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Weekend Catch-Up: Fowler, Scherzer, Convention, Prospects, More

Weekend Catch-Up: Fowler, Scherzer, Convention, Prospects, More

If you were out yesterday, or missed anything else this weekend, some big, big stuff happened.

by January 20, 2015 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Rumors
Cubs Acquire Astros Outfielder Dexter Fowler, Deal Luis Valbuena and Dan Straily

Cubs Acquire Astros Outfielder Dexter Fowler, Deal Luis Valbuena and Dan Straily

The fit is pretty clearly a good one, though it’s a painful deal in some ways.

by January 19, 2015 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Sounds Like Max Scherzer is Indeed Headed to the Nationals

Sounds Like Max Scherzer is Indeed Headed to the Nationals

Assuming it happens, things are about to get very interesting.

Max Scherzer Reportedly Close to Signing with Nationals or Mystery Team (UPDATE)

Max Scherzer Reportedly Close to Signing with Nationals or Mystery Team (UPDATE)

If the Nats get Scherzer, they could then look to deal a starting pitcher like Jordan Zimmermann. Remember him?

Lukewarm Stove: Rasmus, Aoki, Revere, Red Sox, Castillo, Hamels, More

Lukewarm Stove: Rasmus, Aoki, Revere, Red Sox, Castillo, Hamels, More

Much more on the Cubs’ outfield situation, including possible fits.

Lukewarm Stove: Cardinals, Lynn, Fowler, Rasmus, Hamels, Scherzer

Lukewarm Stove: Cardinals, Lynn, Fowler, Rasmus, Hamels, Scherzer

The Cardinals have extended Lance Lynn (kind of), and the Astros have had discussions about trading Dexter Fowler.

Report: Cubs Looking for a Regular If They’re Going to Add an Outfielder

Report: Cubs Looking for a Regular If They’re Going to Add an Outfielder

Given the construction of the team, that makes a lot of sense.

by January 14, 2015 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Braves Sending Evan Gattis to Astros, Now I Wonder About Dexter Fowler

Braves Sending Evan Gattis to Astros, Now I Wonder About Dexter Fowler

Does adding Gattis spur the Astros to trade a catcher? (Impact Castillo market?) Or do they move an outfielder? (Say, Dexter Fowler?)

You Can Count on the Dodgers to Be Big Bidders on Yoan Moncada, Too

You Can Count on the Dodgers to Be Big Bidders on Yoan Moncada, Too

The Cubs’ chances for a meaningful shot at the Cuban prospect just took another hit.

Lukewarm Stove: Castillo, Diamondbacks, Shields, Hamels, More

Lukewarm Stove: Castillo, Diamondbacks, Shields, Hamels, More

The Diamondbacks are all over the rumor mill right now, with their immediate future connected to many teams, including the Cubs.

Chicago Cubs Still Looking for a Center Fielder?

Chicago Cubs Still Looking for a Center Fielder?

It sounds like they are, though it’s not clear whether they want a starter or another complementary type. Let’s discuss.

by January 13, 2015 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Arbitration Filing and Figures Week, Plus Cubs’ Arbitration Eligible List

Arbitration Filing and Figures Week, Plus Cubs’ Arbitration Eligible List

Things get financial for arbitration-eligible players this week. Here’s the Cubs’ list, and what you can expect to happen.

Lukewarm Stove: Scherzer, Shields, Diamondbacks, Olivera, More

Lukewarm Stove: Scherzer, Shields, Diamondbacks, Olivera, More

Are the Tigers going to finally make a strong push to retain Max Scherzer? And what’s happening with James Shields?

D-Backs Not Digging Price on Catchers, Which May or May Not Mean Welington Castillo

D-Backs Not Digging Price on Catchers, Which May or May Not Mean Welington Castillo

The teams have been connected before. For now, the Diamondbacks aren’t interested in trading for a catcher at the prices they’ve heard.

Rays Trade Ben Zobrist and Yunel Escobar to the A’s (UPDATE)

Rays Trade Ben Zobrist and Yunel Escobar to the A’s (UPDATE)

Well, crud. Sounds like the A’s got the duo for a reasonable price.

Yoan Moncada Still Waiting on Clearance, But Yankees and Red Sox Reportedly Lead

Yoan Moncada Still Waiting on Clearance, But Yankees and Red Sox Reportedly Lead

It’s still a long shot that the Cubs will ever be in a position to make an offer with a realistic shot of being accepted.

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