Chicago Cubs Rumors


Hello, Old Friend: Cubs Reportedly Scouting Lefty Rich Hill

Hello, Old Friend: Cubs Reportedly Scouting Lefty Rich Hill

The 36-year-old lefty has reinvented himself as an extremely successful starter.

by July 4, 2016 Chicago Cubs Rumors
The 2016-17 IFA Period Opens Today, Which Could Spark Trade Activity

The 2016-17 IFA Period Opens Today, Which Could Spark Trade Activity

Usually a huge day on the calendar is quite a bit less so for the Cubs. Here’s why.


Theo Epstein Speaks About Kyle Schwarber Rumors and Acquiring Bullpen Arms

Theo Epstein Speaks About Kyle Schwarber Rumors and Acquiring Bullpen Arms

Theo Epstein isn’t exactly itching to trade Kyle Schwarber. He’s also not necessarily in a rush to acquire a bullpen arm.

by July 1, 2016 Chicago Cubs Rumors
How Would You Like to Force Me to Blog for 39 Straight Hours at the Trade Deadline?

How Would You Like to Force Me to Blog for 39 Straight Hours at the Trade Deadline?

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by July 1, 2016 Chicago Cubs Rumors, Meta
Lukewarm Stove: Divisional Trades, Doolittle Sore, Teheran Staying Put, Lefty Arms, More

Lukewarm Stove: Divisional Trades, Doolittle Sore, Teheran Staying Put, Lefty Arms, More

The Cubs need help, but where are they going to get it? Also, is Sean Doolittle’s shoulder soreness a concern?

Report: Yankees Plan to “Move On” if Cubs Won’t Trade Kyle Schwarber for Andrew Miller

Report: Yankees Plan to “Move On” if Cubs Won’t Trade Kyle Schwarber for Andrew Miller

If that’s the case, then the Cubs may simply have to move on as well.

by June 29, 2016 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Teams Reportedly Showing Interest in A’s Lefty Reliever Sean Doolittle

Teams Reportedly Showing Interest in A’s Lefty Reliever Sean Doolittle

The Yankees’ relievers aren’t the only ones out there for the Cubs.

by June 28, 2016 Chicago Cubs Rumors

Cubs Reportedly Continue to Watch Yankees Relievers Closely

Cubs Reportedly Continue to Watch Yankees Relievers Closely

Speaking of the bullpen …

by June 27, 2016 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Cubs Can Get Quality Reinforcements in Trade Without Giving Up Top Youngsters

Cubs Can Get Quality Reinforcements in Trade Without Giving Up Top Youngsters

The Cubs will not have to part with their best big-league-ready young talent just to improve in the bullpen, for example.

by June 24, 2016 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Lukewarm Stove: Epstein on Disruptive Additions, Yankees, Baez, Odorizzi, Gurriel, More

Lukewarm Stove: Epstein on Disruptive Additions, Yankees, Baez, Odorizzi, Gurriel, More

Would the Cubs add someone who could impact on the field, but also impact negatively in the clubhouse?

by June 23, 2016 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Jed Hoyer Talks Bullpen Needs and Plans, Plus the Double-Edged Sword of Leverage

Jed Hoyer Talks Bullpen Needs and Plans, Plus the Double-Edged Sword of Leverage

When guys struggle in high-leverage spots, it really sticks out in your mind.


Theo Epstein Says Trade Talks Are Picking Up, But Bullpen Situation is Not Dire

Theo Epstein Says Trade Talks Are Picking Up, But Bullpen Situation is Not Dire

The Cubs have highlighted their needs, but Theo Epstein says they are not in a rush to address them.

by June 20, 2016 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Lukewarm Stove: Cubs Want Chapman *and* Miller? Bits on Braun, Ross, Gurriel, More

Lukewarm Stove: Cubs Want Chapman *and* Miller? Bits on Braun, Ross, Gurriel, More

Cubs want *both* Chapman and Miller? That seems like a stretch. Also: Jose Reyes DFA’d, Ryan Braun and the Giants, Tyson Ross throwing, more.