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MLB Ramblings: Speculating on Future Moves
January 21st, 2015 at 3:00 PM
***PHOTO1*** The Chicago Cubs are not done making moves this off-season. They simply can’t be. Aside from rumors that the Cubs are shopping Welington Castillo & Travis Wood, they still need to solve their outfield logjam. We’re about to throw a lot of moving pieces at you here so hang on: Dexter...

Potential Landing Spots for Welington Castillo
January 20th, 2015 at 3:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** The Chicago Cubs proved with yesterday’s trade for Dexter Fowler that they are not done making moves before the start of the season. A deal that is still on the docket is the one involving C Welington Castillo. Castillo became obsolete after the acquisitions of David Ross and...

BREAKING NEWS: Cubs Acquire CF from Houston
January 19th, 2015 at 10:10 AM
***VIDEO1*** BREAKING NEWS: According to Carrie Muskat, the Chicago Cubs have just acquired CF Dexter Fowler from the Houston Astros in exchange for RHP Dan Straily and 3B Luis Valbuena. Fowler, 28, hit .276 with eight home runs and 11 steals in 2014. Fowler broke into the league with the Colorado...

Cubs Swap Kickham for Dutch Minor Leaguer
January 16th, 2015 at 11:30 AM
***VIDEO1*** A few weeks after claiming LHP Mike Kickham off waivers from the San Francisco Giants the Chicago Cubs designated the 26-year-old for assignment this week. Yesterday the Cubs found a trade partner in the Seattle Mariners and, in return, received 20-year-old RHP Lars Huijer. Pitcher Level G/GS W-L ERA WHIP Huijer A+ 12/12 2-4 6.54 1.834 (Stats per baseball-reference.com) Huijer was ranked among the...

The Mind of a GM: Hang on to “Your Guys”
January 2nd, 2015 at 3:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** Being the general manager of a major league baseball team is one of the most demanding jobs there is. It’s a 24-hour job, 365 days a year and it requires incredible planning, scouting and player knowledge and that is why many GM’s try and bring “their guys” with them...

Why Trading Justin Ruggiano was the Right Move
December 18th, 2014 at 3:00 PM
***PHOTO1*** Per Carrie Muskat, the Chicago Cubs finalized a deal to send OF Justin Ruggiano to the Seattle Mariners in exchange for, minor league RHP, Matt Brazis yesterday. The deal does not come as a huge shock as we have been talking about the Cubs logjam in the outfield for...

Chicago Cubs Trades: Where are They Now?
December 12th, 2014 at 3:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** The Chicago Cubs have one of baseball’s best farm systems and it seems like only a matter of time before Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer deal some of the organization’s quality prospects to fill needs on the major league roster. If the Cubs make one of those moves this off-season,...

BREAKING NEWS: Cubs Acquire Montero in 3-Player Swap
December 9th, 2014 at 4:01 PM
***PHOTO1*** BREAKING NEWS: According to Carrie Muskat, the Chicago Cubs have just acquired C Miguel Montero from the Arizona Diamondback for two minor league pitching prospects. Montero, 31, hit .243 with 13 home runs and 72 RBIs for Arizona in 2014. He is a career .264 hitter over the...

Bold Predictions: 2015 Will Be Valbuena’s Last in Chicago
November 24th, 2014 at 3:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** When talking about the valuable trade assets that the Chicago Cubs have, most think of the organization’s minor league hitters (the young shortstops in particular). However, many will overlook the major league talent that the Cubs have that could be made available in mid-2015. The most valuable of...

Sunday Spotlight: Fister a Good Fit for Cubs
November 23rd, 2014 at 3:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** Since the MLB season came to a close, the Chicago Cubs have been linked to a number of frontline starting pitchers; guys like Jon Lester, Max Scherzer, James Shields, Cole Hamels, and Jordan Zimmerman. All of these options, while feasible, will be outrageously expensive and very much in contrast with...

Chicago Cubs Kick the Tires on Arizona’s Montero
November 20th, 2014 at 3:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** Since missing out on Russell Martin earlier this week, it appears that the Chicago Cubs have turned their attention to Arizona Diamondback’s catcher Miguel Montero, according to arizonasports.com. Welington Castillo, the Cubs’ current catcher, came under fire this summer when he failed to reproduce the success he had in 2013,...

Bold Predictions: Chicago Cubs Will Trade Javier Baez Before Opening Day
November 17th, 2014 at 3:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** In the wake of yesterday’s trade with the Atlanta Braves that sent Tommy La Stella to the Chicago Cubs, the mathematicians among us have realized a problem. The Chicago Cubs now have four young, quality middle-infielders in Starlin Castro, Javier Baez, Addison Russell, and now La Stella. Something has to...

BREAKING NEWS: Cubs Acquire La Stella from Braves
November 16th, 2014 at 4:07 PM
***PHOTO1*** BREAKING NEWS: According to The Sports Xchange, the Chicago Cubs have just acquired 2B Tommy La Stella from the Atlanta Braves in exchange for RHP Arodys Vizcaino. International signing bonus slots were also exchanged in the deal. La Stella, the Braves' 8th round selection in 2011, made his MLB debut this...

Chicago Cubs Fact Pack: Making Deals
November 10th, 2014 at 4:00 PM
***PHOTO1*** 1. In their 125+ year history, the Chicago Cubs’ most frequent trade partner has been the St. Louis Cardinals. The two teams have struck 74 deals since 1883. The last trade between the two teams took place back on July 4th, 2007 when the Cardinals sent 1B John Nelson to...

Cole Hamels Added to Cubs’ Potential Targets
October 15th, 2014 at 3:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** Chicago Cubs president Theo Epstein announced this week that his goal is to add a number-one starter this off-season. So could Cole Hamels be an option? All along, we have been discussing the possibility of adding guys like Jon Lester, Max Scherzer or James Shields, but it turns out that...

A Second Look at the Cubs’ Mid-Summer Blockbuster
October 4th, 2014 at 4:00 PM
***PHOTO1*** It’s always fun to look back on big trades and evaluate who made out better in the exchange. We now have enough information to make an accurate first judgment of this summer’s blockbuster that sent Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel to the Oakland Athletics in exchange for Addison Russell,...

Chicago Cubs’ 2014 Year End Wrap-Up
September 29th, 2014 at 2:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** The Chicago Cubs’ season came to an end yesterday with their 5-2 win over the Milwaukee Brewers, giving them a 73-89 mark on the year. The Cubs’ didn’t exactly have a year to write home about but there were certainly a number of highlights in, Manager, Rick Renteria’s first...

Chicago Cubs Fact Pack, September 12th
September 12th, 2014 at 12:00 PM
***PHOTO1*** 1. The Chicago Cubs enter play today riding a six-game losing streak and will take on the Pittsburgh Pirates this weekend for the final time this season. The Cubs are 4-12 against the Pirates thus far and have yet to win more than one game in any series against them...

The Challenges of Facing a Former Team
August 23rd, 2014 at 6:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** Chicago Cubs’ pitchers, Jake Arrieta and Pedro Strop threw brilliantly against the Baltimore Orioles, their former team, yesterday. Arrieta picked up the win, allowing just one run on four hits over seven innings and Strop struck out two in a scoreless eighth inning en route to a 4-1 win. ...

Cubs’ Send Jackson to the Diamondbacks
August 15th, 2014 at 10:37 AM
***PHOTO1*** BREAKING NEWS: According to Carrie Muskat, the Chicago Cubs have sent, former first round draft pick, Brett Jackson to the Arizona Diamondbacks in exchange for minor league RHP Blake Cooper. Jackson had spent all of 2014 with the Iowa Cubs (AAA) and had struggled mightily, hitting .210 with five home runs...