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It Begins: Houston Astros Acquire Scott Kazmir from Oakland Athletics

It Begins: Houston Astros Acquire Scott Kazmir from Oakland Athletics

The first major trade of Trade Season, and it’s the Astros getting a quality rental for a reasonable price.

Cubs Reportedly One of Four Primary Landing Spots for Phillies Ace Cole Hamels

Cubs Reportedly One of Four Primary Landing Spots for Phillies Ace Cole Hamels

Will the Cubs be going after a big-time starter after all?

Changing Winds: The Cardinals Did NOT Receive a Competitive Balance Pick Today

Changing Winds: The Cardinals Did NOT Receive a Competitive Balance Pick Today

The Reds, however, got the top pick, and the Pirates also got a pick in the first competitive balance round.

Taking Stock of Possible Cubs Trade Partners: Chicago White Sox

Taking Stock of Possible Cubs Trade Partners: Chicago White Sox

The White Sox really only have one trade piece that is a realistic fit for the Cubs.

Lukewarm Stove: Tigers Selling, Hamels Suitors, Papelbon, Parra, Ventura, More

Lukewarm Stove: Tigers Selling, Hamels Suitors, Papelbon, Parra, Ventura, More

The question of whether the Tigers will sell is a pretty big one, with impact all over the market.

The Competitive Balance Lottery is Coming: NL Central Imbalance, Teams, Trade Implications

The Competitive Balance Lottery is Coming: NL Central Imbalance, Teams, Trade Implications

Every non-Cub NL Central team is eligible to receive an extra, tradable pick tomorrow. Let’s discuss.

Taking Stock of Possible Cubs Trade Targets: San Diego Padres

Taking Stock of Possible Cubs Trade Targets: San Diego Padres

A team loaded with tradable assets, the Padres are among the more intriguing possible trade partners for the Cubs.

Detroit Tigers Reportedly Readying for Selloff, Including David Price and Yoenis Cespedes

Detroit Tigers Reportedly Readying for Selloff, Including David Price and Yoenis Cespedes

The implications for the market – and, by extension, the Cubs – are really significant.

You’re Going to See This Damn Brandon Phillips Play All Over, Might As Well Watch Here (VIDEO)

You’re Going to See This Damn Brandon Phillips Play All Over, Might As Well Watch Here (VIDEO)

A most frustratingly incredible play.

by July 20, 2015 MLB News and Rumors
Lukewarm Stove: Hamels, Kazmir, Kennedy, Samardzija, Zobrist, Shields, Upton, More

Lukewarm Stove: Hamels, Kazmir, Kennedy, Samardzija, Zobrist, Shields, Upton, More

Well, I’d say the rumor mill is finally really picking up. So much to get into. The Cubs and Ben Zobrist … and Cole Hamels … and Ian Kennedy … let’s discuss.

Report: Chicago Cubs Still Discussing Cole Hamels with Philadelphia Phillies

Report: Chicago Cubs Still Discussing Cole Hamels with Philadelphia Phillies

Has the situation changed? Does Hamels make any more sense for the Cubs now than he did a few months ago?

Taking Stock of Possible Cubs Trade Partners: Oakland Athletics

Taking Stock of Possible Cubs Trade Partners: Oakland Athletics

A one-stop shop for the Cubs? Well, you could certainly argue there are a ton of fits here for the Cubs.

Lukewarm Stove: Leake, Papelbon, Starting Pitching, Reds Really Gearing Up for a Sale, More

Lukewarm Stove: Leake, Papelbon, Starting Pitching, Reds Really Gearing Up for a Sale, More

Mike Leake as a good fit for the Cubs? Are the Reds about to unload? Much more.

Taking Stock of Possible Cubs Trade Partners: Atlanta Braves

Taking Stock of Possible Cubs Trade Partners: Atlanta Braves

There is a piece or two you could squeeze into a fit on the Cubs, but the match here doesn’t look great.

Lukewarm Stove: The Importance of Competing, Padres Foibles, Astros, Tigers, More

Lukewarm Stove: The Importance of Competing, Padres Foibles, Astros, Tigers, More

The Cubs may not have a realistic shot at the division, but ensuring competitiveness in the second half means a lot as we head toward the deadline.

MLB’s Young, Home-Grown Players Took Center Stage In All-Star Game

MLB’s Young, Home-Grown Players Took Center Stage In All-Star Game

More than half of the selected All-Stars were representing the teams that originally signed or drafted them.

Taking Stock of Possible Cubs Trade Partners: Colorado Rockies

Taking Stock of Possible Cubs Trade Partners: Colorado Rockies

Charlie Blackmon seems to be a good fit for the Cubs’ needs right now, but is he too valuable and inexpensive for the Rockies to move him?

Taking Stock of Possible Cubs Trade Partners: Cincinnati Reds

Taking Stock of Possible Cubs Trade Partners: Cincinnati Reds

The Reds are likely to sell this month, and you probably know the names. But how many are a fit for the Cubs?

Taking Stock of Possible Cubs Trade Partners: Milwaukee Brewers

Taking Stock of Possible Cubs Trade Partners: Milwaukee Brewers

Sitting at the bottom of the Central, the Brewers will sell this month. Will they sell to the Cubs?

The Cubs Are the 17th Most Valuable Sports Team in the World and Other Bullets

The Cubs Are the 17th Most Valuable Sports Team in the World and Other Bullets

Tied with the New York Jets, which, well … the NFL is popular.

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