Chicago Cubs Rumors

REPORT: Cubs Have Made Offer to Travis Wood

REPORT: Cubs Have Made Offer to Travis Wood

The Cubs, Padres, and two other teams are still in the mix.

by February 12, 2017 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Timing of Trades, Workers Comp for Baseball Players, and Other Bullets

Timing of Trades, Workers Comp for Baseball Players, and Other Bullets

Why did the Royals want to part with Alec Mills anyway? And how did a deal come together so quickly?

by February 9, 2017 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Rumors

Lukewarm Stove: Castro’s Availability, Travis Wood Interest, Rays Potential to Surprise, More

Lukewarm Stove: Castro’s Availability, Travis Wood Interest, Rays Potential to Surprise, More

There may not be a ton of time left before the beginning of Spring Training, but the stove is still hot. Well, lukewarm at least.

Lukewarm Stove: Recent Signings, February Trades, Quintana Rumors, Cubs Scouting Maness, More

Lukewarm Stove: Recent Signings, February Trades, Quintana Rumors, Cubs Scouting Maness, More

Might a prospect-rich team like the Astros, Brewers, or Phillies make a move for Quintana? Also: reliever signings around the league, and much more.

The Lack of Activity This Offseason May Have Been About More Than a Weak Free Agent Class

The Lack of Activity This Offseason May Have Been About More Than a Weak Free Agent Class

The new CBA appears to be causing problems for marginal free agents especially.

Lukewarm Stove: Replacing Ventura on the Field, Impending Trade of Gray, Quintana, Hammel, More

Lukewarm Stove: Replacing Ventura on the Field, Impending Trade of Gray, Quintana, Hammel, More

Transactions are still trickling in, as the offseason moves toward a close.


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.