Player Acquisition Cost: 2B Chase Utley

The trade deadline has come and gone, but it doesn’t necessarily mean the wheeling and dealing is over. The Cubs have been rumored to be interested in Chase Utley of the Philadelphia Phillies to add a boost to their sputtering offense. If the Phillies place Utley on waivers, a deal could be made, let’s take […]


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Cubs Player Profile: RHP Tommy Hunter

With rumors swirling that the Cubs were working on a major deal between themselves and the San Diego Padres for RHP Tyson Ross and RHP Craig Kimbrel, the club opted at the deadline to deal instead for RHP Tommy Hunter of the Baltimore Orioles to shore up the bullpen. Let’s take a look at who […]


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Cubs Player Profile: RHP Dan Haren

Looking to fill a need in the rotation before the end of the non-waiver trade deadline, the Cubs made their first acquisition a couple of hours before the cut-off and picked up veteran RHP Dan Haren for minor leaguers SS Elliot Soto and RHP Ivan Pineyro. Let’s take a look how Dan Haren fits in […]


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Cubs Month in Review – July 2015

Even with a winning record for the month, July has been somewhat of a disappointment. The Cubs slipped to a game behind the Giants for the second wild card spot due to an 8-7 record after the All-Star break in 15 games against some poor teams. With just two months to go, the club appears […]


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Player Acquisition Cost: LHP David Price

Will they or won’t they? That’s a question on every Cubs fans mind when it comes to the trade deadline and David Price of the Detroit Tigers. With prizes like Ben Zobrist, Tyler Clippard and Jonathan Papelbon already off the board, some are wondering when the Cubs are going to get their turn on the […]


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Player Acquisition Cost: RHP Ian Kennedy

With less than a week remaining before the deadline, the buyers and sellers are becoming more clearly defined. It’s been no secret that the Cubs are looking for more pitching depth as the fifth starter pitcher position has seen five pitchers make starts so far already. The Cubs front office has shown a preference for […]


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Player Acquisition Cost: RHP James Shields

As we race closer to the deadline, another Padres pitcher James Shields has popped up on the Cubs radar. The front office showed interest in signing RHP James Shields prior to the season and reportedly finished in second place for his services. With San Diego looking to deal some of their more expensive talent to […]


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Player Acquisition Cost: RHP Tyson Ross

With injuries or ineffectiveness affecting Chicago Cubs pitchers like Jason Hammel, Tsuyoshi Wada, Travis Wood and Jacob Turner, there’s no doubt the pitching depth has been tested this year. Those issues have caused the front office to be on the lookout for controllable young arms on the trade market and one rumored name they are […]


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Player Acquisition Cost: OF Will Venable

As the offense continues to slump and the left field and center field situation suddenly in flux, the Cubs are on the lookout for an upgrade at either position. One name currently circling around the rumor mill is Will Venable, whose left-handed bat and career .257 average against righties could be a nice addition. Let’s […]


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Player Acquisition Cost: RHP Dan Haren

Jason Hammel has arguably been the Cubs best pitcher so far and his hamstring injury has cast quite a cloud over an already weakened rotation. While Hammel is expected to make his next start after the All-Star break, there’s no telling if he will be recovered by then. If not, the front office is likely […]


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