Player Acquisition Cost: RHP Tom Koehler

As the trade deadline approaches and the likelihood of a trade for starting pitching being made by the front office, we’re starting to get a clearer picture of what the Cubs are looking for. Reports have suggested that the club is looking for a pitcher with more than a year control and some upside rather […]


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Cubs Month in Review – June 2015

As the Cubs near the halfway mark of the season, we are starting to get a clearer picture of who this team is and where they may be going. It’s clear that the club is much improved over a year ago, but after a sweep at the hands of division leader and rival the St. […]


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Player Acquisition Cost: LHP Steven Matz

In all of our past profiles, we’ve focused on Major League players that the Cubs could target in an effort to improve their club and qualify for the post-season. In this profile, we focus on Steven Matz, a left-handed pitching prospect for the New York Mets. Matz’s name has come up in rumors lately thanks […]


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Player Acquisition Cost: RHP Sonny Gray

As the Cubs young players continue to improve so has their overall record and the possibility of them playing in the post-season. The front office has made it no secret that they are looking for pitching to ensure them a place in the playoffs, but the kind that has multiple years of control. That control […]


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Player Acquisition Cost: LHP Scott Kazmir

The Cubs have been a roll lately looking more like the team they did in April, than the one they were in May. The team has gone back to winning in dramatic walk-off fashion thanks to some improved pitching in the rotation and in the bullpen. The bullpen improvement over the last couple of weeks […]


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Player Acquisition Cost: LHP Oliver Perez

It was rather puzzling this off-season when the Chicago Cubs front office non-tendered Wesley Wright and made no effort to sign a left-hander in free agency. Instead, the team decided to attempt the role with high upside young arms from within their system or off the scrap heap from other teams. It wasn’t until the […]


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Player Acquisition Cost: LHP Cole Hamels

Rumors have swirled about potential interest by the Cubs in Cole Hamels since the last summer. With the team looking to contend, thanks to a host of young hitters on the cusp and a system lacking in high end pitching prospects, it’s been no secret that the front office has been looking for a high-end […]


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Player Acquisition Cost: RHP Jonathan Papelbon

It’s no secret that the Cubs bullpen has been struggling and with the team currently four games over .500, upgrades are necessary if they hope to continue stay above the mark. Jonathan Papelbon comes with a long track record of success in the closer position and owns the distinction of being drafted by the Cubs […]


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Cubs Month in Review – May 2015

If April was an announcement of an improved Chicago Cubs, May has shown a team that still has some issues before it becomes a full-blown contender. The offense and pitching couldn’t get on the same page, as the first half of the month saw the offense batting .254 and pitching to a 4.79 ERA while […]


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Player Acquisition Cost: INF/OF Ben Zobrist

As the weather warms in June, so do the validity of trade rumors in baseball. With an above .500 record and the Cubs sitting in second place in their division, the team finds themselves as buyers instead of sellers for the first time in the Theo Epstein regime. The next on the list is someone […]


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