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You’re Almost Halfway to Locking Me Down for 32 Hours at the Trade Deadline

You’re Almost Halfway to Locking Me Down for 32 Hours at the Trade Deadline

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by July 8, 2015 Chicago Cubs Rumors, Meta
Way Too Early Rumor: Cubs Will Consider Free Agent Howie Kendrick?

Way Too Early Rumor: Cubs Will Consider Free Agent Howie Kendrick?

That’s what Ken Rosenthal has heard. Sure, it’s too early to get in too deep on this, but it’s interesting just the same.

by July 8, 2015 Chicago Cubs Rumors
How Would You Like to Force Me to Blog for 38 Straight Hours at the Trade Deadline?

How Would You Like to Force Me to Blog for 38 Straight Hours at the Trade Deadline?

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by July 7, 2015 Chicago Cubs Rumors, Meta
Upgrading the Offense is Tricky – Latest Rumor Has the Cubs Looking for an Outfield Bat

Upgrading the Offense is Tricky – Latest Rumor Has the Cubs Looking for an Outfield Bat

It’s not quite as simple as saying, “Get a big bat and put him somewhere.” The Cubs could stand to add a quality outfield bat, though.

Cubs Reportedly Among Four Teams Scouting Scott Kazmir’s Start Last Night

Cubs Reportedly Among Four Teams Scouting Scott Kazmir’s Start Last Night

Teams scout other teams all the time, but the Cubs have been connected to Kazmir before.

Cubs Reportedly Agreed to Deals with Six Big IFA Prospects Today

Cubs Reportedly Agreed to Deals with Six Big IFA Prospects Today

There’s likely much more on the way. The Cubs reportedly committed $8.65 million today, alone.

Top Cuban Positional Prospect Eddy Julio Martinez Reportedly Will Not Sign Today

Top Cuban Positional Prospect Eddy Julio Martinez Reportedly Will Not Sign Today

Does that mean the Cubs still have a chance for the top positional prospect in the class?

Happy IFA Day! Morning: Dodgers Reportedly Get Top Arm, Cubs Tied to Many (UPDATES)

Happy IFA Day! Morning: Dodgers Reportedly Get Top Arm, Cubs Tied to Many (UPDATES)

It tentatively looks like the Cubs will be bringing in a ton of prospects, but may not be as involved in the elite tier. (UPDATES: Signings rolling in.)

Lukewarm Stove: Prospect Currency, Haren, Koehler, Niese, Hamels, Schwarber, More

Lukewarm Stove: Prospect Currency, Haren, Koehler, Niese, Hamels, Schwarber, More

There’s a time to hang onto your prospects and a time to deal them. At some point, the Cubs will turn that corner. Thoughts on picking up specific pitchers, and more.

The Latest on the Impending IFA Market: Guesses on Cubs Targets, Scouting Reports, More

The Latest on the Impending IFA Market: Guesses on Cubs Targets, Scouting Reports, More

Some pundits have the Cubs tied to lower-ranked prospects – does that mean anything? This front office has earned the benefit of the doubt, yes?

What Type of Pitching Should the Cubs Now Target? And Will They Be Able to Find It?

What Type of Pitching Should the Cubs Now Target? And Will They Be Able to Find It?

Are rentals off the table? Are longer-term pieces the focus? For my part, I see only one type of arm that should no longer be a target.

Lukewarm Stove: Not Selling, Niese, Samardzija, Giants, Astros, Shields, Much More

Lukewarm Stove: Not Selling, Niese, Samardzija, Giants, Astros, Shields, Much More

The Cubs reportedly aren’t interested in Jon Niese anymore. Any other pitcher trades make sense? A familiar face, perhaps? Plus so much more from the rumor mill.

Weekend Catch-Up: Pitching Rumors, Roster Moves, Frustrating Games, More

Weekend Catch-Up: Pitching Rumors, Roster Moves, Frustrating Games, More

Rumor bits to discuss, together with roster moves and frustrating baseball.

Rumor: Cubs and Mets Have Discussed Lefty Jon Niese (UPDATE: Dodgers Interested?)

Rumor: Cubs and Mets Have Discussed Lefty Jon Niese (UPDATE: Dodgers Interested?)

Is Niese the guy he was a few years ago? Or is here purely a back-end depth guy? And if the latter, how much is he really worth?

by June 28, 2015 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Lukewarm Stove: Waiting on Sellers, Nationals Salary, Mets Need Bats, More

Lukewarm Stove: Waiting on Sellers, Nationals Salary, Mets Need Bats, More

It’s almost July, but the true sellers still haven’t emerged from the pack.

Theo Epstein Speaks: Buyers and Sellers, Lester, Schwarber, Maddon, More

Theo Epstein Speaks: Buyers and Sellers, Lester, Schwarber, Maddon, More

The Cubs’ President of Baseball Operations discussed a range of topics in a few radio interviews this morning.

Report: Cubs Targeting Scott Kazmir as Possible Trade Piece

Report: Cubs Targeting Scott Kazmir as Possible Trade Piece

Kazmir has made sense as a rental for the Cubs for a while. This just adds a little to that discussion.

by June 25, 2015 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Lukewarm Stove: Cubs Pitcher Needs, Hamels, Phillies, Reds, Cueto, Sale, Rodriguez, More

Lukewarm Stove: Cubs Pitcher Needs, Hamels, Phillies, Reds, Cueto, Sale, Rodriguez, More

Are the Cubs going to pick up a pitcher sooner rather than later? Are the recent Hamels/Rangers rumors going anywhere? Are the Reds selling?

Financial Flexibility, Future Chicago Cubs Trade Activity, and the Impending IFA Period

Financial Flexibility, Future Chicago Cubs Trade Activity, and the Impending IFA Period

How active will the Cubs be on the trade market? How much salary can they take on? And how do those things relate to the new IFA period, coming in 10 days?

Rumor: Rangers and Phillies Discussing Cole Hamels

Rumor: Rangers and Phillies Discussing Cole Hamels

We’ll see if this heats up, but, for now, it emphasizes how fluid the trade market is.

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