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Phillies Reportedly Scouting Cubs Minor League System

Phillies Reportedly Scouting Cubs Minor League System

Keeping in mind that teams scout other teams’ systems all the time, there is a plausible connection here with respect to Jonathan Papelbon.

by June 12, 2015 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Jonathan Papelbon Reportedly Interested in Cubs, but Phillies Trade Demands May Be Steep

Jonathan Papelbon Reportedly Interested in Cubs, but Phillies Trade Demands May Be Steep

You never quite know what the Phillies will seek in return, but it seems highly likely that a sell-off is coming. Papelbon can block trades to many teams.

Will the Chicago Cubs Look Like a Good Fit to David Price? Sure Sounds Like It

Will the Chicago Cubs Look Like a Good Fit to David Price? Sure Sounds Like It

The lefty ace will be one of the top free agents after this season, and he wants to go somewhere that sounds a lot like Chicago.

Lukewarm Stove: Mets and Brewers Talk Trade, Scouts on Lake, Cubs on Relievers, More

Lukewarm Stove: Mets and Brewers Talk Trade, Scouts on Lake, Cubs on Relievers, More

The draft is over, and the rumors are now going to start flying even more aggressively.

Cubs Have Reportedly Had Trade Talks with Phillies about Closer Jonathan Papelbon

Cubs Have Reportedly Had Trade Talks with Phillies about Closer Jonathan Papelbon

This is coming even after the Cubs got Rafael Soriano.

Javier Baez Likely Out Closer to Six to Eight Weeks, Muddying Midseason Waters

Javier Baez Likely Out Closer to Six to Eight Weeks, Muddying Midseason Waters

With an earlier return, not much might change with the Cubs’ midseason plans (whatever they are). Now? It’s a little more difficult.

Chicago Cubs Sign Free Agent Rafael Soriano to Minor League Deal

Chicago Cubs Sign Free Agent Rafael Soriano to Minor League Deal

If Soriano’s stuff has returned, he’d immediately be a big help in the Cubs’ bullpen.

by June 9, 2015 Chicago Cubs Rumors
The Bleacher Nation Mini-Mock Draft

The Bleacher Nation Mini-Mock Draft

Draft Day is here, so let’s have a little fun with the top 10 picks. Four BN writers mock those picks, and you can join in, too.

Free Agent Rafael Soriano May Sign Soon, Cubs Reportedly Among Most Aggressive Teams

Free Agent Rafael Soriano May Sign Soon, Cubs Reportedly Among Most Aggressive Teams

Soriano is expected to throw for interested teams in the DR on Thursday, assuming he doesn’t sign before then.

by June 5, 2015 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Chicago Cubs Reportedly Showing “Serious Interest” in Top Cuban Prospect, Eddy Julio Martinez

Chicago Cubs Reportedly Showing “Serious Interest” in Top Cuban Prospect, Eddy Julio Martinez

Martinez is regarded by MLB Pipeline as the top prospect in the current IFA class, with ridiculous scouting grades.

Lukewarm Stove: Zobrist, Hamels, Kazmir, Cueto, Plentiful Sellers, More

Lukewarm Stove: Zobrist, Hamels, Kazmir, Cueto, Plentiful Sellers, More

On paper, there could be a ton of sellers in the National League this year … which could make it even more important for teams like the Cubs to buy.

Weekend Catch-Up: Hating the DH, Edwards, Zobrist, Draft, Royals Split

Weekend Catch-Up: Hating the DH, Edwards, Zobrist, Draft, Royals Split

The Cubs managed a split this weekend, which was full of rumor/draft/prospect stuff. Miss any of it?

Rumored Chicago Cubs Targets: Ben Zobrist, Rafael Soriano, Oliver Perez

Rumored Chicago Cubs Targets: Ben Zobrist, Rafael Soriano, Oliver Perez

The 34-year-old Zobrist was already a target of the Cubs, and could be again.

by May 30, 2015 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Draft Notes: Top 200 Prospects, New Mocks, Daz Cameron Chatter & Upside

Draft Notes: Top 200 Prospects, New Mocks, Daz Cameron Chatter & Upside

With the Cubs playing competitive ball, the MLB Draft being nine days away can easily get lost in the shuffle.

Lukewarm Stove: ATL-LAD Trade, Cubs Look for Pitching, Kazmir, Zimmermann, Cubans, More

Lukewarm Stove: ATL-LAD Trade, Cubs Look for Pitching, Kazmir, Zimmermann, Cubans, More

One of the more unremarkable 6-player trades you’ll see. Also, the Cubs are looking for pitching, but that’s no surprise.

Draft Notes: Mocking Around, Names Tied to Cubs, Aiken, Approach at the Top, More

Draft Notes: Mocking Around, Names Tied to Cubs, Aiken, Approach at the Top, More

What are some of the names being attached to the Cubs thus far? The draft is coming up quickly.

Lukewarm Stove: Hamels, Cueto, Cubs-Mets, Zimmermann, Samardzija, More

Lukewarm Stove: Hamels, Cueto, Cubs-Mets, Zimmermann, Samardzija, More

Will teams move quickly on a guy like Cole Hamels? Will the Cubs and Mets find a fit? Will Jordan Zimmermann be the big target after this year?

Weekend Catch-Up: Rumors Abound, Homers Go Flying, Frustrating Games

Weekend Catch-Up: Rumors Abound, Homers Go Flying, Frustrating Games

A busy holiday weekend to recap if you weren’t around.

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