Perhaps the Cubs can get a veteran starter on a minor league deal, juuuuust in case. Also: international players, evaluating front offices, much more.
Chicago Cubs Rumors
There are reasons to wonder what the impact of the new CBA will be this summer. It could mean even more trade activity.
A revamped delivery has made Breslow an attractive relief target for many teams.
“Unusual” Free Agency Makes Cuban Pitching Prospect Available to IFA-Restricted Teams (Like the Cubs)
The surprise decision to count Mendoza’s time in Japan means that a top pitching prospect just unexpectedly became available to the Cubs.
This would be an excellent upside move for the Cubs, and could help with depth, even given the injury risk.
There are still some interesting free agents out there who could help the Cubs.
You can make the “on paper” argument for a fit in a trade, but there are practical reasons it is much more complicated than that.
A rumor about a minor league free agent with uninspiring numbers usually doesn’t merit a long post, but Kelly’s story is unique.
There are reasons Anderson is worth pursuing – so long as the injury history is understood.
A reasonable team extension for a nice starting pitcher a year away from free agency? Sound like something the Cubs should note?
Is there a realistic chance for an extension? Also, what’s the latest in the work at Wrigley Field?
A few bits to update this morning at CubsCon continues.
The Cubs may have gotten one Ross but lost another.
An old friend looks to be heading to the Padres’ rotation, which may have a minor impact on the Tyson Ross pursuit.
A flurry of Mariners trade activity, and now the Rays are probably done shopping starters.