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Revisiting the Chicago Cubs’ Trade for Dexter Fowler
March 24th, 2015 at 11:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** When the Chicago Cubs acquired Dexter Fowler from the Houston Astros this off-season it was viewed as a win for the organization. Fowler filled multiple needs and they didn’t have to give up any essential pieces to get him, but today we’re going to take a quick look on...

BREAKING NEWS: Coke Signs with Cubs
March 5th, 2015 at 9:57 PM
***PHOTO1*** BREAKING NEWS: Wrigley Field may serve only Pepsi products but there is a chance that there could be a Coke at the friendly confines this summer. Phil Coke, that is. The Chicago Cubs signed the 32-year-old lefty to a minor league deal today, according to MLB Trade Rumors. Coke spent...

Revisiting the Cubs’ Acquisition of CF Juan Pierre
March 3rd, 2015 at 3:00 PM
***PHOTO1*** Former Chicago Cubs’ centerfielder, Juan Pierre announced his retirement last week after a 14-year big league career. Pierre spent just one season in Chicago, 2006, but the trade that brought him to the north side was a particularly controversial at the time, especially given the fact that the Cubs...

Bold Predictions: One More Big Trade
February 23rd, 2015 at 3:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** With the rest of the Chicago Cubs’ roster set to report to Spring Training later this week the opportunity to make one last big trade is upon us. Despite all the moves that Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer made this off-season, there are still a number of moves that...

Potential Trade Partners for Edwin Jackson
February 12th, 2015 at 3:00 AM
To the chagrin of Cubs fans everywhere, Edwin Jackson and his $13 million salary are still part of the Chicago Cubs. Jackson will be a hard man to move because of the huge dollar amount that is still owed to him over the next two seasons and because of his...

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...