Chicago Cubs Rumors


The Remaining Free Agent Starters, Emergency Depth, and Other Bullets

The Remaining Free Agent Starters, Emergency Depth, and Other Bullets

Perhaps the Cubs can get a veteran starter on a minor league deal, juuuuust in case. Also: international players, evaluating front offices, much more.

Ken Rosenthal’s Early Guess: This Year’s Trade Deadline Will Be Nuts

Ken Rosenthal’s Early Guess: This Year’s Trade Deadline Will Be Nuts

There are reasons to wonder what the impact of the new CBA will be this summer. It could mean even more trade activity.


Cubs Among Teams Reportedly Interested in Lefty Craig Breslow

Cubs Among Teams Reportedly Interested in Lefty Craig Breslow

A revamped delivery has made Breslow an attractive relief target for many teams.

by January 27, 2017 Chicago Cubs Rumors
“Unusual” Free Agency Makes Cuban Pitching Prospect Available to IFA-Restricted Teams (Like the Cubs)

“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.

Cubs Reportedly Agree to Terms with Lefty Brett Anderson (UPDATES)

Cubs Reportedly Agree to Terms with Lefty Brett Anderson (UPDATES)

This would be an excellent upside move for the Cubs, and could help with depth, even given the injury risk.

by January 23, 2017 Chicago Cubs Rumors
The Need for Pitching Depth Lingers for the Cubs and Other Bullets

The Need for Pitching Depth Lingers for the Cubs and Other Bullets

There are still some interesting free agents out there who could help the Cubs.

A Deal with the Dodgers Involving Javy Baez is, of Course, Very Unlikely

A Deal with the Dodgers Involving Javy Baez is, of Course, Very Unlikely

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.


Cubs Reportedly Showing Interest in Former Top Pitching Prospect Casey Kelly

Cubs Reportedly Showing Interest in Former Top Pitching Prospect Casey Kelly

A rumor about a minor league free agent with uninspiring numbers usually doesn’t merit a long post, but Kelly’s story is unique.

by January 18, 2017 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Is Brett Anderson a Tyson Ross Fallback Option for the Cubs?

Is Brett Anderson a Tyson Ross Fallback Option for the Cubs?

There are reasons Anderson is worth pursuing – so long as the injury history is understood.

Royals Sign Lefty Danny Duffy to Five-Year, $65M Extension, One Year Away from Free Agency

Royals Sign Lefty Danny Duffy to Five-Year, $65M Extension, One Year Away from Free Agency

A reasonable team extension for a nice starting pitcher a year away from free agency? Sound like something the Cubs should note?

Taking a Stab at an Arrieta Extension, Ticket Changes, Wrigley Work, and Other Bullets

Taking a Stab at an Arrieta Extension, Ticket Changes, Wrigley Work, and Other Bullets

Is there a realistic chance for an extension? Also, what’s the latest in the work at Wrigley Field?

by January 15, 2017 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Rumors
Arbitration, the Arrieta Tweet, the Ross Decision, and Other Bullets

Arbitration, the Arrieta Tweet, the Ross Decision, and Other Bullets

A few bits to update this morning at CubsCon continues.

by January 14, 2017 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Rumors

Tyson Ross Reportedly to Sign with Rangers

Tyson Ross Reportedly to Sign with Rangers

The Cubs may have gotten one Ross but lost another.

Lukewarm Stove: Cahill, Ross, Trumbo, Tanaka, Dozier, File and Trial, More

Lukewarm Stove: Cahill, Ross, Trumbo, Tanaka, Dozier, File and Trial, More

An old friend looks to be heading to the Padres’ rotation, which may have a minor impact on the Tyson Ross pursuit.

Mariners and Braves Make Trade that Precipitates Drew Smyly Trade from Rays

Mariners and Braves Make Trade that Precipitates Drew Smyly Trade from Rays

A flurry of Mariners trade activity, and now the Rays are probably done shopping starters.