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Twins Reportedly Win Bidding for Korean Lefty Hyeon-Jong Yang

Twins Reportedly Win Bidding for Korean Lefty Hyeon-Jong Yang

The Cubs were previously mentioned as a possible bidder.

by November 22, 2014 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors
Lukewarm Stove: Lester, Bruce, Padres, Upton, Dodgers, Pitching, More

Lukewarm Stove: Lester, Bruce, Padres, Upton, Dodgers, Pitching, More

The Braves have not made an offer to Jon Lester, and the Reds could sell off more than their pitchers.

by November 21, 2014 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors
Cubs Reportedly Have Spoken to D-Backs About Miguel Montero, But No Recent Uptick

Cubs Reportedly Have Spoken to D-Backs About Miguel Montero, But No Recent Uptick

Although you’d have expected the Cubs to kick the tires on Montero anyway, Russell Martin’s recent signing doesn’t appear to have immediately impacted anything.

by November 21, 2014 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Rick Porcello Yet Another One-Year Pitcher Reportedly Available – There’s a FA Impact Here

Rick Porcello Yet Another One-Year Pitcher Reportedly Available – There’s a FA Impact Here

Aside from digging Porcello, what does this mean for the Cubs? And for the market as a whole?

by November 21, 2014 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors
Remember the Jordan Zimmermann Hullabaloo? Well, Now He’s Available

Remember the Jordan Zimmermann Hullabaloo? Well, Now He’s Available

I still doubt the Cubs would get involved right now directly, but a Zimmermann trade impacts the market this and next year tremendously.

by November 20, 2014 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors
Obsessive Jon Lester Watch: Red Sox Offer is Negotiable, Many Execs Still Predict Cubs

Obsessive Jon Lester Watch: Red Sox Offer is Negotiable, Many Execs Still Predict Cubs

The Red Sox’s offer to Lester was a mere opening, so upward movement is expected. Meanwhile, some execs still predict Lester winds up with the Cubs.

by November 20, 2014 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Must-Read of the Day: Top Available Pitchers and Quality of Opponents

Must-Read of the Day: Top Available Pitchers and Quality of Opponents

When we look at the caliber of opponents that guys like Hamels, Lester, Scherzer, and Shields have actually faced, how do they stack up?

by November 20, 2014 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors
There Will Be Moves: Today is the Rule 5 Roster Deadline

There Will Be Moves: Today is the Rule 5 Roster Deadline

Eligible minor leaguers must be rostered today to protect from the Rule 5 Draft. That means things will happen around the league and on the Cubs.

by November 20, 2014 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Rumors
Obsessive Jon Lester Watch: Red Sox Offer Reportedly $110 to $120 Million, Dempster Discusses Cubs

Obsessive Jon Lester Watch: Red Sox Offer Reportedly $110 to $120 Million, Dempster Discusses Cubs

The offer may have come last week, and is longer than four years (no surprise). On the Cubs’ side, Ryan Dempster says Lester’s interest is genuine.

by November 19, 2014 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors
Cubs Will Reportedly Blow IFA Budget Next Year, But Getting Yoan Moncada Remains a Stretch

Cubs Will Reportedly Blow IFA Budget Next Year, But Getting Yoan Moncada Remains a Stretch

Those writing about Moncada seem to think he’s not going to wait until July to sign.

Lukewarm Stove: Stanton, Shields, Hamels, Scherzer, Butler, Gomes, Headley, Kaneko, More

Lukewarm Stove: Stanton, Shields, Hamels, Scherzer, Butler, Gomes, Headley, Kaneko, More

So much to discuss this morning. I don’t even know where to start. So I’ll just start.

by November 19, 2014 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors
Obsessive Jon Lester Watch: The Red Sox Have Made an Offer

Obsessive Jon Lester Watch: The Red Sox Have Made an Offer

Let the negotiations begin. How high might things go? Also: many words of caution about the Red Sox, and about the Cubs’ pitching future.

by November 19, 2014 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors
Contrary to Report, Cubs Have Not “Inquired” About Outfielder Nick Swisher

Contrary to Report, Cubs Have Not “Inquired” About Outfielder Nick Swisher

Even in a bad contract swap, I’m not sure Swisher is the right guy for the Cubs.

by November 19, 2014 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Cubs Meet with Jon Lester, Braves and Cardinals May Be on Tap

Cubs Meet with Jon Lester, Braves and Cardinals May Be on Tap

Lester reportedly came to Chicago today, and will head to Atlanta later in the week. Also: Cardinals, because of course.

by November 18, 2014 Chicago Cubs Rumors
The Cubs Have Reportedly Checked in on Justin Masterson – There Is Upside and Downside

The Cubs Have Reportedly Checked in on Justin Masterson – There Is Upside and Downside

It’s amazing what a difference the 2014 season made. Masterson remains an interesting target.

by November 18, 2014 Analysis and Commentary, Chicago Cubs Rumors
Russell Martin Post-Mortem: Backloading Deal, Contextualizing Disappointment, Moving On

Russell Martin Post-Mortem: Backloading Deal, Contextualizing Disappointment, Moving On

Martin’s deal with the Blue Jays is heavily backloaded, which comes with plusses and minuses. More importantly, what’s next?

by November 18, 2014 Analysis and Commentary, Chicago Cubs Rumors

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