Posts in category "Free Agency"

BREAKING: Rakuten posts Tanaka

BREAKING: Rakuten posts Tanaka
Editors Note: Just want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, Happy Tanaka…however you choose to celebrate (or not celebrate) today, we wish you all the best here at Cubs Den and we thank you for reading and contributing your thoughts.  Today we are celebrating with friends and family so I will not be... Read more »

Cubs sign RP Jose Veras to one year deal

Cubs sign RP Jose Veras to one year deal
Update 6:50 PM:  The deal is one year at 3.8M with an option for 5.5M for 2015.  The Cubs can buy out the option for 150K, making the deal a guaranteed $4M for Veras.  There are also incentives for games finished. The Cubs finally got their experienced reliever.  After falling short on relievers like Edward... Read more »

Cubs Q&A with Comcast Sports Net's Patrick Mooney: Resources, Trade candidates, and Draft

Cubs Q&A with Comcast Sports Net's Patrick Mooney: Resources, Trade candidates, and Draft
We get the chance to talk Cubs with Comcast Sports Net’s Patrick Mooney.  Mooney is doing some great work covering the Cubs and is a favorite of ours. Included below some of Patrick’s answers are links to his work, covering the topics even further. We talk front office resources, trade candidates, and the draft. TL:... Read more »
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How soon could Cubs spend if Wrigley deal approved?

How soon could Cubs spend if Wrigley deal approved?
A lot has been said and written recently regarding the Cubs financial state and the front office’s ability to execute their plan going forward. There have been reports, and I have been told of some frustration in the front office when it comes to financial limitations. Even Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer have been telling... Read more »

Cubs sign lefty RP Hisanori Takahashi

Cubs sign lefty RP Hisanori Takahashi
The Cubs made a minor signing today but it could end up being a very useful one. With the loss of Jeff Beliveau, the team had only one lefty in the bullpen in James Russell.  The Cubs may have fixed the situation with the signing of former Angel and Pirate Hisanori Takashi to a minor... Read more »

Cubs "aggressively" pursuing Jeff Keppinger to add to 3B mix

Cubs "aggressively" pursuing Jeff Keppinger to add to 3B mix
This is one of those stories that got lost between my flu bug and the recent flurry of activity.  But Buster Olney re-tweeted that the Cubs have been aggressively pursuing infielder Jeff Keppinger, despite the fact that he recently broke his fibula when he fell down the stairs. Club evaluators were aware of Jeff Keppinger’s... Read more »
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Cubs to sign Scott Feldman

Cubs to sign Scott Feldman
Well, if the next time you see me I’m in a sling, its because I think I’m going to have to pat myself on the back on this one. The Cubs have reportedly agreed to sign RHP Scott Feldman to a one year/$6M deal.  I wrote this on Sept. 5th, “…the gut feeling here is... Read more »

Cubs sign Scott Baker

Cubs sign Scott Baker
Apologize for the delays as the site was down.  Everything working fine now… The Cubs have signed Scott Baker, according to an announcement from the team.  We wrote about this possibility back in September. Here is what I wrote back then… Baker may be the bargain version of Sanchez in that he also has had a... Read more »

Dodgers win bidding on Hyun-Jin Ru

Dodgers win bidding on Hyun-Jin Ru
Update 1:13 PM: The MLB has announced that the Los Angeles Dodgers have won the bid on Hyun-Jin Ru.  It was a very high bid for Ryu, who has the ceiling of a #3 or #4 pitcher, but as we saw with the Yasiel Puig signing, the Dodgers are willing to bid above and beyond... Read more »
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Cubs intend to improve for 2013, will focus "heavily" on free agents

Cubs intend to improve for 2013, will focus "heavily" on free agents
I’ve speculated in past articles that the Cubs will try and improve their pitching staff and perhaps third base through free agency.  Yesterday, Hoyer said the following, “We will have financial flexibility. We’ve been diligent to make sure we do have flexibility and we’re efficient going forward. We’ll obviously be active in the free agent... Read more »