Posts tagged "Trade"

Random Thoughts about Jacob Turner and Felix Doubront (Update-Cubs Claim)

Random Thoughts about Jacob Turner and Felix Doubront (Update-Cubs Claim)
Early in the trade season a discussion popped up on twitter about the return for Jason Hammel. Many of us looked to the Scott Feldman trade as a model that the Cubs might look to emulate. As a fun thought experiment I searched through major league roster looking for a Jake Arrieta type pickup. Two... Read more »

James Russell and Emilio Bonifacio traded to the Braves

James Russell and Emilio Bonifacio traded to the Braves
James Russell and Emilio Bonifacio were the last Cubs players to be moved before the non-waiver trade deadline. The range of emotions that happened as news broke very slowly was interesting. From Atlanta RT @mlbbowman: Confirmed: The #Braves have acquired Emilio Bonafacio and LHP James Russell from the Cubs. — Bruce Miles (@BruceMiles2112) July 31,... Read more »

Jonathan Martinez is PTBNL in Darwin Barney Trade

Jonathan Martinez is PTBNL in Darwin Barney Trade
Jonathan Martinez is the PTBNL in the Darwin Barney trade. It is somewhat surprising that this has happened on a number of levels. First is the fact that Jonathan Martinez is more than just an organizational filler type. The second is that there was a fair bit of smoke that it was Jonathan Martinez when... Read more »
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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 »