Chicago Cubs Rumors


Is Tyson Ross Going to Be a Cubs Trade Target Again This Summer?

Is Tyson Ross Going to Be a Cubs Trade Target Again This Summer?

An old target becoming a new target later this year?

by March 16, 2016 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Dexter Fowler Explains What Happened with Orioles: He Had to Pay for the Lost Pick

Dexter Fowler Explains What Happened with Orioles: He Had to Pay for the Lost Pick

As we suspected, the qualifying offer hurt Fowler – but it was much more explicit than you may have thought.


Cubs and Jake Arrieta Reportedly Discussed Long-Term Extension, But No Dice For Now

Cubs and Jake Arrieta Reportedly Discussed Long-Term Extension, But No Dice For Now

A gap in the years is the primary issue, which is to be expected.

Teams Reportedly Contacting Cubs About Travis Wood, But He Could Be Too Valuable to Move

Teams Reportedly Contacting Cubs About Travis Wood, But He Could Be Too Valuable to Move

Given his versatility and significant success as a reliever, it’s hard to see the Cubs parting with Wood, even with their depth.

by March 7, 2016 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Jeff Samardzija’s Offseason Conversations with the Cubs, and Projections with the Giants

Jeff Samardzija’s Offseason Conversations with the Cubs, and Projections with the Giants

How close were the sides actually to getting back together? And how do things look for Samardzija now?

Cubs Linked to Top Cuban Pitching Prospects, Norge Ruiz and Vladimir Gutierrez

Cubs Linked to Top Cuban Pitching Prospects, Norge Ruiz and Vladimir Gutierrez

Two of the best pitching prospects currently available are reportedly of interest to the Cubs. Which makes lots of sense.

Maybe the Cubs Will Trade for a Competitive Balance Pick and Other Bullets

Maybe the Cubs Will Trade for a Competitive Balance Pick and Other Bullets

That would help keep them from being shut out until the third round in June’s draft.


Jorge Soler Was a Hot Trade Target this Offseason, But He’ll Impact the 2016 Cubs on the Field

Jorge Soler Was a Hot Trade Target this Offseason, But He’ll Impact the 2016 Cubs on the Field

Although you’ll still see Soler rumors from time to time, his impact on the 2016 Cubs figures to be on the field.

by February 29, 2016 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Lukewarm Stove: Gallardo, Jackson, Lazarito, Bruce, Desmond, Bautista, More

Lukewarm Stove: Gallardo, Jackson, Lazarito, Bruce, Desmond, Bautista, More

Restructured contracts, failed three-way trades, remaining free agents, contract extensions and more from the rumor mill.

Tom Ricketts Speaks: Epstein, Payroll, Renovations, TV Deal, Rebuilding, Paying Fans Back

Tom Ricketts Speaks: Epstein, Payroll, Renovations, TV Deal, Rebuilding, Paying Fans Back

The Cubs’ Owner and Chairman spoke to various folks today, including me, about a range of important topics.

by February 24, 2016 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Rumors
REPORT: Lazarito’s Agent Ends Representation Over Death Threat

REPORT: Lazarito’s Agent Ends Representation Over Death Threat

What a bizarre, complicated, and scary situation.


Mariners Sign Cuban Outfielder Guillermo Heredia, Whom Cubs Had Worked Out

Mariners Sign Cuban Outfielder Guillermo Heredia, Whom Cubs Had Worked Out

His right-handed bat and excellent center field defense could have been used by the Cubs, but that’s not the way it went.

Cubs Reportedly Still a Possible Spot for Austin Jackson

Cubs Reportedly Still a Possible Spot for Austin Jackson

Jackson would be a dream addition for the Cubs, in terms of quality depth, but it still feels like a poor fit from Jackson’s perspective.