Advertisement:

Posts in category "Rumors"

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 »

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 »

Tuesday Talking Points: Story of the Year, Dozier, Things Worth Reading

Tuesday Talking Points: Story of the Year, Dozier, Things Worth Reading
If you celebrate it, I hope Christmas treated you well. I think it can be agreed that, for most of us, the finest gift of the season came on November 2, but judging from the swag I’ve seen people coming away with on Twitter and elsewhere, the celebration of that gift has not slowed. At... Read more »
Advertisement:

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 »
Advertisement:

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 »
Advertisement:

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 »