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Could Japanese Righty Kenta Maeda Get Nearly as Much as Masahiro Tanaka?

Could Japanese Righty Kenta Maeda Get Nearly as Much as Masahiro Tanaka?

The next big name from Japan could be Kenta Maeda. But no one thought he was going to get so much money.

by October 6, 2014 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors
Lukewarm Stove: Scherzer, Moncada, Tabata, Cubs Offense, Red Sox Outfield

Lukewarm Stove: Scherzer, Moncada, Tabata, Cubs Offense, Red Sox Outfield

Max Scherzer is now a free agent. Will the Tigers go nuts to keep him? Did he make a mistake by rejecting their first offer?

by October 6, 2014 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors
Chicago Cubs Reportedly Not Hot on Yasmany Tomas

Chicago Cubs Reportedly Not Hot on Yasmany Tomas

That comes from Sahadev Sharma. Where Tomas lands and how much he gets remains very important, though.

by October 3, 2014 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors
Phillies Reportedly Will Try to Trade Cole Hamels This Offseason, Cubs Interested

Phillies Reportedly Will Try to Trade Cole Hamels This Offseason, Cubs Interested

The Phillies reportedly scouted the Cubs in the final week of the season, and are looking to get younger.

by October 3, 2014 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Jed Hoyer Emphasizes: If the Front Office Really Wants a Player, the Money Will Be There

Jed Hoyer Emphasizes: If the Front Office Really Wants a Player, the Money Will Be There

Hoyer laid it out pretty plainly today on the radio with Kap & Haugh.

by October 2, 2014 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Is James Shields Second on the Cubs’ Pitching Wish List? How Much Might He Cost?

Is James Shields Second on the Cubs’ Pitching Wish List? How Much Might He Cost?

Although he’ll turn 33 before next season, Shields has been one of the most consistent and durable starters in baseball.

by October 2, 2014 Chicago Cubs Rumors
The Substantive Bullets from Theo Epstein’s Presser: 2015, Free Agents, Ramirez, More

The Substantive Bullets from Theo Epstein’s Presser: 2015, Free Agents, Ramirez, More

Drilling down into the most important items, including what’s coming this offseason and next year.

by October 1, 2014 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Rumors
Obsessive Jon Lester Watch: Yes, This is Now a Thing, and Here’s the Latest

Obsessive Jon Lester Watch: Yes, This is Now a Thing, and Here’s the Latest

Lester is focused on the playoffs, but is excited to get excited about free agency. How good was he this year, and how much will he get?

by September 30, 2014 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors
Lukewarm Stove: How Much Will Russell Martin Seek in Free Agency?

Lukewarm Stove: How Much Will Russell Martin Seek in Free Agency?

If he tries to duplicate Brian McCann’s five-year, $85 million deal, he might not get it. But I doubt he’s too far off.

by September 24, 2014 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors
Checking in on Impending Free Agent Pitchers: Lester, Scherzer, Shields

Checking in on Impending Free Agent Pitchers: Lester, Scherzer, Shields

How do innings totals impact valuations? And are the Cubs still the favorite for Lester?

by September 23, 2014 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Yesterday’s Loss Pretty Much Guaranteed Cubs a Protected First Round Pick for 2015

Yesterday’s Loss Pretty Much Guaranteed Cubs a Protected First Round Pick for 2015

Where the Cubs pick in the 2015 draft is of increasingly less consequence – but have the protected pick is nice heading into free agency.

by September 22, 2014 Analysis and Commentary, Chicago Cubs Rumors
Jed Hoyer Reaffirms Cubs Interest in Adding Veteran Position Players

Jed Hoyer Reaffirms Cubs Interest in Adding Veteran Position Players

It’s going to be tricky to add an everyday guy, but, however they do it, the Cubs know they need a veteran bat or two.

by September 17, 2014 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Following Up on the Russell Martin Talk: Welington Castillo and Jed Hoyer

Following Up on the Russell Martin Talk: Welington Castillo and Jed Hoyer

Hoyer says nice things about Castillo, and Castillo knows nothing is a guarantee. All in all, you can’t rule out a pursuit of Martin.

by September 16, 2014 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Will the Chicago Cubs Consider Pursuing Catcher Russell Martin This Offseason?

Will the Chicago Cubs Consider Pursuing Catcher Russell Martin This Offseason?

The Cubs do need catching and a veteran, impact bat. Does Martin check all of the boxes?

by September 15, 2014 Chicago Cubs Rumors

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