Not that we would necessarily expect otherwise.
Category: Chicago Cubs Rumors
It’s becoming a potentially very dicey situation in the bullpen.
Notably, they did have some interest in Maldonado, but that didn’t work out.
There’s no other way to proceed.
That’s when the big moves will happen! (Heh. No, but seriously, flexibility is good.)
Phillies Fear They’re Out on Bryce Harper, Giants Take a Second Meeting, I Feel Steam in My Ears (UPDATE)
The Dodgers are so gonna get this guy, aren’t they?
After seeing Arenado’s deal, Bryant would be crazy not to at least be open to the conversation. And he’s not crazy.
Harper wanted the Cubs. The front office reportedly wanted Harper. But it is not to be.
I refuse to believe any of it. But how can I not share it?
If that’s all it would take, how on earth are the Cubs not finding a way to make this happen?
The Cubs’ owner and chairman gets into the many hot topics of the day. So much heat.
I don’t think it’s reasonable to say the Cubs missed their shot at a dynasty, but maybe not for the reason you’d think.
A wiry shortstop and a power-hitting catcher … not a bad duo.
A reminder that other catching options could pop up for the Cubs outside of free agency.
Dreaming of Bryce Harper is not prudent.
That would be just fine.
It would be a big surprise at this point if the Cubs could pull it off. But. Um. Please surprise me.
Lukewarm Stove: Harper Meets with the Giants, Sox Confident on Machado, Phillies Active on Realmuto, Relievers Signing, More
Harper and his agent met with the Giants brass and it seems like more than just a check-in.
Please … MAKE IT STOP. At least get us some clear finalists.
This is a conversation that should be had. Just putting it out there.
It’s not like the need vanished.
Merrifield was formerly rumored as a Cubs trade target, but that was probably long in the past. What about extension comps?
There’s not a lot of time left if you’re going to bring in a new catcher to contribute in a big way this year.
A reunion in trade? Well, it only makes sense if the Cubs actually get value.
What, don’t want to trade for David Bote anymore?
If true, the Cubs no longer have much if any IFA bonus pool space remaining in this period. Which is good!
Now is the time for the Cubs to finally add some depth to the bullpen, right?
Well, then, this is certainly something to watch. How much value could the Cubs actually get for Bote?
If money really is so tight, would saving some millions on Zobrist actually be worth it?
There’s a far more logical explanation why rumors about the Cubs are still out there.