Chicago Cubs Rumors


Lazarito Decision Looms, Cubs Still Mentioned as Suitor

Lazarito Decision Looms, Cubs Still Mentioned as Suitor

It sounds like teams are still waiting on a decision. It’s a big one, so the young man can take his time a bit.

Gurriel Brothers Update: It May Or May Not Take a While, Lourdes Might Wait Until October

Gurriel Brothers Update: It May Or May Not Take a While, Lourdes Might Wait Until October

The timeline for the brothers’ arrival could be complicated. But their impact could be significant.


Is Dexter Fowler’s Price Tag Going to Top Out at a Mere Two Years and $20 Million?

Is Dexter Fowler’s Price Tag Going to Top Out at a Mere Two Years and $20 Million?

At that price, even though he’s not an obvious fit for the Cubs, they’d have to consider it, right?

Report: Lazarito Will Choose Team Tomorrow, Cubs Among Teams with “Strong” Interest

Report: Lazarito Will Choose Team Tomorrow, Cubs Among Teams with “Strong” Interest

That’s the first time we’ve heard a sourced connection between the Cubs and the Cuban prospect.

Cubs Reportedly Remain Involved in Trade Talks, Though Rays Unlikely to Move an Arm

Cubs Reportedly Remain Involved in Trade Talks, Though Rays Unlikely to Move an Arm

The rumors won’t go away, but I suppose that could simply be because the two sides keep in contact.

by February 9, 2016 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Lukewarm Stove: Glut of Available Players, Fowler, Jackson, Lazarito, More

Lukewarm Stove: Glut of Available Players, Fowler, Jackson, Lazarito, More

Huge swaths of free agents remain unsigned with Spring Training just around the corner.

Ask Away: Outfield Moves, Option Rules, Sabermetric Gaps, Brett as a Boss, and More

Ask Away: Outfield Moves, Option Rules, Sabermetric Gaps, Brett as a Boss, and More

In this week’s Ask Away, we check in on the remaining roster moves, gaps in sabermetrics, Brett as a Michael’s boss, and much more.


Cubs and Jake Arrieta Could Still Explore Long-Term Extension

Cubs and Jake Arrieta Could Still Explore Long-Term Extension

The sides will be negotiating a deal for 2016 anyway, so why not continue to explore a long-term deal?

by February 5, 2016 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Rumors
Lazarito Reportedly Drawing Interest from Nine Teams, Willing to Wait Until July to Sign

Lazarito Reportedly Drawing Interest from Nine Teams, Willing to Wait Until July to Sign

The big-time Cuban prospect appears to be trying to expand his pool of bidding teams. As he should.

Braves Reportedly Hot on Cuban Prospect Lazarito, Who Could Command $15 to $20 Million

Braves Reportedly Hot on Cuban Prospect Lazarito, Who Could Command $15 to $20 Million

That would bring the Braves into the max penalty range, which could turn the international market around quite a bit.

The Damaging Qualifying Offer and Dexter Fowler and Other Bullets

The Damaging Qualifying Offer and Dexter Fowler and Other Bullets

Fixing the problem for players like Fowler could come soon. Also: Russell’s rates poorly in one defensive metric, Cubs marriages, skiing at Wrigley, more.


Latest on Dexter Fowler’s Market: White Sox and Rangers, Maybe – Cubs, Maybe Not

Latest on Dexter Fowler’s Market: White Sox and Rangers, Maybe – Cubs, Maybe Not

It’s February, and Dexter Fowler is still unsigned. I did not see that one coming.

Cubs Have Reportedly Had Private Workout with Cuban Free Agent Guillermo Heredia

Cubs Have Reportedly Had Private Workout with Cuban Free Agent Guillermo Heredia

The Cubs are tied to yet another Cuban free agent, but this glove-first center fielder comes without IFA restrictions.

by February 1, 2016 Chicago Cubs Rumors