There was a bit of a frenzy this morning keeping up with the lightning quick Rule 5 draft. For those of you who missed it, click here. Even if you didn't miss it, check back as I did a bit more research on Cubs new RP Hector Rondon and added some information. The Cubs also lost Starlin Peralta, as well as 3 other minor league players.
On with the FAs and trade rumors...
- 11:46 AM: Jason Grilli is re-signing with the Pirates. Ending the thread here as that was the last player the Cubs were close to signing and it appears they are now on their way out of Nashville. We'll keep track of the events, just not in thread form.
- 11:16 AM: Nothing to do with the Cubs ( or maybe a little) here but interesting that the Twins have now traded both their CF'ers. They traded Denard Span for top Nats SP prospect Alex Meyer. Now they've traded Ben Revere to the Nats division rivals, the Phillies. RHP Vance Worley and top pitching prospect Trevor May are going to the Twins. Interesting pick up for the Phillies in that Revere is a lot like a younger, cheaper version of Michael Bourn, who is now running out of suitors extremely quickly. He may have to settle for that short term deal after all.
- 10:00 AM: Yesterday I mentioned a source said to keep an eye on RHP Jason Grilli as the Cubs had serious interest. That holds true today as Ken Rosenthal tweets the Cubs are one of three finalists on the veteran bullpen arm. The other two teams are the Pirates and the Blue Jays. Grilli has a 2 year offer and is close to making a decision. Stay tuned.
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