Motte returned from Tommy John surgery in mid-2014, and wasn’t quite himself yet. Before that, he was fantastic.
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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.
Keeping Wada in the fold enhances the Cubs’ options going forward. I like it.
The 23-year-old righty may have to show dramatic improvement by the end of Spring Training to win a job.
The move makes Fujikawa a free agent, and drops the Cubs’ effective 40-man roster to 37.
That brings the 40-man to 37, though two more guys will have to be activated from the 60-day DL this week.
The 24-year-old left missed most of 2014 while recovering from a foot injury.
The move starts the process of clearing 40-man roster spots for use this offseason.