Chicago Cubs Rumors

Lukewarm Stove: Hammel, Dozier, Darvish, Ross, More

Lukewarm Stove: Hammel, Dozier, Darvish, Ross, More

Are teams unwilling to go beyond one year for Jason Hammel?

Lukewarm Stove: Dozier, McCutchen, Hammel, Arrieta Extension Considerations, More

Lukewarm Stove: Dozier, McCutchen, Hammel, Arrieta Extension Considerations, More

The latest from baseball’s rumor mill, including some in-house Cubs considerations.


This Year’s Free Agent Crop Was Ugly, but It Picks Back Up Next Year at Just the Right Time

This Year’s Free Agent Crop Was Ugly, but It Picks Back Up Next Year at Just the Right Time

The Cubs could have huge needs in the rotation after this coming season. Good news on that front.

Lukewarm Stove: Hammel, Starting Pitcher Prices, Ross, Ruiz, Encarnacion, More

Lukewarm Stove: Hammel, Starting Pitcher Prices, Ross, Ruiz, Encarnacion, More

There are still some interesting names left in free agency, even if the Cubs aren’t trolling.

Another Notable Extension: Braves Ink Ender Inciarte to Five-Year Deal, Plus Option

Another Notable Extension: Braves Ink Ender Inciarte to Five-Year Deal, Plus Option

Another very interesting young player extension comparison, as we think about the Cubs’ core.

Another Report Attaches the Cubs to Tyson Ross, But, Well, Also 19 Other Teams

Another Report Attaches the Cubs to Tyson Ross, But, Well, Also 19 Other Teams

Interest in Ross is very broad.


Cubs Were In On Reliever Brad Ziegler Until He Signed with the Marlins?

Cubs Were In On Reliever Brad Ziegler Until He Signed with the Marlins?

That’s very interesting, given that the Cubs’ bullpen already looked mighty full.

by December 20, 2016 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Lukewarm Stove: Cubs Most Interested on Tyson Ross? Dozier, Hammel, Quintana, Rays, More

Lukewarm Stove: Cubs Most Interested on Tyson Ross? Dozier, Hammel, Quintana, Rays, More

One report suggests the Cubs might be the team most interested in righty Tyson Ross.

Cubs Reportedly Brought Tyson Ross to Wrigley Field for a Tour

Cubs Reportedly Brought Tyson Ross to Wrigley Field for a Tour

The free agent righty is coming back from surgery to address thoracic outlet syndrome, but has been a Cubs target for a long time.

by December 19, 2016 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Lukewarm Stove: Relievers Available, Nova Getting Close, Red Sox Fielding Calls on Starters, More

Lukewarm Stove: Relievers Available, Nova Getting Close, Red Sox Fielding Calls on Starters, More

It’s quiet around baseball. Almost *too* quiet. No, actually, it’s just quiet because it’s that part of the offseason.


Phillies Sign Odubel Herrera to Five-Year Extension

Phillies Sign Odubel Herrera to Five-Year Extension

Extensions for young stars around baseball could have broad, long-term implications for the Cubs.

Justin Wilson Talks Between Cubs and Tigers Stalled?

Justin Wilson Talks Between Cubs and Tigers Stalled?

The price of relievers is exploding, so the failure to find a match here probably shouldn’t be a surprise.

by December 15, 2016 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Lukewarm Stove: One Holland Signs, Payroll Thresholds, Soler, Encarnacion, Ross, More

Lukewarm Stove: One Holland Signs, Payroll Thresholds, Soler, Encarnacion, Ross, More

Light movement around the league, and the rumor mill bubbles ever so lukewarmly.

Cubs Reportedly Continued Talking to Padres About Tyson Ross Up Until Non-Tender

Cubs Reportedly Continued Talking to Padres About Tyson Ross Up Until Non-Tender

If the Cubs were trying to trade for Ross before he was non-tendered, then we know they’ll be after him in free agency.

by December 14, 2016 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Cubs Talking to Tigers About Justin Wilson Trade?

Cubs Talking to Tigers About Justin Wilson Trade?

The lefty reliever has been very solid for a while now.

by December 12, 2016 Chicago Cubs Rumors