The latest from the rumor mill, including the Cardinals not so focused on the bullpen (or so they say).
Category: Chicago Cubs Rumors
Obsessive Yu Darvish Watch: Yankees Reportedly Think They Can Get Him for Five Years and $80-$90 Million
That cannot be possible. Right?
Three deals today around baseball, and more from the rumor mill.
That’ll take the Astros out of the market for the big free agent starters.
Quite the bargain for the Twins.
It’s possible, just not plausible that the Cubs and Pirates could get together on a Cole trade.
Lukewarm Stove: Cubs Just Need to “Add a Year,” No Darvish Offer from NYY, One Year for Holland?, Much More
The Cubs are holding fast. Darvish doesn’t have an offer from the Yankees. Might Holland have to accept a one-year deal?
Is the Cubs’ Wait-It-Out Approach to Free Agency This Year Related to Bryce Harper’s Future Availability?
The Cubs probably would’ve already landed a starting pitcher, if they weren’t keeping Harper in their scope. That’s the speculation, anyway.
Unprioritizing? Deprioritizing? He’s not the focus.
The Dodgers are hanging around, and the Yankees are affirmatively interested. But neither can make it work financially just yet.
Maddon thinks more moves are likely, but he could roll with the squad he’s got.
Sounds Like a Lot of Teams – Including Cardinals and Brewers – Want to Get Jake Arrieta on the Cheap
If the Cubs want Arrieta for short-term, the’ve got competition from at least five other teams.
You’re Going to Get Mad at Me: Yu Darvish Reportedly Narrows List of Teams … to Five (UPDATE: Darvish Says It’s Six)
The Cubs are still sitting relatively pretty, but if all five teams are hoping for a bargain, Darvish might prefer the Rangers.
Lukewarm Stove: A Cubs Package for Yelich, D-Backs on Machado, Phillies Active, Rays Keeping Archer, More
Would a couple of young outfielders and two top prospects be enough? Too much?
It’s fair to wonder about their true intentions, but their interest is real, according to multiple reports.
OK, Maybe Something is Finally Brewing? Astros Trade Talks on Gerrit Cole “Picking Up Steam” (UPDATES: “False Rumor” of Deal)
If the Astros land Cole, that could be good news for the Cubs.
Dexter Fowler pulled it off two years ago, and it was amazing. Will we see those surprises all around baseball this year? Perhaps in Mesa?
The Cubs will have to look elsewhere for a back-up if it isn’t going to be Victor Caratini.
You often see those negotiations taking place this week before the big day on Friday. But do the Cubs actually have any good fits?
I’m totally fine with Mike Montgomery as the fifth starter. It’s just that, if he’s that guy, then the depth behind him is unnerving.
I think there’s an important distinction to draw here about the Cubs’ connection to Cain.
If the Astros land Cole, instead of the Yankees, that could impact the market – and the Cubs – in a number of ways.
We do have some things to discuss this morning, but so much of the focus is on the fact that there isn’t anything going on.
Free Alex Cobb dominated the news over the weekend – but we didn’t forget about Anthony Rizzo.
That doesn’t mean the Cubs will move up to four years.
The market just keeps chugging along behind the scenes. Entirely behind the scenes. Extremely, entirely behind the scenes.