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Posts in category "trades"

Scary Collision and Leonys Martin

Scary Collision and Leonys Martin
Last night I had flashes of 2001. A good defensive Cubs fielder careened into part of a Busch Stadium and was left writhing in pain after the encounter. The initial news on Albert Almora is very positive, and suggests that this is likely to be a day to day injury. Albert Almora Jr. left tonight's... Read more »

The Sanity of the Jose Quintana Deal

The Sanity of the Jose Quintana Deal
So that happened. It is so nice to see everyone in town getting along so well. This trade just made so much sense for both sides of town. I just never thought it would happen. Thankfully, the GM on the south side is more interested in building an organization rather than about crosstown silliness. The... Read more »

Cubs acquire Jose Quintana for Eloy Jimenez, Dylan Cease and two others

Cubs acquire Jose Quintana for Eloy Jimenez, Dylan Cease and two others
In the first blockbuster of the Major League trade season the Chicago Cubs and their crosstown rivals completed an unexpected deal with the Cubs sending their top two prospects, OF Eloy Jimenez and RHP Dylan Cease, in exchange for one of the most reliable left handed starters in all of baseball the past five years,... Read more »
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The Cubs and the 800-Pound Gorilla

The Cubs and the 800-Pound Gorilla
For those not familiar with the analogy of the 800-pound gorilla, it is describing something that is so obvious that no one can ignore it, but at the same time so frightening and terrible that it is incomprehensible to acknowledge. The Cubs are now living with an 800-pound gorilla, and what they do with it... Read more »

Cubs acquire Jacob Turner for 2 minor leaguers

Cubs acquire Jacob Turner for 2 minor leaguers
Per Keith Law, it is a done deal, Cubs acquire RHP Jacob Turner from Marlins for a couple of minor leaguers. Love this pickup for Chicago. While we don’t yet know who those prospects are, the fact that Law loves this trade suggests that they aren’t major prospects – and I don’t think he’s one... Read more »

Cubs deal Emilio Bonifacio, James Russell to Braves for catching prospect Victor Caratini

That Emiio Bonifacio was going to be traded was not exactly the best kept secret.  It also wasn’t surprising that the Cubs would also trade one of their LH relievers, who turned out to be James Russell. Lately it seems that rather than make separate deals, the Cubs prefer to consolidate and get one good... Read more »
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Cubs Trade Samardzija, Hammel To A's For Addison Russell

Cubs Trade Samardzija, Hammel To A's For Addison Russell
UPDATE  11: 30 PM (J0hn): I’ve had two names thrown at me for the PTBNL, the first was Raul Alcantara but that seems unlikely if Keith Law is right, who said that the PTBNL won’t change the value of the deal.  A second, unconfirmed name I got was Dustin Driver, who is a power pitcher... Read more »

Quick Hits: Toronto Prospects

The Jeff Samardzija rumors are still swirling around. Toronto was the hot destination for a while before other teams joined in the fray. I decided to take some time and compile a few opinions on some prospects. We’ll start with Toronto first since they seemed to be the most aggressive pursuers of Samardzija. I’m going... 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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Should the Cubs consider dealing Javier Baez and other thoughts on the rebuilding process

Should the Cubs consider dealing Javier Baez and other thoughts on the rebuilding process
Most of you know I’m on board with the rebuilding process.  I completely understand the need to build a foundation and produce a steady stream of talent in the minor leagues so that you don’t have to spend big on free agency every year.  Cubs fans need to be patient.  I get it and I’ve... Read more »