It’s still a long shot that the Cubs will ever be in a position to make an offer with a realistic shot of being accepted.
Chicago Cubs Rumors
You don’t want to sell out for 2015, but the Cubs really are in a good spot to be able to – and to want to – add a guy like Zobrist.
The D-backs have still got to fill the Miguel Montero-sized hole behind the plate. The O’s, on the other hand, just picked up a catcher.
It remains deeply implausible that the Cubs would break camp with three catchers on the 25-man roster, so something’s gotta give eventually.
The Cubs were briefly connected to the in-need-of-a-bounce-back infielder, but he’s getting $5 million from a better fit.
The rumor mill doesn’t stop for Hall of Fame debates. It doesn’t even slow down.
There may not be anything doing here, but I think it’s still worth following for now.
The righty may already have a five-year, $110 million offer.
A surprisingly busy and rumor-heavy long weekend. Zobrist emerged as the big name, but there was quite a bit else going on.
Together with the Giants, Nationals, and Angels, according to Nick Cafardo. How seriously do we take this, and what might the Cubs have to give up?
Did the Giants just back out? If so, it’s becoming harder and harder to predict where one of the best remaining arms will wind up.
Moncada is still not cleared to sign with an MLB team, which is significant. Also: the young man is a beast.
His name has come up a couple times before, and John Baker just sent out a pointed message on Twitter, which was confirmed by Ken Rosenthal.
A final Lukewarm Stove to close out the year, mostly looking at the outfield.
The Scherzer market is likely to heat up soon. You may even see the Cubs mentioned, as they already have been. But I don’t see it.
As expected, Drew is looking for a healthy salary in 2015, and it’s hard to see a fit with the Cubs.