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What to expect from the Cubs in the 2013 Winter Meetings

What to expect from the Cubs in the 2013 Winter Meetings
With all the trades and major signings and trades so far, in some ways it feels like the winter meetings have already begun.  That isn’t necessarily true of the Cubs, who have picked up potential role players in backup catcher George Kottaras and LH reliever Wesley Wright as well as players who will provide depth... Read more »

Winter Meetings Thread: McDonald, Navarro, Kazmir, non-tenders and other notes

Winter Meetings Thread: McDonald, Navarro, Kazmir, non-tenders and other notes
Today seems as good as any day to start our Winter Meetings thread, which are actually about a week away.  That doesn’t mean things can’t happen until then.  It’s safe to assume the Cubs have laid down some groundwork during the GM meetings and it’s possible teams may want to strike before the meetings start,... Read more »

Winter Meetings Day 2 Preview: Cubs could get creative at 3B, Rule 5 trade an option

Winter Meetings Day 2 Preview: Cubs could get creative at 3B, Rule 5 trade an option
The Cubs didn’t get a deal done as of this writing, but we learned a lot about what to expect.  It isn’t much different than our original preview.  It also mirrors what we talked about on our “Rebuilding the Cubs” article. The Cubs have 3 roster spots open for now and will lose one once... Read more »
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The Domino effect: What Pujols, Wilson signings means for the Cubs

The Domino effect: What Pujols, Wilson signings means for the Cubs
Well, perhaps Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer haven’t been quite as idle as we think they’ve been.  By staying in the race for Albert Pujols — or at least allowing people to think they were in the race, he was able to drive the best hitter off the best team in the NL Central.  The... Read more »

Cub Winter Meetings Notes 12/8: Darvish, Garza, Johnson, Rule 5 Draft

Cub Winter Meetings Notes 12/8: Darvish, Garza, Johnson, Rule 5 Draft
Things began to get a little interesting late last night, although not all of it was good news for the Cubs.  Here’s a few tidbits to start the day and keep our fingers crossed that this will be the day the Cubs finally do something.  David DeJesus was a nice, solid signing…but we need more... Read more »

Cubs and Rangers talking about Matt Garza

Cubs and Rangers talking about Matt Garza
Per Bruce Levine, the Cubs and Rangers have started talks on the possibility of trading Matt Garza for top prospects — but they aren’t close on anything yet. The Rangers are expected to lose CJ Wilson to their division rivals Los Angeles Angels.  There are other top pitchers on the market such as Gio Gonzalez,... Read more »
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Cubs News and Notes: Pena, Pujols, Zambrano, Soriano, Headley

Lots of buzz going on with Albert Pujols but still nothing much on the Cubs.  I’m hoping that Pujols is the first domino to fall, then Fielder, then the rest will follow… The Marlins started getting pretty serious about Albert Pujols last night, and according to one rumor, may have offered as much as 10... Read more »

Cubs make a bid for Pujols, but do they prefer Fielder?

Cubs make a bid for Pujols, but do they prefer Fielder?
The drama at first base continues as the Cubs reportedly have made an offer to Albert Pujols though his agent Dan Lozano. It was known yesterday that the too met but Epstein coyly said that the Cubs were talking about Rodrigo Lopez, “You see [Pujols' agent] going into someone’s room,it’s not always that you’re there... Read more »

Rumors aside, Cubs 1B in 2012 will likely be LaHair

Rumors aside, Cubs 1B in 2012 will likely be LaHair
After a wild day of speculation where Theo Epstein met with Albert Pujols’ agent and the number of suitors for Prince Fielder seemed to dwindle down even further, after all is said and done, the Cubs’ first baseman in 2012 may be a guy who’s already on the 40 man roster. Bryan LaHair met with... Read more »
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Theo Talks: Pujols, Lopez, Sveum, and other Cubs notes

Theo Talks: Pujols, Lopez, Sveum, and other Cubs notes
So this is the first full day of the Winter Meetings and the Cubs are still in the talking stage.  They’re not coming out aggressively but as described by the Sun-Times’ Joe Cowley, the “Cubs have been talking to a lot of people today, but more first-round jabs as they try and get a feel... Read more »
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