Category: MLB Trade Rumors

Cubs to Sign Alex Cobb; Theo Says Fans Should Expect to Win

There is a lot in inertia happening at the Winter Meetings right now, though I’m sure the foundation for future deals are being laid as I write this. But a couple things are a given: the Cubs need starting pitching, and the sky is blue. While I can’t do anything about the color of the... Read more »

Who Should Cubs Trade to Acquire Pitching & Change the Mix?

Unless the Cubs want to dole out many millions of dollars over long periods of time, they will have to go the trade route to bolster the pitching staff this offseason. Theo Epstein has already stated that he would rather not go the free agency route, and would prefer the trade market, but that means... Read more »

Could Cubs be the "Mystery Team" Interested in Verlander?

In its latest update on Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Justin Verlander, MLBTradeRumors indicated there has been a “surge of interest” in the righty, with Jon Morosi of MLB Network stating that another organization “has emerged as [a] possible suitor.” I don’t know, but I’m certainly hoping that mystery team is the Cubs.   Sure, Verlander is... Read more »
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Yu Darvish and Other Possibilities for the Cubs as the Trade Deadline Looms

As the MLB Trade Deadline approaches (July 31), the question is, are the Cubs going to simply dip their toes in the water or are they going to make another BIG SPLASH? They already made a BIG SPLASH early, when they got Jose Quintana, using prospects. But a second BIG SPLASH would likely require Theo... Read more »

Despite Quintana Trade, Cubs Have More Work To Do

No, I don’t have a crystal ball, nor do I have any powers of divine prognostication. Yet I feel I’ve seen and heard enough to know what Theo Epstein and his lieutenants are going to try to do, even though they may not get what they want. Yep, despite having acquired the young, cost-controller starting... Read more »

Crosstown Trade a 'Win/Win' for Sox and Cubs

From now on, whenever someone mentions the “crosstown classic”, it will no longer be remembered as a series of exhibition games, but instead as a blockbuster trade. For in acquiring Jose Quintana from the White Sox, these intra-city rivals have proven they can work with each other. The deal made so much sense it was... Read more »
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Cubs Search for Young, Cost-Controlled Pitching May Have to Wait

The Chicago Cubs are flush with money, coming off their first World Series title in 108 years. And sure, they would love to add at least one top of the rotation stud who is young and cost-controlled so that their journey for a repeat can be realized. However, based on what’s expected to be in... Read more »

Eloy Jimenez Likely to be Centerpiece of Cubs Trade for Pitching

Eloy Jimenez is only 20 years old, yet the buzz from his accomplishments can be heard all the way to…well, whatever club has starting pitching to be offered in a trade. While it would be ideal to hang onto Jimenez and watch him develop into the next young Cub to emerge from the bushes, they... Read more »

Could Cubs be Sellers at the Trade Deadline?

Look, make no mistake about it—the Cubs are not nearly as bad as they have shown thus far this season and I fully expect them to turn it around. But what if they don’t? What if, at the trade deadline, they find themselves still under .500? As crazy as this notion would have been at... Read more »
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Cubs Need to Part with Javier Baez to Get Pitching Help

I know, Cubs fans, I feel your pain. Javy Baez was such an integral part of the Chicago Cubs World Series-winning ball club last season, and is a very likable player with much flair and defensive prowess. But someone has to go, and for my money, Baez is the guy, unfortunately. Look, I’d hate to... Read more »