Report: Tom Ricketts and Theo Epstein Met with Ryne Sandberg

According to a report from the Sun-Times, Ryne Sandberg had lunch Tuesday with Tom Ricketts and Theo Epstein. Sandberg told Michael Sneed that it was “just a friendly little lunch” and acknowledged he is moving back to Chicago. Sandberg did not comment further on the meeting or his future plans. Sneed reported Sandberg “is selling […]


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Scott Boras Says Cubs Have Not Approached Jake Arrieta about a Contract Extension

Jake Arrieta has put together an excellent follow up to his breakout season. Arrieta is part of the conversation for the NL Cy Young and is consistently mentioned among the elite pitchers in the game. To put it simply, Jake Arrieta is becoming a true Ace. After missing the first month of the season a […]


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Starlin Castro Reportedly Cleared Waivers

Jon Heyman reported last Friday Starlin Castro had been placed on revocable trade waivers. Heyman’s report was not confirmed. And over the last seven days, news did not surface if Castro had been claimed, pulled back or passed through waivers. According to Jon Heyman, as expected Starlin Castro cleared waivers. The Cubs talked to teams […]


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Cubs Reportedly Place Starlin Castro on Revocable Trade Waivers

According to a report from Jon Heyman, the Cubs placed Starlin Castro on revocable waivers. Heyman’s report has not been confirmed by the national media or the Cubs’ beat writers. Heyman reported Friday morning Castro’s “name hit the revocable waiver wire a couple of days ago.” Heyman did not provide an exact date but did […]


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Front Office Continues to Explore Options to Add Veteran Players to Cubs Roster

The front office continues to explore ways to improve the big league roster with 11 days left before the waiver trade deadline. The Cubs would like to add veteran players to the bench and pitching staff according to Bruce Levine. Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer like internal options that will be recalled when rosters expand […]


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Report: Phillies Unlikely to Trade Chase Utley

According to a report from Howard Eskin, Phillies’ GM Ruben Amaro Jr. told SportsRadio 94 WIP in Philadelphia Tuesday morning that Chase Utley is “likely to be with the Phillies for the rest of the year.” As Jim Salisbury pointed out Amaro Jr. also said the same about Cole Hamels before he was traded to […]


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Chase Utley Update: Cubs Reportedly Made an Offer, Could Prefer Trade to West Coast Contender

The clock could be ticking on a Chase Utley deal. And if he approves a trade out of Philadelphia, many are expecting a deal to be completed before the Phillies begin a short, two-game homestand Tuesday with the Blue Jays. Chase Utley did not play in the Phillies’ finale Sunday at Miller Park, which only […]


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Chase Utley Update: Down to Cubs, Angels and Giants?

According to multiple reports, the Cubs are one of at least six teams still in the mix for Chase Utley. And the Sun-Times indicated Friday, the Cubs “await the direction the second baseman and the Phillies want to go in the multi-layered process.” The Phillies have received multiple offers for Chase Utley. Giants’ GM Bobby […]


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Giants Reportedly One of the Teams to Make an Offer to the Phillies for Chase Utley

According to multiple reports that were confirmed by GM Bobby Evans, the Giants made the Phillies an offer for veteran second baseman Chase Utley. But according to Todd Zolecki, several teams have submitted offers to the Phillies for Utley. Todd Zolecki reported late Thursday that while no deal is imminent for Utley, trade talks are […]


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Cubs Still in Mix for Chase Utley, Giants Talks with Phillies Reportedly in Advanced Stage

According to reports from Jim Salisbury and Gordon Wittenmyer, the Cubs are one of the teams still talking to the Phillies about Chase Utley. But the Giants may have pulled ahead in the pursuit of the veteran second baseman. Jon Paul Morosi reported Wednesday afternoon talks between the Giants and Phillies have advanced to the […]


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