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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Player Acquisition Cost: OF Gerardo Parra

Much of the focus of rumors over the past month or so for the Cubs has revolved around pitching. With Dexter Fowler currently on a two-month slump and his slash line down to .228/.306/.369 for the season, the club has realized their need for a more reliable left-handed hitting outfielder who is capable of also […]


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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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