Cubs Player Profile: Dexter Fowler

As the Cubs Convention closed and with fan interest at the highest of the decade, the front office continued their tinkering and added switch hitting outfielder Dexter Fowler from the Astros in exchange for INF Luis Valbuena and RHP Dan Straily. Let’s take a closer look at Dexter Fowler and what caused the Cubs to […]


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Cubs Player Profile: Chris Denorfia

With the Cubs on the hunt for outfield depth as left and center remain largely unsettled, the team made a move on New Year’s Eve, agreeing to terms with Chris Denorfia on a one-year, $2.5 million deal. At first glance, it’s hard to fathom what value the Cubs will get out of a player who […]


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Cubs Player Profile: Mike Kickham

In a seemingly endless roster shuffle in the days prior to the holiday, the Cubs claimed LHP Mike Kickham off of waivers from the San Francisco Giants. The Cubs lost C/1B Ryan Lavarnway and OF/1B Shane Peterson to waiver claims after trying to sneak them into the minors. Let’s take a look at Mike Kickham […]


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Cubs Player Profile: Shane Peterson

In addition to the Cubs claiming catcher Ryan Lavarnway off waivers from the Dodgers, the club also announced the claim of outfielder Shane Peterson off waivers from the Oakland A’s. With the front office stating they were on the lookout for additional outfield depth, let’s take a look why Shane Peterson piqued their interest. The […]


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Cubs Player Profile: Ryan Lavarnway

Shortly before the news leaked the Cubs had agreed to terms on a two-year contract with David Ross, the Cubs announced that they had acquired another catcher when they claimed Ryan Lavarnway off of waivers from the Dodgers. With four catchers now on the 40-man roster and another in the fold, let’s take a look […]


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Cubs Player Profile: David Ross

Veteran leadership and improved talent at the catcher position was high on the Cubs wish list this off-season and with the signing of Jon Lester’s former caddy David Ross to a two-year, $5 million deal to go along with the trade for Miguel Montero, it appears the makeover is complete. Let’s take a look at […]


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Cubs Player Profile: Tommy La Stella

Considering all the Cubs have accomplished lately, it’s easy to see why that the trade of RHP Arodys Vizcaino to the Atlanta Braves for INF Tommy La Stella, that was made in November got lost in the shuffle. Let’s take a look at what might have made the Cubs acquire him and how he could […]


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Cubs Player Profile: Jason Motte

On the heels of the Jon Lester press conference, the Cubs dipped into the free agent market again and signed former St. Louis Cardinals closer Jason Motte to a one-year deal for $4.5 million with incentives that could make the deal worth $7 million. Let’s take a look at what Motte brings to the table […]


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Cubs Player Profile: Jon Lester

With multiple media outlets reporting the Cubs were looking to spend money this off-season to improve the rotation, Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer did exactly that when the front office agreed to terms with Jon Lester after an agonizingly long process to a staggering six years and $155 million contract. Let’s take a look what […]


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Cubs Player Profile: Miguel Montero

After signing pitcher Jason Hammel to a free agent deal on day one of the winter meetings, the Cubs continued filling holes and acquired catcher Miguel Montero from the Arizona Diamondbacks in a trade for minor league pitchers Zack Godley and Jefferson Mejia. The Cubs will take on all of the remaining $40 million owed […]


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