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Yoan Moncada Still Waiting on Clearance, But Yankees and Red Sox Reportedly Lead

Yoan Moncada Still Waiting on Clearance, But Yankees and Red Sox Reportedly Lead

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.

Another Report Connects the Cubs and Ben Zobrist, and the Fit Still Looks Strong

Another Report Connects the Cubs and Ben Zobrist, and the Fit Still Looks Strong

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.

by January 9, 2015 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Diamondbacks Considering Welington Castillo? Orioles Not?

Diamondbacks Considering Welington Castillo? Orioles Not?

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.

by January 8, 2015 Chicago Cubs Rumors
A Welington Castillo Trade Remains Likely, Though It May Take Time

A Welington Castillo Trade Remains Likely, Though It May Take Time

It remains deeply implausible that the Cubs would break camp with three catchers on the 25-man roster, so something’s gotta give eventually.

by January 7, 2015 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Yankees Reportedly Will Sign Stephen Drew

Yankees Reportedly Will Sign Stephen Drew

The Cubs were briefly connected to the in-need-of-a-bounce-back infielder, but he’s getting $5 million from a better fit.

Lukewarm Stove: Zobrist, Gorzelanny, Span, Crisp, Rasmus, Drew, More

Lukewarm Stove: Zobrist, Gorzelanny, Span, Crisp, Rasmus, Drew, More

The rumor mill doesn’t stop for Hall of Fame debates. It doesn’t even slow down.

The Latest on Colby Rasmus, the Baltimore Orioles, and the Chicago Cubs

The Latest on Colby Rasmus, the Baltimore Orioles, and the Chicago Cubs

There may not be anything doing here, but I think it’s still worth following for now.

One Report Has the Cubs Still Considering James Shields, But Price Makes it Unlikely

One Report Has the Cubs Still Considering James Shields, But Price Makes it Unlikely

The righty may already have a five-year, $110 million offer.

by January 5, 2015 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Weekend and Post-New Year Catch-Up: Zobrist, Denorfia, Moncada, Shields, Baez, More

Weekend and Post-New Year Catch-Up: Zobrist, Denorfia, Moncada, Shields, Baez, More

A surprisingly busy and rumor-heavy long weekend. Zobrist emerged as the big name, but there was quite a bit else going on.

by January 5, 2015 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Rumors
Report: Cubs Among Four Teams “Seriously” Pursuing Ben Zobrist

Report: Cubs Among Four Teams “Seriously” Pursuing Ben Zobrist

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?

by January 4, 2015 Chicago Cubs Rumors
So, Who’s Going to Sign James Shields Anyway?

So, Who’s Going to Sign James Shields Anyway?

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.

No Yoan Moncada Update is Kind of an Update (Plus Video)

No Yoan Moncada Update is Kind of an Update (Plus Video)

Moncada is still not cleared to sign with an MLB team, which is significant. Also: the young man is a beast.

Chris Denorfia Could Be an Outfield Option for the Cubs (UPDATES: Reportedly Signing)

Chris Denorfia Could Be an Outfield Option for the Cubs (UPDATES: Reportedly Signing)

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.

by December 31, 2014 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Lukewarm Stove: Smith, Rasmus, Orioles, Zobrist, Outfield

Lukewarm Stove: Smith, Rasmus, Orioles, Zobrist, Outfield

A final Lukewarm Stove to close out the year, mostly looking at the outfield.

by December 31, 2014 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors
Cubs Still Show Up as Possible Landing Spot for Max Scherzer, Remains Very Unlikely

Cubs Still Show Up as Possible Landing Spot for Max Scherzer, Remains Very Unlikely

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.

by December 30, 2014 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors
Another Report Indicates the Cubs Are Interested in Stephen Drew, But There’s a But

Another Report Indicates the Cubs Are Interested in Stephen Drew, But There’s a But

As expected, Drew is looking for a healthy salary in 2015, and it’s hard to see a fit with the Cubs.

by December 30, 2014 Chicago Cubs Rumors

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