Category: Rumors

Orioles (officially) hire Hyde as manager; Potential replacements; Cubs rumored in pursuit of Descalso

Orioles (officially) hire Hyde as manager; Potential replacements; Cubs rumored in pursuit of Descalso
I’d like to apologize for not really keeping pace with the articles during the Winter Meetings, but frankly I despise reporting on rumors, and was sort of waiting for concrete news to drop, that unfortunately never did. The Cubs were in “lockdown” mode, pursuing creative avenues to free up cash and roster space in order... Read more »

Rumors: Nothing "Imminent" For Cubs As Winter Meetings Begin

Rumors: Nothing "Imminent" For Cubs As Winter Meetings Begin
The time has come, the annual MLB Winter Meetings got underway in Las Vegas on Monday. Four days in which team executives and player agents can meet and start serious negotiations for sought after free-agents. This week is when the hot stove reaches full temperature, so let’s check the rumor mill. Cubs Rumors GM Jed... Read more »

Morrow questionable for Opening Day; Cubs finalize coaching staff; Cubs rumor mill remains quiet as Winter Meeting approach

Morrow questionable for Opening Day; Cubs finalize coaching staff; Cubs rumor mill remains quiet as Winter Meeting approach
Brandon Morrow Underwent Offseason Elbow Surgery The need to add a bullpen arm has become more acute with word received today that on November 6th oft-injured closer Brandon Morrow underwent arthroscopic surgery on his right elbow. Theo Epstein says he expects the hard-throwing right-hander to miss the beginning of the season. Theo Epstein says Brandon Morrow... Read more »
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Latest Rumors: Cubs interested in adding leadership; Hyde a managerial candidate

Latest Rumors: Cubs interested in adding leadership; Hyde a managerial candidate
Player movement was dammed up in the early part of the offseason as teams mostly focused on positioning themselves for the large number of high profile stars on the free agent and trade market, but over the past week some of the sluice gates have been opened. And of course, to the surprise of no one familiar... Read more »

Cubs Rumors Roundup and Roster Updates

Cubs Rumors Roundup and Roster Updates
Pitching Coach Search I promised to provide further thoughts on the Cubs Pitching Coach search after the team announced Jim Hickey was stepping away due to personal reasons just before the Thanksgiving break and so here we go. It appears that the early front runner for the gig is an internal option. According to Sahadev... Read more »

Cubs Rumors, Minor League Deals, and a Look Around the Division

Cubs Rumors, Minor League Deals, and a Look Around the Division
The hot stove isn’t hot or even tepid at this point. Room temperature, maybe? I think that may be the best descriptor for the current situation as the front office took the temperature of the room at the GM meetings and now has an idea of who is available, at what price, and when movement in... Read more »
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With Yu Darvish The Waiting Is The Hardest Part

With Yu Darvish The Waiting Is The Hardest Part
In an off season that seems to be in a state of paralysis, the speculation over free agent starter Yu Darvish continues to mount. A flurry of conflicting reports emerged tonight on the tall right hander’s future roiled the internet. The first report Monday was good news for the Cubs. Jon Morosi went on MLB Network... Read more »

Cubs Sign Catcher Chris Gimenez To Minor League Deal

Cubs Sign Catcher Chris Gimenez To Minor League Deal
The Cubs have added a candidate to battle Victor Caratini for the back up catcher role. Chris Cotillo of SB Nation reported the Cubs have signed Chris Gimenez to a minor league deal. Free-agent catcher Chris Gimenez is signing with the Cubs, source tells SB Nation. — Chris Cotillo (@ChrisCotillo) January 23, 2018 Gimenez debuted with the Indians in... Read more »

Do You Trust Brandon Morrow?

Do You Trust Brandon Morrow?
The Cubs have been rumored to have interest in former Dodgers setup man Brandon Morrow, and if they really are moving on from Wade Davis, he’s a viable candidate to take over as closer. But this hypothetical forces a question that should be asked: Do we want that? While Morrow is an exciting prospect in this... Read more »
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Cubs Make the First Cut for Ohtani

Cubs Make the First Cut for Ohtani
Shohei Ohtani is the most anticipated free agent signing of the offseason. He is perhaps the most unique player of the modern era. Ohtani is one of the youngest Japanese players to come over, and so any comparisons to previous imports is apples to oranges. He can hit 100 mph with his fastball, but is... Read more »