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The Moody News: Masahiro and Yu

The Moody News: Masahiro and Yu
This week’s column is going to be a little light.  On doctor’s orders, I’m on bed rest with the flu and a 102 degree fever.  Hopefully, we’ll be back to normal next week. While I prepare these over the course of the week, I see a lot of things.  For example, there’s this piece by... Read more »

The Moody News: Taking a quick look at the remaining unsigned free agents who received qualifying offers

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas wherever you happened to be.  The holidays led to a very quiet week around baseball, so I thought I’d take a look at the players who received qualifying offers who are still on the market. OF Nelson Cruz Cruz is coming off a good season for the Rangers (.266/.327/.506)... Read more »

Cubs claim Brett Marshall from the Yankees, lose Liam Hendriks to the Orioles

Cubs claim Brett Marshall from the Yankees, lose Liam Hendriks to the Orioles
The Cubs made a trade of sorts and one they obviously felt was an upgrade.  They claimed Bret Marshall off of waivers but in order to do so, they had to DFA Liam Hendriks.  He was promptly picked up by the Orioles. Marshall is 23 years old and was the Yankees 6th rated prospect after... Read more »
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The Cubs acquire Henry Rodriguez from the Nationals

The Cubs acquire Henry Rodriguez from the Nationals
Chances are that if you can throw 90 mph or better and a team puts you on waivers, the Cubs are going to come calling. Henry Rodriguez is next to get on the Cubs bullpen merry-go-round and he becomes one of the more interesting pickups, if only because he can throw the ball 100 mph... Read more »

Cubs acquire RP Eduardo Sanchez off waivers

Cubs acquire RP Eduardo Sanchez off waivers
The Cubs made a minor move today that could pay off later when they acquired flame-throwing former Cardinals relief pitcher Eduardo Sanchez off of waivers.  Sanchez was immediately assigned to AAA Iowa. Sanchez burst on the MLB scene in 2011 when he posted a 1.80 ERA, saved 5 games, and struck out 10.5 batters per... Read more »

Travis Wood is big win for Cubs front office

Travis Wood is big win for Cubs front office
Sixty days after Theo Epstein was named the president of baseball operations for the Chicago Cubs, he made an unpopular trade. Two days before Christmas in 2011, he sent popular and versatile reliever Sean Marshall to the Cincinnati Reds—a team within the Cubs division—for a package of players that most notably included a then 24-year-old... Read more »
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Cubs add RHP Zach Putnam

Cubs add RHP Zach Putnam
The Cubs continue to try and pick up arms in anyway possible and the latest waiver claim is 25 year old RHP Zach Putnam, who pitched for the Colorado Rockies last season. Putnam is a 6’1″, 225 lbs. reliever with a strong, athletic build but who has trouble repeating his delivery, which as you know, can... Read more »

Cubs claim Berken and plan to shut down Samardzija. Parker to 60 day DL.

Cubs claim Berken and plan to shut down Samardzija. Parker to 60 day DL.
The Cubs plan to shut down Jeff Samardzija after Saturday according to Doug Padilla of ESPN.  Samardzija is already at a career high in innngs and has doubled his total from last season.  The Cubs also played it safe with Matt Garza earlier this season even though the pitcher felt he would be able to... Read more »

Cubs call up Blake Parker; DFA Alex Hinshaw

Cubs call up Blake Parker; DFA Alex Hinshaw
The bullpen merry-go-round continues and it was Alex Hinshaw being bumped off and Blake Parker getting back on. The Brewers played home run derby with Hinshaw last night, so it’s not surprising he was let go.  You can say one thing about these Cubs, they’re not afraid to cut their losses early.  Hinshaw’s  fastball was... Read more »
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Cubs DFA C Blake Lalli; Claim RP Miguel Socolivich

Cubs DFA C Blake Lalli; Claim RP Miguel Socolivich
The Cubs continue to search for pitching, particularly for their bullpen, and today they picked up 26 year old RHP Miguel Socolovich. Socolovich had a couple of stints with the Orioles, appearing in 6 games. In 10 1/3 innings of relief, he struck out six, walked six and allowed two homers.  He had a 6.97... Read more »
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