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Left Handed Reliever Xavier Cedeño Signs With Cubs

Left Handed Reliever Xavier Cedeño Signs With Cubs
The Cubs finally added a lefty to the bullpen mix signing Xavier Cedeño to a one-year deal Tuesday. According to the Athletic’s Patrick Mooney, the contract is valued at $900,000 and is not guaranteed. The Cubs opened camp hoping to add another reliever who would fit within their budget and landed Xavier Cedeño with a... Read more »

Cubs Sign Reliever George Kontos to Minor League Deal

Cubs Sign Reliever George Kontos to Minor League Deal
The Cubs added another veteran reliever Friday, agreeing to a minor-league deal with George Kontos. Kontos, an Illinois native. has played most of his career for the San Francisco Giants. Bruce Levine of 670 the Score was the first to break the news. Chicago Cubs and reliever George Kontos in agreement on minor league deal.... Read more »

Cubs Sign Daniel Descalso

Cubs Sign Daniel Descalso
After rumors last week, the Cubs have signed utility infielder Daniel Descalso to a two-year contract. The contract was reported to be for $5 million with an option for a third year. According to Ken Rosenthal the contract could be worth as much as $8.25 million with incentives. Option for 2021 in Descalso’s contract with... Read more »
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Rumors: Nothing "Imminent" For Cubs As Winter Meetings Begin

Rumors: Nothing "Imminent" For Cubs As Winter Meetings Begin
The time has come, the annual MLB Winter Meetings got underway in Las Vegas on Monday. Four days in which team executives and player agents can meet and start serious negotiations for sought after free-agents. This week is when the hot stove reaches full temperature, so let’s check the rumor mill. Cubs Rumors GM Jed... Read more »

Luis Valbuena, 33, dies in car accident

Luis Valbuena, 33, dies in car accident
A late night car accident in Venezuela claimed the life of former Cubs infielder Luis Valbuena. The crash occurred after a Winter League game. Former Major League infielder Jose Castillo was also killed. Valbuena spent three seasons in a Cubs uniform (2012-14), becoming one of the most productive waiver claims in organization’s recent history. Known... Read more »

Morrow questionable for Opening Day; Cubs finalize coaching staff; Cubs rumor mill remains quiet as Winter Meeting approach

Morrow questionable for Opening Day; Cubs finalize coaching staff; Cubs rumor mill remains quiet as Winter Meeting approach
Brandon Morrow Underwent Offseason Elbow Surgery The need to add a bullpen arm has become more acute with word received today that on November 6th oft-injured closer Brandon Morrow underwent arthroscopic surgery on his right elbow. Theo Epstein says he expects the hard-throwing right-hander to miss the beginning of the season. Theo Epstein says Brandon Morrow... Read more »
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Taking Stock and Looking Forward: The Outfield

Taking Stock and Looking Forward: The Outfield
As we continue our ongoing delve into the various areas of haves, wants, and needs of our beloved Cubs, I turn my attention to the outfield. I began this series with a look at the bullpen situation because I feel that unit has the most question marks and may receive the most attention, at least... Read more »

Wrapping Things Up - Cubs Den Prediction Contest Results and a New Champion

Wrapping Things Up - Cubs Den Prediction Contest Results and a New Champion
Sooooo….that was a weird season. Safe to say that the 2018 season didn’t exactly go as planned for any of us. It was a strange year to be a Cubs fan. The team was terrible enough to win 95 games. Cubs fans called for Joe Maddon to be fired, as his team won 95 games.... Read more »

Taking Stock and Looking Forward: The Bullpen

Taking Stock and Looking Forward: The Bullpen
The Cubs offseason is off to a start I don’t think any of us expected. A coaching carousel, reports of financial constraints, and rumors of discord within the clubhouse have chipped away at our utopian visions of baseball domination. We were supposed to sign Bryce Harper and Manny Machado, trade our spare parts for Jacob... Read more »
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Making Sense (?) of an Odd Start to the Offseason

Making Sense (?) of an Odd Start to the Offseason
  As the GM Meetings get underway, I thought it would be a good idea to reflect on the peculiar beginning to this offseason for our favorite franchise. Not all the particular moves and news (Michael has been Johnny-on-the-spot with that, thanks again!) but more of an overview of what it could foretell going forward.... Read more »