by February 1, 2016 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Trades! Rays and Rockies Swapping Dickerson, McGee, Prospects (UPDATES)

Trades! Rays and Rockies Swapping Dickerson, McGee, Prospects (UPDATES)

There are implications for many other teams here, including the Cubs, depending on what happens. (UPDATE: Corey Dickerson going to Rays for pitching.)

One Executive Says Cubs Still “Most Likely” to Land Dexter Fowler

One Executive Says Cubs Still “Most Likely” to Land Dexter Fowler

That feels like an overstatement to me, but we’ve gotta discuss what the report says.

by January 28, 2016 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Report: Cuban Prospect Lazarito Will Choose His Team Soon

Report: Cuban Prospect Lazarito Will Choose His Team Soon

There’s still quite a bit of mystery at play, though.