Posts tagged "Trade"

The Huston Street trade makes one ponder the Cubs reliever trade value

The Huston Street trade makes one ponder the Cubs reliever trade value
Last night, while the Cubs were quietly bleeding away a victory to the Arizona Diamondbacks in the desert, a trade happened between two West division teams.  The San Diego Padres, led by a triumvirate of interim general managers after Josh Byrnes was fired, sent their best reliever, Huston Street, to the Los Angeles Angels in... Read more »

Jason Hammel Hug Watch (UPDATE: A's as Partners?!)

Jason Hammel Hug Watch (UPDATE: A's as Partners?!)
The bigger news than the Cubs four game winning streak pulling them to eight under .500 for the first time since April 25th was Jason Hammel. Not Jason Hammel‘s performance, which was solid but unspectacular, but his comments about being pulled from the game. Hammel: “I would have liked to have stayed out there in... Read more »

The Team Theo Power Hour

The Team Theo Power Hour
It seems that at several points every season, a faction of the Cubs fan base calls for the dismissal of Theo Epstein.  This has been the case since just after he was hired to oversee baseball operations for the Chicago Cubs, when he failed to deliver a World Series championship during his first offseason.  It’s... 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 »

Samardzija Destination: Seattle?

Samardzija Destination: Seattle?
#Mariners’ Zduriencik said today at #SABRanalytics that he still wants to add a starter. “Our ears are still open. We’ll see what happens.” — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) March 15, 2014   Admit it. If you saw this tweet your first thought was wonder if Samardzija makes the most sense. I would be a bit disappointed... Read more »

Thinking Out Loud (UPDATE: Detroit might be watching Barney, Schierholtz)

Thinking Out Loud (UPDATE: Detroit might be watching Barney, Schierholtz)
UPDATE 3/19/2014 at 10:37 AM:  Perhaps there’s some legs to this after all…   Tigers top executive watching Barney and Schierholtz. Story@670TheScore — Bruce Levine (@MLBBruceLevine) March 19, 2014 Now we wait.   From before….   While the Cubs determine whether they would like to score a run (or another run, in the case of... Read more »
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Thinking Out Loud

Thinking Out Loud
In the midst of Nelson Cruz getting shafted by free agency (partly his own fault since he refused some more lucrative deals earlier in the offseason, plus the qualifying offer from Texas), there were some interesting Twitter ramblings about Cubs bloggers and media.  Specifically, it had to do with positivity vs. negativity and the underlying... Read more »

The Future of Cubs Pitching

The Future of Cubs Pitching
The Twitters were abuzz tonight with the news that the Cincinnati Reds and pitcher Homer Bailey were progressing towards an extension.  The MLB Trade Rumors blurb suggested that it would be around six years, $100MM, and for all intents and purposes it removes Bailey from the free agent market for pitching next offseason.  I look... Read more »

Does Stealing Bonifacio Help the Cubs? (UPDATE: I guess we'll find out)

Does Stealing Bonifacio Help the Cubs? (UPDATE: I guess we'll find out)
UPDATE 2/15 at 10:41 AM: From Jesse Rogers confirming another tweet: Yes. Cubs sign Emilio Bonifacio to minor league deal, per source RT @ChiefsOrioles: @ESPNChiCubs https://t.co/H2j7MQvP9y Any truth? — Jesse Rogers (@ESPNChiCubs) February 15, 2014 This is a bit of a surprise, we knew that there would be a possibility for the Cubs to either... Read more »
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Samardzija Speculation

Samardzija Speculation
If you have been following the Chicago Cubs moves (or lack thereof) this offseason, you know that their offseason plans tend to be centering around one man, Jeff Samardzija. Whether they want trade him or continue to attempt to re-sign him, I do not believe that saying whatever the team decides to do with him... Read more »