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Report: MLBPA Grievance About Kris Bryant’s Service Time Still Possible

Report: MLBPA Grievance About Kris Bryant’s Service Time Still Possible

Jon Heyman says the MLBPA may soon reach out to Bryant to see how he wants to proceed.

Report: Addison Russell Is Being Called Up Tuesday

Prospect Addison Russell is reportedly getting called up to The Show.

Sure Sounds Like the Cubs Will Blow Out Their IFA Budget This Year

Sure Sounds Like the Cubs Will Blow Out Their IFA Budget This Year

Come July 2, the Cubs won’t be subject to any more international spending restrictions. And it sounds like they’re going to respond by spending.

Whether Trading Welington Castillo is Now Less Than Ideal and Other Bullets

Whether Trading Welington Castillo is Now Less Than Ideal and Other Bullets

Not only is Castillo doing well in his role on the bench, a shifting roster could make three catchers still plausible.

Lukewarm Stove: Castillo, Indians, Hamels, Cuban Outfielder, Pitching Depth, More

Lukewarm Stove: Castillo, Indians, Hamels, Cuban Outfielder, Pitching Depth, More

The Indians have lost catcher Yan Gomes for a month or two … are they going to make a move?

Sources Say Padres Seeking a Shortstop, Starlin Castro’s Name Pops Up in Media Reports

Sources Say Padres Seeking a Shortstop, Starlin Castro’s Name Pops Up in Media Reports

An infielder trade may be something the Cubs eventually confront, but it still seems way too early.

Starlin Castro, Addison Russell and the Still-Too-Early Position Question

Starlin Castro, Addison Russell and the Still-Too-Early Position Question

Wondering where Starlin Castro and Addison Russell are going to play eventually is a worthy endeavor. But it’s still too soon to take a firm stand.

Welington Castillo is Still with the Cubs and Could Have a Limited Role for Now

Welington Castillo is Still with the Cubs and Could Have a Limited Role for Now

Although a trade has long been expected, Castillo now looks poised to enter the season as the Cubs’ third catcher.

Lukewarm Stove: Any Cubs Remaining Moves, Sweeney, Castillo, Mets, Phillies, More

Lukewarm Stove: Any Cubs Remaining Moves, Sweeney, Castillo, Mets, Phillies, More

Just a few rumor-y bits to discuss as rosters come closer to being set.

Rumor: Cubs Weren’t Interested in Castillo, Matusz Swap (Also: Red Sox Make Catcher Deal)

Rumor: Cubs Weren’t Interested in Castillo, Matusz Swap (Also: Red Sox Make Catcher Deal)

That was the swap we speculated about last week, but it apparently wasn’t the right fit for the Cubs. Also: The Red Sox have taken Sandy Leon off of the trade market.

by March 30, 2015 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Cubs Reportedly Looking for Pitching, Could Try to Get it for Welington Castillo

Cubs Reportedly Looking for Pitching, Could Try to Get it for Welington Castillo

Injuries have taken their toll on the Cubs’ rotational depth – could there be a connection to a possible Castillo deal?

by March 27, 2015 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Looking at the Teams That Could Use Welington Castillo

Looking at the Teams That Could Use Welington Castillo

Reviewing the 29 other depth charts behind the plate reveals that there are really a significant number of teams that should want Castillo.

Lukewarm Stove: Price, Craig, Chacin, Cuban Prospects, More

Lukewarm Stove: Price, Craig, Chacin, Cuban Prospects, More

The Tigers are talking to David Price’s camp about an extension.

Multiple Teams Interested in Welington Castillo, Including the Orioles?

Multiple Teams Interested in Welington Castillo, Including the Orioles?

The Orioles are likely to be without Matt Wieters to start the season, and he might not be full-time behind the plate for a while thereafter. The fit is pretty obvious.

by March 25, 2015 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Joe Maddon May Actually Want the Cubs to Carry Three Catchers

Joe Maddon May Actually Want the Cubs to Carry Three Catchers

He hinted at it last week, and Theo Epstein says it’s true. Let’s talk about this as a real possibility.

Christian Yelich and Adam Eaton Extensions Set Precedents for Early Positional Deals

Christian Yelich and Adam Eaton Extensions Set Precedents for Early Positional Deals

The Yelich and Eaton extensions are of particular interest given the Cubs’ crop of young minor leaguers.

Are the Cubs, or Were the Cubs, Considering a Deal for Allen Craig?

Are the Cubs, or Were the Cubs, Considering a Deal for Allen Craig?

A new report implies as much, though I’m not sure Craig is a great fit for the Cubs right now.

by March 19, 2015 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Weekend Catch-Up: Kris Bryant Mashing, Travis Wood is Back, Welington Castillo Rumor

Weekend Catch-Up: Kris Bryant Mashing, Travis Wood is Back, Welington Castillo Rumor

Bryant has been too good not to get a whole lot of attention. Wood and Castillo have also been very good, which could be big.

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