Kickham is likely to go back on waivers. Denorfia will be a reserve outfielder and likely Chris Coghlan platoon-mate in left field.
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Chambers, 28, was a long-time Cardinals outfield prospect.
With space on the 40-man roster, the Cubs could now make things official.
The Cubs get to keep Watkins and Roach for now after adding Ryan Lavarnway and Shane Peterson last week.
Lavarnway, 27, has always had a quality bat, but has never broken through.
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?