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Update: Dodgers sign Puig for 7 yrs, $42M; Soler coming soon? Dodgers scouting LaHair

Update: Dodgers sign Puig for 7 yrs, $42M; Soler coming soon? Dodgers scouting LaHair
Some news and notes to go with your morning cup of coffee… UPDATE:  According to MLB.com’s Jessie Sanchez. The Dodgers forked over $40M to sign Puig.  That number is staggering to me because I’ve been told that not many scouts have seen him play.  Dodgers are probably eager to make a splash with new ownership and... Read more »

Cubs Recap: Wells battles, offense blows chances

Cubs Recap: Wells battles, offense blows chances
Randy Wells wasn’t terribly sharp (walked five in five innings) in his return to the rotation. However, he did manage to get himself out of trouble and keep the Cubs in the game by giving up only 2 runs. The Cubs offense was the real culprit today as they left 12 men on base. Alfonso... Read more »

Hoyer says Cubs looking for pen help, Wells not happy again

Hoyer says Cubs looking for pen help, Wells not happy again
It was a busy, busy Thursday for the Cubs, and for John as well. It sounds like Jed Hoyer and the Cubs want to stay busy this last week of spring training. John and I have both been hearing that the Cubs were still shopping for bullpen help.  Hoyer confirms that is the focus.  ‘‘We’re... Read more »
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Cubs Notes: Game Recap and Trade Rumors

Cubs Notes: Game Recap and Trade Rumors
There’s been so much news that there’s hardly been time to wind down.  Well do a quick game recap and then rundown as you scroll down, a couple of trade rumors I’m hearing. Game Recap Pitching Chris Volstad got hit hard today but it wasn’t as if he was throwing meatballs up there.  He showed... Read more »

Shocker: Randy Wells, Casey Coleman sent to AAA

Shocker: Randy Wells, Casey Coleman sent to AAA
Carrie Muskat tweeted this just a few minutes ago…  Randy Wells sent to Minors. I’m still having trouble with that one sinking in.  I can only imagine what Wells is thinking.  As we said yesterday, he’s had two solid years followed by an injury plagued one last season.  He did, however, finish strong and followed... Read more »

Samardzija's start today could determine his role as Cubs move to finalize roster

Samardzija's start today could determine his role as Cubs move to finalize roster
We’re all assuming Jeff Samardzija has a spot in the rotation all but wrapped but that may not be the case. According to Dale Sveum, “Performance is everything. We have decisions to make tonight and part of his performance today will have something to do with those decisions.” It’s no coincidence that the Cubs have... Read more »
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Cubs have quietly built depth, trade flexibility

Cubs have quietly built depth, trade flexibility
It’s not quite the hot stove season or the trade deadline, but the last week of spring tends to generate some interesting trade activity.  Teams have had a chance to look at what they have in camp.  Sometimes they realize they’re going to be short at certain positions.  Sometimes a young player hasn’t made the... Read more »

Sveum says Volstad in rotation and 5-6 spots in bullpen have been decided

Sveum says Volstad in rotation and 5-6 spots in bullpen have been decided
Some interesting news regarding the Cubs 2012 pitching staff just came into light via a couple of tweets from Jim Bowden of ESPN. The first tweet addressed the rotation… Dale Sveum told me the Cubs starting rotation will be Dempster, Garza, Volstad, Maholm with the 5th spot still open for grades. And then this regarding... Read more »

NL scout's take on Cubs camp

NL scout's take on Cubs camp
Talked with a NL scout that had a mixed take on the Cubs camp thus far. Let’s take a look at the good and the bad. The good The scout told me that Dale Sveum and his coaching staff are turning heads all over the league. Many are impressed with their teaching ability, as well... Read more »
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Could Randy Wells be the pitcher the Cubs trade this spring?

Could Randy Wells be the pitcher the Cubs trade this spring?
We’ve heard so many rumors this offseason about the possibility of trading Matt Garza, but it seemed from the start that it wasn’t something the Cubs were eager to do.  He’s not untouchable, but the Cubs set a lofty price for him.  It’s an indication of how much they value their 28 year old starter.... Read more »
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