Posts tagged "Trade Deadline"

Trade Deadline Aftermath and Thank You

Trade Deadline Aftermath and Thank You
So I just spent the past two days, pretty much, at a retreat west of Chicago for my job.  In case you didn’t know, I am a science teacher for a Chicago charter high school and I take my job there very seriously.  This blog is my hobby, and also the hobby of my friends... Read more »

Buy all the International Free Agents: Rusney Castillo (UPDATE: Cubs among interested)

Buy all the International Free Agents: Rusney Castillo (UPDATE: Cubs among interested)
Another non-Cubs baseball day, another speculation piece.  It seems that one of the latest Cuban defectors, Rusney Castillo, will hold a showcase for scouts next week.  It sounds like the Orioles and the Dodgers are linked to Rusney so far, but I wouldn’t be surprised if the Cubs went to scout him as well.  You... Read more »

Soler Should be First of the Core 4 to the Majors (UPDATE: WILL be)

Soler Should be First of the Core 4 to the Majors (UPDATE: WILL be)
Can we just be honest. Jorge Soler will be a complete bust. #Cubs — Fred Fenster (@Fensterflip) June 29, 2014 None of the Core Four’s stock has taken as big of a hit as Jorge Soler. Albert Almora and Javier Baez have both underperformed so far this year, but by being able to stay on... Read more »
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Cubs Counting Their Trade Chips (UPDATE: Teams in the mix)

Cubs Counting Their Trade Chips (UPDATE: Teams in the mix)
With the MLB Trade Deadline quickly approaching, rumors are starting to come out in quick order about who may or may not be on the market. For the Chicago Cubs, those pieces start with their starting pitchers Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel. Other players who the Cubs might be dangling based on their play so... Read more »

Cubs Call Up Junior Lake. Precursor or Temporary Fill?

Cubs Call Up Junior Lake. Precursor or Temporary Fill?
Today the Chicago Cubs made a move some fans have been waiting for; they called up third baseman Junior Lake. When news of the move was first announced, there was no corresponding move mentioned to go with Lake’s arrival. That led to thoughts about a trade possibly being close, with the most thought of name... Read more »

Fans Wonder if Recent Hot Stretch Should Halt Trade Talk

Fans Wonder if Recent Hot Stretch Should Halt Trade Talk
With the current hot stretch the Chicago Cubs have been in, many fans are getting starry eyed and believing that this team is much closer to contending than originally thought this year. The Cubs have climbed the mountain and have brought themselves to only eight games under .500 and nine games out of the second... Read more »
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You Be the General Manager

You Be the General Manager
With today being an off day for the Chicago Cubs, we are allowed time to sit back and think about some of the upcoming trades that are likely to come, despite Theo Epstein saying the chances are 50/50. With the trades, there will also be a number of roster moves that will be made. There... Read more »