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A Lukewarm Stove to Distract You: Castillo, Shields, Hamels, Gomes, Strop, Soto, More

A Lukewarm Stove to Distract You: Castillo, Shields, Hamels, Gomes, Strop, Soto, More

A few signings to go over, the latest on James Shields and Cole Hamels, a Cubs arbitration case, and more.

Phillies and Rays Not Likely to Be Aggressive on Yoan Moncada?

Phillies and Rays Not Likely to Be Aggressive on Yoan Moncada?

They’ve typically been mentioned as among the primary suitors, but you wonder whether they’ll be in at the expected price tag.

Cubs Said to Be “Very Interested” in Yoan Moncada, May Hold Private Workout Soon

Cubs Said to Be “Very Interested” in Yoan Moncada, May Hold Private Workout Soon

The hurdles in getting him remain, but the Cubs could be right there for Moncada for a while.

by January 22, 2015 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Rockies Working C Wilin Rosario at 1B/OF – Implications for Catching Trade Market?

Rockies Working C Wilin Rosario at 1B/OF – Implications for Catching Trade Market?

Which will immediately make you wonder about the Welington Castillo trade market. And then you wonder whether carrying three catchers is suddenly plausible.

Lukewarm Stove: Rasmus, Castillo, Shields, Hamels, Moncada, More

Lukewarm Stove: Rasmus, Castillo, Shields, Hamels, Moncada, More

Colby Rasmus has found a home, which leads to an interesting question. Also: where is James Shields going to wind up? Will Cole Hamels ever be traded?

Cubs Still Showing “Strong” Interest in Yoan Moncada, Who is Conducting Private Workouts

Cubs Still Showing “Strong” Interest in Yoan Moncada, Who is Conducting Private Workouts

It’s no surprise the Cubs remain interested. The question remains the timing. But the Rangers, interestingly, provide a glimmer of hope.

Dexter Fowler is Just the Latest Addition in a Truly Impressive Offseason

Dexter Fowler is Just the Latest Addition in a Truly Impressive Offseason

Step back and look at what the Cubs have accomplished this Winter, and you will be impressed.

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

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