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Are the Yankees Ready to Go Nuts on Rusney Castillo? How About the Tigers? Someone Else?

Are the Yankees Ready to Go Nuts on Rusney Castillo? How About the Tigers? Someone Else?

Rumors are swirling about the Yankees and Tigers in heavy on the Cuban outfielder.

by August 12, 2014 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors
Cubs Minor League Daily: To Trade? Or Not to Trade?

Cubs Minor League Daily: To Trade? Or Not to Trade?

Do the Cubs really *have* to trade from their positional surplus to pick up pitching?

Rumor: Jon Lester’s Former Teammates Believe He Will Sign With the Chicago Cubs

Rumor: Jon Lester’s Former Teammates Believe He Will Sign With the Chicago Cubs

How much do we read into that, and how does Lester look as a potential target?

by August 11, 2014 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Chicago Cubs Do NOT Acquire Cole Hamels – Trade Window Closed

Chicago Cubs Do NOT Acquire Cole Hamels – Trade Window Closed

No surprise there. But this turned out to be a pretty interesting conceptual discussion.

by August 8, 2014 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Chicago Cubs Acquire Jacob Turner from the Marlins for Tyler Bremer and Jose Arias

Chicago Cubs Acquire Jacob Turner from the Marlins for Tyler Bremer and Jose Arias

Each is a Low-A reliever, and not considered a top prospect. A great lottery ticket pick-up for the Cubs.

by August 8, 2014 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Will a Jacob Turner Deal Be Completed Today? Probably

Will a Jacob Turner Deal Be Completed Today? Probably

Today is the deadline for the two sides to work out a trade, which still seems like the likeliest outcome.

by August 8, 2014 Chicago Cubs Rumors
The Philadelphia Perspective on Trading Cole Hamels: They Want a Crazy Ton

The Philadelphia Perspective on Trading Cole Hamels: They Want a Crazy Ton

And that’s going to be too much for the Cubs to give up right now.

by August 7, 2014 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Accumulating Impact Pitching Isn’t Always an Overnight (or Single Offseason) Process

Accumulating Impact Pitching Isn’t Always an Overnight (or Single Offseason) Process

Theo Epstein recently spoke on the Cubs’ pursuit of pitching, and how the time is coming.

by August 7, 2014 Chicago Cubs Rumors
The Latest on Cuban Outfielder Rusney Castillo, Including Price and Positional Thoughts

The Latest on Cuban Outfielder Rusney Castillo, Including Price and Positional Thoughts

Is Castillo one too many outfielders for the Cubs? Ah, come on now. Don’t worry about that.

by August 7, 2014 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors
Report: Chicago Cubs Claimed Cole Hamels on Revocable Trade Waivers

Report: Chicago Cubs Claimed Cole Hamels on Revocable Trade Waivers

That does not mean Hamels will become a Chicago Cub. In fact, that’s pretty unlikely. But this is very interesting just the same.

by August 7, 2014 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Oh Boy: Cubs Reportedly Claim Jacob Turner Off of Waivers from Marlins (UPDATES)

Oh Boy: Cubs Reportedly Claim Jacob Turner Off of Waivers from Marlins (UPDATES)

The two sides will now have a couple days to work out a trade for the 23-year-old righty, and odds are strong it happens.

by August 6, 2014 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Sources: Chicago Cubs Working Out Rusney Castillo at Wrigley Field Today

Sources: Chicago Cubs Working Out Rusney Castillo at Wrigley Field Today

The private workout will give the Cubs an up-close scouting look at a potential impact player.

by August 6, 2014 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Rockies Not Interested in Jacob Turner?

Rockies Not Interested in Jacob Turner?

If not, the Cubs would be first in line to grab the pitcher if he’s ultimately waived by the Marlins. But why are the Rockies out?

by August 6, 2014 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors
Edwin Jackson’s Big Night, Bad Season, and Future With or Without the Chicago Cubs

Edwin Jackson’s Big Night, Bad Season, and Future With or Without the Chicago Cubs

He’s coming off his best start in a long time, but does it matter? What about the rest of his season? And what about trade rumors?

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