Category: trades

Cubs Trade Samardzija, Hammel To A's For Addison Russell

Cubs Trade Samardzija, Hammel To A's For Addison Russell
UPDATE  11: 30 PM (J0hn): I’ve had two names thrown at me for the PTBNL, the first was Raul Alcantara but that seems unlikely if Keith Law is right, who said that the PTBNL won’t change the value of the deal.  A second, unconfirmed name I got was Dustin Driver, who is a power pitcher... Read more »

Quick Hits: Toronto Prospects

The Jeff Samardzija rumors are still swirling around. Toronto was the hot destination for a while before other teams joined in the fray. I decided to take some time and compile a few opinions on some prospects. We’ll start with Toronto first since they seemed to be the most aggressive pursuers of Samardzija. I’m going... Read more »

Cubs Q&A with Comcast Sports Net's Patrick Mooney: Resources, Trade candidates, and Draft

Cubs Q&A with Comcast Sports Net's Patrick Mooney: Resources, Trade candidates, and Draft
We get the chance to talk Cubs with Comcast Sports Net’s Patrick Mooney.  Mooney is doing some great work covering the Cubs and is a favorite of ours. Included below some of Patrick’s answers are links to his work, covering the topics even further. We talk front office resources, trade candidates, and the draft. TL:... Read more »
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Should the Cubs consider dealing Javier Baez and other thoughts on the rebuilding process

Should the Cubs consider dealing Javier Baez and other thoughts on the rebuilding process
Most of you know I’m on board with the rebuilding process.  I completely understand the need to build a foundation and produce a steady stream of talent in the minor leagues so that you don’t have to spend big on free agency every year.  Cubs fans need to be patient.  I get it and I’ve... Read more »

The Cubs trade Tony Campana to the D'Backs for 2 DSL pitching prospects

The Cubs trade Tony Campana to the D'Backs for 2 DSL pitching prospects
UPDATE (3:05): Added video on both pitchers (h/t Cubs ML) plus some scouting reports from Diamondback’s International Scouting Director Carlos Gomez… The Cubs dealt Tony Campana to the Arizona Diamondbacks for two low-level minor league pitchers, RHPs Erick Leal and Jesus Castillo. Jed Hoyer said that the 17 year old RHPs, both signed out of... Read more »

Cubs acquire Marcelo Carreno as PTBNL for Jeff Baker

Cubs acquire Marcelo Carreno as PTBNL for Jeff Baker
Update 10:45 AM: I asked Jim Callis of BA and he told me that Carreno can now hit the low 90s with sink.  He’s currently listed at 6’1″, 205 lbs and so there’s not much projection left.  Secondaries are okay and probably doesn’t make Cubs top 30.  Considering he was ranked 11th and 17th on... Read more »
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Theo/Jed Early Progress Report: Evaluating Trades (Part 1 in 5 part series)

Theo/Jed Early Progress Report: Evaluating Trades (Part 1 in 5 part series)
When I was in school, we used to get progress reports before the official report cards came out.  Usually for me, this was about the time to get serious and make that late spring drive to get the grades up to snuff and keep the summer free for maximum baseball playing.   The only grade... Read more »

Cubs Trade Dempster to the Rangers for 3B prospect Villanueva and RHP Hendricks

Cubs Trade Dempster to the Rangers for 3B prospect Villanueva and RHP Hendricks
Both players are at the Class A level… Here’s a quick scouting report… Kyle Hendricks , 22, is a an advanced 4-5 pitch guy with a low 90s fastball, though some recent reports have it it in the high 80s.  He’s also developed a good cutter and a solid change-up.  His best calling card, however, maybe... Read more »

Cubs wheel and deal: Maholm, Johnson traded to the Braves for Arodys Vizcaino; Soto To Rangers

Cubs wheel and deal: Maholm, Johnson traded to the Braves for Arodys Vizcaino; Soto To Rangers
The Cubs made two trades with the bigger one being one that involved Paul Maholm and Reed Johnson going to the Braves for Arodys Vizcaino and Jaye Chapman.  Vizcaino is the prize here. Chapman is more than likely a middle reliever. Here is what one American League scout had to say about Chapman, He’s a 4A up/down... Read more »
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Cubs acquire RHP Randall Delgado for Ryan Dempster. Maybe.

Cubs acquire RHP Randall Delgado for Ryan Dempster.  Maybe.
UPDATE  2:47 PM: David Kaplan, who has been all over this, quotes a great source that says deal not official yet.  Ryan Dempster also tweeted the following, “THERE IS NO TRADE dont know where this info came from! In a deal that developed rather suddenly, the Cubs have acquired 22 year old RHP Randall Delgado... Read more »