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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Cubs Player Profile: Jason Hammel

At the start of the Winter Meetings, the Cubs struck first and signed a free agent pitcher, but not the one everyone was waiting for. Jason Hammel is obviously not the pitcher that Jon Lester is, but he does improve the ball club and his two-year, $20 million deal with a club option for a […]

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Cubs Position Analysis – Relief Pitchers

In our final installment of the season in review series we take a look at the Cubs best asset from last season; relief pitching. Going into the year, the front office wasn’t quite sure what they had in their bullpen. All they knew was they had a lot of young arms with some they had […]

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Cubs Position Analysis – Starting Pitchers

A strength for the Cubs the year before with a 3.97 ERA, starting pitching was an absolute rollercoaster for the team last season totaling a 50-63 record, 798 strikeouts in 927 innings with a 4.11 ERA and 1.31 WHIP. The Cubs were among the best in the league at the beginning of the year, but […]

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