The Trade That Time Forgot

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The first game was a bit of a nail-biter as the Chicago Cubs only won by literal inches, but Saturday night’s game was a bit more satisfactory as the Cubs won pretty comfortably to take a 2-0 lead in the NLDS.  I think the overhaul that the front office orchestrated Continue reading The Trade That Time Forgot

Cubs Trade For Aroldis Chapman (UPDATES: Official)

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As all the national guys and some Chicago beat folks continued to confirm each other’s reports, the final stages of the trade for Aroldis Chapman went down overnight and into the morning. Aroldis Chapman is now a Cub, with the #Cubs sending Torres, McKinney, Warren and one more player to Continue reading Cubs Trade For Aroldis Chapman (UPDATES: Official)

Cubs Potentially Trading For Aroldis Chapman? (UPDATES, Getting Close…Sigh)

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Holy shit…after we heard that Gleyber Torres was scratched from the lineup: Gleyber Torres, who's been scratched, was in offer to Yankees. Torres plus for chapman is on table. #cubs #yanks — Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) July 24, 2016 That’s REAL Jon Heyman, too.  Here’s I-think-he’s-real Rian, who I trust to Continue reading Cubs Potentially Trading For Aroldis Chapman? (UPDATES, Getting Close…Sigh)

Try Not To Suck as Spring Trade Winds Blow

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As is usually the case with the Chicago Cubs these days, intrepid manager Joe Maddon has a new slogan to rally the troops: Mr. Maddon modeling the shirt: pic.twitter.com/T9gYJSZPJH — Tony Andracki (@TonyAndracki23) March 6, 2016 It’s a simple enough message (you can buy the T-shirt here), and if you’ve Continue reading Try Not To Suck as Spring Trade Winds Blow

Cubs Trade Castro to the Yankees

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With the signing of Ben Zobrist you knew that there was another move to be made to clear room, and the Chicago Cubs wasted no time in making one. Starlin Castro has been traded to the New York Yankees. Told that Castro to #Yankees has been agreed upon, but not Continue reading Cubs Trade Castro to the Yankees

The Unfortunate Side Effect of Being Loaded

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Wednesday afternoon, Chicago Cubs infield prospect Jeimer Candelario was voted into the final spot on the East Division squad for the Arizona Fall League’s Fall Stars Game.  This is quite a nice addition to the resume for Candelario, who has been quietly lighting it up in the Cubs’ lower minors as he’s Continue reading The Unfortunate Side Effect of Being Loaded

And here…we…go! (Cubs Trade Deadline Updates Galore)

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First up: Dan Haren! Source: Haren to Cubs from Marlins. — Gordon Wittenmyer (@GDubCub) July 31, 2015 Looks like the Chicago Cubs will send the Miami Marlins a couple of minor leaguers per multiple sources: Recap: Mark Lowe to Jays for three unnamed minor-lgrs, Dan Haren to Cubs for two Continue reading And here…we…go! (Cubs Trade Deadline Updates Galore)

I’m OK

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In the face of a rather disappointing stretch of Chicago Cubs baseball, I’ve been okay.  Yeah, the offense is inconsistent.  Yeah, the Cubs could probably use a better bullpen or fifth starter, especially with the Dallas Beeler debacles and the Neil Ramirez gesundheit injury.  But through it all, there have Continue reading I’m OK

Leverage For Amateur Baseball Players

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Yesterday, I blogged up my thoughts on what teams like the Chicago Cubs might consider trying transactions-wise in the wake of Major League Baseball’s announcement that teams could trade their recent draftees sooner.  While this isn’t necessarily the same as direct trading of draft picks like in other professional sports, Continue reading Leverage For Amateur Baseball Players

Cubs about to Trade Emilio Bonifacio

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The other day, news came out that Theo Epstein expected to make a trade within the next 48 hours Theo Epstein expects to make a deal in next 48 hours,talks about interest in this yrs FA class #Cubs: http://t.co/gGk9iHgn2J — JIM BOWDEN (@JimBowdenESPNxm) July 29, 2014 Jed Hoyer followed that Continue reading Cubs about to Trade Emilio Bonifacio