Lavarnway, 27, has always had a quality bat, but has never broken through.
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Motte comes with big upside, and the ability to stabilize a young bullpen. If he’s healthy.
The bring in a power righty for potential bullpen depth, and sign a couple young IFAs.
It would have been fun to discuss a new prospect, but it’s not like it wasn’t a great trade for the Cubs.
Motte returned from Tommy John surgery in mid-2014, and wasn’t quite himself yet. Before that, he was fantastic.
That should make for a fun Monday afternoon.
The righty returns to the Cubs after a midseason trade, and will be an important mid-rotation arm for the Cubs in 2015.
The no-trade clause – if accurate – is a bit of a surprise. The Cubs really wanted Lester, which, I mean, obviously.
Six years and $155 million guaranteed.
As had been rumored for the past day, and has been discussed for a few weeks, today the Chicago Cubs wrapped up a deal for 31-year-old catcher Miguel Montero, for whom[Read More…]
The 30-year-old glove man could be nice depth to have at AAA Iowa early next year.
Eight other Cubs players were tendered contracts. Baker isn’t a huge surprise, Wright is a mild one.
On inspection, it doesn’t look like the kind of deal that necessarily precedes another move. This might just be a guy the Cubs really like, position notwithstanding.
This is a surprise. Adding a lefty-hitting second baseman with a great plate approach is fine, and I’m sure there’s a good reason … but why?
The 24-year-old righty is a groundball machine.
With some required procedural moves and the re-signing of Tsuyoshi Wada, the Cubs are back to the point where they’ll have to do some trimming.