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Cubs Avoid Arbitration with Dexter Fowler, Agree to One-Year Deal Worth $9.5 Million

Cubs Avoid Arbitration with Dexter Fowler, Agree to One-Year Deal Worth $9.5 Million

That’s a little lower than the midpoint of the previously-exchanged arbitration figures. It’s good to see them get this done quickly.

Cubs Sign Pitchers Daniel Bard and Francisley Bueno to Minor League Deals

Cubs Sign Pitchers Daniel Bard and Francisley Bueno to Minor League Deals

Two very different stories and projections, but each comes with no risk, and some potential value.

Chicago Cubs Players Avoiding Arbitration: Doubront, Coghlan, Castillo, Arrieta, Wood, Valbuena

Chicago Cubs Players Avoiding Arbitration: Doubront, Coghlan, Castillo, Arrieta, Wood, Valbuena

You can expect some of these deals to roll in over the next 24 hours or so.

Chicago Cubs Trade Mike Kickham to Mariners for Pitching Prospect Lars Huijer

Chicago Cubs Trade Mike Kickham to Mariners for Pitching Prospect Lars Huijer

Kickham, himself, was a Cubs waiver claim. So, by way of some maneuvering, the Cubs essentially added a pitching prospect for free.

Cubs Minor League Signings: Chris Valaika, Taylor Teagarden, Andres Santiago, Jorge De Leon

Cubs Minor League Signings: Chris Valaika, Taylor Teagarden, Andres Santiago, Jorge De Leon

Valaika returns, the Cubs get a couple arms, and a solid back-up-back-up catcher.

Chicago Cubs Designate Mike Kickham for Assignment, Officially Sign Chris Denorfia

Chicago Cubs Designate Mike Kickham for Assignment, Officially Sign Chris Denorfia

Kickham is likely to go back on waivers. Denorfia will be a reserve outfielder and likely Chris Coghlan platoon-mate in left field.

Cubs Confirm Flurry of Minor League Signings: Chambers, Cruz, Camargo, Sepulveda

Cubs Confirm Flurry of Minor League Signings: Chambers, Cruz, Camargo, Sepulveda

Chambers, 28, was a long-time Cardinals outfield prospect.

The David Ross Signing is Officially Official

The David Ross Signing is Officially Official

With space on the 40-man roster, the Cubs could now make things official.

Logan Watkins and Donn Roach Outrighted to AAA Iowa

Logan Watkins and Donn Roach Outrighted to AAA Iowa

The Cubs get to keep Watkins and Roach for now after adding Ryan Lavarnway and Shane Peterson last week.

Cubs Claim Shane Peterson and Ryan Lavarnway, DFA Logan Watkins and Donn Roach

Cubs Claim Shane Peterson and Ryan Lavarnway, DFA Logan Watkins and Donn Roach

Lavarnway, 27, has always had a quality bat, but has never broken through.

The Jason Motte Signing is Now Officially Official

The Jason Motte Signing is Now Officially Official

Motte comes with big upside, and the ability to stabilize a young bullpen. If he’s healthy.

Cubs Minor League Signings: RHP Anthony Carter, OF Yovanny Cuevas, OF Samir Lara

Cubs Minor League Signings: RHP Anthony Carter, OF Yovanny Cuevas, OF Samir Lara

The bring in a power righty for potential bullpen depth, and sign a couple young IFAs.

Cubs, A’s Trade Wrapped Up with Cash in Lieu of PTBNL

Cubs, A’s Trade Wrapped Up with Cash in Lieu of PTBNL

It would have been fun to discuss a new prospect, but it’s not like it wasn’t a great trade for the Cubs.

Chicago Cubs Agree to Deal with Reliever Jason Motte (UPDATES)

Chicago Cubs Agree to Deal with Reliever Jason Motte (UPDATES)

Motte returned from Tommy John surgery in mid-2014, and wasn’t quite himself yet. Before that, he was fantastic.

Advanced Notice: Jon Lester Introductory Press Conference is 1pm CT on Monday

Advanced Notice: Jon Lester Introductory Press Conference is 1pm CT on Monday

That should make for a fun Monday afternoon.

The Jason Hammel Signing is Officially Official

The Jason Hammel Signing is Officially Official

The righty returns to the Cubs after a midseason trade, and will be an important mid-rotation arm for the Cubs in 2015.

More Jon Lester Contract Details Trickling Out: No-Trade Clause, Vesting Option, Bonus

More Jon Lester Contract Details Trickling Out: No-Trade Clause, Vesting Option, Bonus

The no-trade clause – if accurate – is a bit of a surprise. The Cubs really wanted Lester, which, I mean, obviously.

The Chicago Cubs Will Sign Jon Lester

The Chicago Cubs Will Sign Jon Lester

Six years and $155 million guaranteed.

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