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Posts in category "Rumors"

Rumor Thread: Marlins acquire Cashner; Would Nats trade Giolito for Miller?

Rumor Thread: Marlins acquire Cashner; Would Nats trade Giolito for Miller?
  Update 2:00 pm (John): Ken Rosenthal tweets that the Pirates are seeking bullpen help now plus prospects for their closer Mark Melancon.  The Pirates price makes sense since they may not be willing to sell now given their past success.  But with the Cubs and Cardinals both playing well, their chances for 2016 are... Read more »

Rumor Thread: Sale Changes the Market, Cubs Interest in Reddick, Teams Eyeing Upton/Cashner, Nats-Chapman, Royals Selling? and More

Rumor Thread: Sale Changes the Market, Cubs Interest in Reddick, Teams Eyeing Upton/Cashner, Nats-Chapman, Royals Selling? and More
When last we met, Jon Heyman was calling this the worst starting pitching market ever. Well the White Sox may have changed that in a big way. According to Heyman, the Sox are looking at a major sell off and are listening to offers on both ace Chris Sale and All-Star lefty Jose Quintana. The... 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 Rumor Thread: 11/4

Cubs Rumor Thread: 11/4
It’s time to fire up the old rumor thread.  For those of you that are new to this site, this is something we tried at the deadline earlier and it was a lot of fun and a good way to keep up with what’s going on with the Cubs.  We expect this to be a... Read more »

Cubs Notes: Offseason Schedule, Cubs claim former 1st rounder RHP Guttierez, and rumors on Johnson, Buehrle

Cubs Notes: Offseason Schedule, Cubs claim former 1st rounder RHP Guttierez, and rumors on Johnson, Buehrle
As the temperature falls in Chicago, it’s time to fire up the Hot Stove… MLBTrade Rumors has a schedule for all those wondering when we can start expecting moves in this all-important offseason for the Cubs.  Here’s the breakdown… Offseason Schedule Immediately after World Series – Eligible players hit free agency Three days after World... Read more »

Dempster almost single-handedly beats Red Sox as the stove heats up

Dempster almost single-handedly beats Red Sox as the stove heats up
With reports that the Blue Jays, Orioles, Yankees, Dodgers (and obviously the Tigers and the Red Sox) closely watching Cubs performances of late, part of the intrigue during every Cubs game now and for the next couple of months will be not just who’s on the field, but who’s in the stands. For Cubs fans,... Read more »
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Report: Soler to make decision "before tomorrow"

Report: Soler to make decision "before tomorrow"
George A. King, who last week quoted an industry source as naming the Cubs the favorite, now says that Jorge Soler will make a decision soon.  Very soon. According to an industry source, free agent outfielder Jorge Soler is expected to agree on a four-year deal before tomorrow. Similarly, ESPN’s Buster Olney tweeted the following,... Read more »

Should Cubs consider dealing Soto to the Nats?

Should Cubs consider dealing Soto to the Nats?
I’m quite sure the Nationals have talked about Geovany Soto, at least internally, as an option to replace the recently injured Wilson Ramos.  It’s also very possible that they’ve engaged the Cubs as well. Soto has had a couple of productive years as a catcher mingled in with a couple of decidedly mediocre seasons.  In... Read more »

Looking at Tampa's possible interest in Soto

Looking at Tampa's possible interest in Soto
According to the Tampa Bay Times, the Rays are looking for a catcher.  The Cubs have 2, maybe 3 starting caliber catchers with Geovany Soto being the guy the Cubs would be most likely to trade. Unfortunately, Soto is off to a slow start and doesn’t have the kind of consistent track record that makes... Read more »
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Cubs interested in John Lannan, may deal Marlon Byrd

Cubs interested in John Lannan, may deal Marlon Byrd
According to Gordon Wittenmeyer of the Chicago Sun-Times, the Cubs have not settled on their roster quite yet. ‘‘There’s opportunity out there the first week of the season for teams that are willing to tinker a little bit because a lot of players go through waivers, and you can get some players through waivers,’’ Theo... Read more »