Category: Transactions

Cubs Complete Furious Deadline Landing Castellanos and Wieck

Cubs Complete Furious Deadline Landing Castellanos and Wieck
The trade deadline came and went with the Cubs only adding Tony Kemp to the beleaguered second place club. After about twenty minutes news rolled in that the Cubs completed three separate deals right at the wire. Cubs OF prospect Jimmy Herron was dealt for international bonus money. The Cubs had spent virtually all of... Read more »

Paper Clip Trade Results in Utility Player Tony Kemp's Arrival

Paper Clip Trade Results in Utility Player Tony Kemp's Arrival
In June 2011, Jim Hendry was finally given a real budget to spend on the June amateur draft. The farm system was barren despite the team missing the postseason the previous two seasons. The Cubs selected Javier Báez first in a franchise altering pick, but with a fair amount of fanfare added beefy Daniel Vogelbach... Read more »

Cubs Pluck Phelps from Jays

Cubs Pluck Phelps from Jays
The Cubs made a flurry of roster moves ahead of the series starting in St. Louis tonight. It began with Pedro Strop finally being placed on the IL. Duane Underwood is getting the call tonight to give Maddon the requisite number of arms for the game, but it very likely will be a very short... Read more »
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Cubs International Free Agency Thread

I don’t have time to do a full write up on these players today, and I don’t have any inside knowledge on 16-year olds I’ve never seen play anyway, but I thought I could at least keep updating a post here with the Twitter thread I created this morning to track the Cubs signings. MLB... Read more »

Stop Me If You've Heard This One...

Stop Me If You've Heard This One...
The Cubs claimed LHP Ian Clarkin off waivers from the White Sox today: The #Cubs today claimed LHP Ian Clarkin off waivers from the White Sox. pic.twitter.com/wEuZPW9kTI — Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) January 16, 2019 They did the same in November: The #Cubs today announced the following roster moves: pic.twitter.com/QLPEPXJKgR — Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) November 21,... Read more »

Update on salary arbitration process

Update on salary arbitration process
Today marks the day when clubs and representatives for arbitration eligible players present their requested salary figures for the 2019 season and schedule an arbitration hearing date for early February. As this is the first day when both sides can see what the other is asking for in the process, many deals are struck today that... Read more »
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With an eye toward 2020 pitching depth, Cubs sign rehabbing starter Kendall Graveman

With an eye toward 2020 pitching depth, Cubs sign rehabbing starter Kendall Graveman
For the second year in a row the Cubs decide to bring in a pitcher currently rehabbing from Tommy John surgery. Last year it was Drew Smyly on a guaranteed $10M deal over two years ($3M in 2018, $7M in 2019). This year they’ve chosen Kendall Graveman for a deal. It represents much less risk... Read more »

Addison Russell; Pat Hughes signs extension; Minor League deals

Addison Russell; Pat Hughes signs extension; Minor League deals
Further allegations against Addison Russell On Tuesday, the mother of one of Addison Russell’s children posted details on Instagram alleging the Cubs shortstop’s failure to pay child support. Screenshots from @MalEngstrom’s Instagram page detailing interactions with #AddisonRussell in regards to their daughter. She says she was paid about $600 of child support in quarters and... Read more »

Cubs Offseason Tracker

Cubs Offseason Tracker
Transactions Additions 2019 Options exercised: Cole Hamels (team), Jose Quintana (team), Pedro Strop (team), Brandon Kintzler (player) Via Trade: RHP Rowan Wick Re-signed: LHP Kyle Ryan (MiLB FA signed to MLB deal) Non-40 Man Roster Additions: OF Johnny Field (waivers), LHP Jerry Vasto (waivers) Subtractions Traded: LHP Drew Smyly, 2B Tommy La Stella, 3B Jason... Read more »
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Cubs tender 2019 contract to Addison Russell

Cubs tender 2019 contract to Addison Russell
First the statement from Russell: And now the statement from Epstein: I’ve made my stance clear on this matter over the past couple of months, and only have a few things to add. First, let me say that in my opinion the public apology, and acceptance of responsibility by Russell was long past due. Everyone will need to... Read more »