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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.

Chicago Cubs Officially Acquire Miguel Montero For Jefferson Mejia and Zack Godley

Chicago Cubs Officially Acquire Miguel Montero For Jefferson Mejia and Zack Godley

As had been rumored for the past day, and has been discussed for a few weeks, today the Chicago Cubs wrapped up a deal forĀ 31-year-old catcher Miguel Montero, for whom[Read More…]

Cubs Sign Infielder Jonathan Herrera to Minor League Deal

Cubs Sign Infielder Jonathan Herrera to Minor League Deal

The 30-year-old glove man could be nice depth to have at AAA Iowa early next year.

Chicago Cubs Non-Tender Wesley Wright and John Baker, Tracking Other Teams

Chicago Cubs Non-Tender Wesley Wright and John Baker, Tracking Other Teams

Eight other Cubs players were tendered contracts. Baker isn’t a huge surprise, Wright is a mild one.

Very Early Analysis on Cubs Picking Up Tommy La Stella, Losing Arodys Vizcaino

Very Early Analysis on Cubs Picking Up Tommy La Stella, Losing Arodys Vizcaino

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.

Chicago Cubs Acquire Tommy La Stella from Braves for Arodys Vizcaino and IFA Slots

Chicago Cubs Acquire Tommy La Stella from Braves for Arodys Vizcaino and IFA Slots

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?

Chicago Cubs Claim Righty Donn Roach Off of Waivers from San Diego Padres

Chicago Cubs Claim Righty Donn Roach Off of Waivers from San Diego Padres

The 24-year-old righty is a groundball machine.

The 40-Man Roster is Back Up to 37 and Other Bullets

The 40-Man Roster is Back Up to 37 and Other Bullets

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.

Chicago Cubs Re-Sign Tsuyoshi Wada to a One-Year Deal

Chicago Cubs Re-Sign Tsuyoshi Wada to a One-Year Deal

Keeping Wada in the fold enhances the Cubs’ options going forward. I like it.

Cubs Pick Up $1 Million Option on Jacob Turner

Cubs Pick Up $1 Million Option on Jacob Turner

The 23-year-old righty may have to show dramatic improvement by the end of Spring Training to win a job.

Chicago Cubs Decline $5.5 Million Option on Kyuji Fujikawa, Pay $500,000 Buyout

Chicago Cubs Decline $5.5 Million Option on Kyuji Fujikawa, Pay $500,000 Buyout

The move makes Fujikawa a free agent, and drops the Cubs’ effective 40-man roster to 37.

Roster Moves: Vitters, Kalish, Valaika Outrighted to Iowa, McDonald Free Agent

Roster Moves: Vitters, Kalish, Valaika Outrighted to Iowa, McDonald Free Agent

That brings the 40-man to 37, though two more guys will have to be activated from the 60-day DL this week.

Chicago Cubs Claim LHP Joe Ortiz Off of Waivers from Texas Rangers

Chicago Cubs Claim LHP Joe Ortiz Off of Waivers from Texas Rangers

The 24-year-old left missed most of 2014 while recovering from a foot injury.

Farewell: Chris Rusin Claimed Off Waivers by Rockies

Farewell: Chris Rusin Claimed Off Waivers by Rockies

The move starts the process of clearing 40-man roster spots for use this offseason.

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