Tag: Alex Cobb

The Den Podcast - Ep 19: The Cold Stove and Mailbag

The Den Podcast - Ep 19: The Cold Stove and Mailbag
Jared and Myles get together to talk about the lack of movement this offseason and answer your questions from the The Den Mailbag. They also get into why Jared just recently saw both The Force Awakens and Rogue One (unacceptable).

The Frozen Hot Stove

The Frozen Hot Stove
Mother Nature has provided the perfect metaphor for this offseason with the deep freeze this past week. It is hard to talk about much else since one of our favorite pastimes in the winter months has been so boring, but it isn’t just our imagination that this previous year’s activity was different. # of @mlbtraderumors... Read more »

If Not Yu, Who?

If Not Yu, Who?
On Monday, I wrongly predicted to a few friends that the Cubs would be announcing their signing of Yu Darvish by the end of the day on Wednesday. Such is the confidence sprung from the front office flying to Texas to meet with him and his sort of cryptic tweet afterward. But the day after... Read more »
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The Case for Making a Splash Now (And for Yu Darvish)

The Case for Making a Splash Now (And for Yu Darvish)
There have been two large schools of thought on the Cubs offseason. One has been that the Cubs should execute a cautious approach. This approach is what the Cubs offseason has largely looked like so far. They have chosen to invest in short term deals with slightly higher AAV committed to the players. They have... Read more »

Taking Stock of the Rumor Mill

Taking Stock of the Rumor Mill
The winter meetings are here, and with them comes the inevitable flurry of free agency and trade activity. The Cubs still have gaps to fill, and as things stand currently, there are a couple of possibilities looming. First, there’s the rumored signing of former Rays pitcher Alex Cobb. This has lingered in the air for... Read more »

What Now?

What Now?
The two biggest dominoes fell in less than 24 hours to finally break the logjam that has been the 2017-2018 off-season. The Cubs were reportedly a possibility for each of Shohei Ohtani and Giancarlo Stanton, but instead each went to an AL team as the hot stove might finally heat up. The extent of the... Read more »
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Looking at Tampa's possible interest in Soto

Looking at Tampa's possible interest in Soto
According to the Tampa Bay Times, the Rays are looking for a catcher.  The Cubs have 2, maybe 3 starting caliber catchers with Geovany Soto being the guy the Cubs would be most likely to trade. Unfortunately, Soto is off to a slow start and doesn’t have the kind of consistent track record that makes... Read more »