Dermody was one of the Cubs’ many interesting reclamation relief options.
Lukewarm Stove: Brantley Actually to the Astros, Blue Jays Options, Dodgers Infield, Bauer Market, More
The latest from the intertwined rumor mill.
Even ignoring the anticipated quality of performance, the Cubs just flat don’t have enough starting pitching right now.
That’s a looooong-term deal right there.
Some love for Miguel Amaya, and some eye-popping data on Shelby Miller.
First Lester, then Chatwood, now Q.
That’s a healthy guarantee!
It’s very annoying to hear about the Dodgers considering Marcus Semien as a flexible infield option when the Cubs could use precisely that.
The Cubs have said they will investigate what happened, as well.
The Nationals just want to take every outgoing Cub they can.
There’s nothing wrong with feeling the fan heartstrings tugged, negatively, by what happened. The discussion has to get bigger from there.
The IFA process doesn’t stop on the first day.
Porter was a Cubs employee at the time, however, which means more investigation is needed.
Former Cubs Executive, and Current Mets GM, Jared Porter Allegedly Sent Unwanted Explicit Texts to a Female Reporter
Porter was just hired as the Mets’ new GM, and had long been seen as a rising star in front office circles.
Chatwood could still be very good. Nice buy-low option for the Blue Jays.
Jon Lester is officially not reuniting with the Cubs.
The Padres want all your starting pitchers. Also, the Pirates are going to be so very bad.
Is Lester about to join Kyle Schwarber’s new team?
The latest from the rumor mill, including a crummy sign on the Cubs’ second base efforts.
A write-up out of New York would have the Yankees targeting Hendricks in trade.
Jeffress got exceptionally strong results for the Cubs last year, so a reunion would of course be lovely.
I wouldn’t necessarily have expected more at this point, but you sure hope it looks different by this time next year.
It’s Hard to Know What the Cubs Can or Will Do in Free Agency When the Bryant and Contreras Stuff is Up in the Air
Without knowing the course on those two players, the questions on finances, on roster holes, and on competitiveness in 2021 are enormous.
It had to be really weird process getting Miller into the fold after his last few years and the state of things. Also: Mills talk.
Miller was fantastic in his younger days and is still only 30 years old.
Rumors Popping Up About the Yankees and Reds Working on a Luis Castillo Trade, But Be Careful (UPDATE)
There doesn’t appear to be a trade in place yet, but the Reds are obviously in sell mode.
Is that a promise or a threat?
A couple of old friend relievers for the Cubs to consider?
MLBits: Fergie Gets His Shot! Are Pitchers Ready for a Full Season? Fans at Spring Training, MiLB Realignment, More
Will MLB see fans as soon as Spring Training games? Kinda sounds like it.
The Cubs and Ian Happ aren’t *TOO* far apart in their salary figures for next year.
The Cubs will need to add at least another starter at some point, and Kluber is another intriguing name off the board.
North of $100 million, it’s hard to see which other team is going to swoop in at the moment.
Cubs arbitration-level players are getting their deals today or exchanging figures.
Lukewarm Stove: Is Kluber Next? For How Much? Where’s the Blue Jays Big Move? Does Suzuki Signing Impact Contreras Market? More
So much for the Cubs and Kluber.
Suddenly a flurry of transactions around MLB.
D.J. LeMahieu Reportedly Finalizing Deal with Yankees, Which Could Impact the Kris Bryant Trade Market (UPDATE)
Many of the teams that had been pursuing LeMahieu have also reportedly been in on Bryant.