Cubs Reportedly Set to Spend Heavily in International Market

Reports have suggested for several months the Cubs are planning on overspending in the International free agent market that begins July 2. The Cubs were restricted during the current signing period that ends June 15 due to exceeding their International signing bonus pool by more than 15 percent during the 2013-14 signing period. The Cubs […]


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Cole Hamels Update: Phillies Asking Price Has Not Come Down

Cole Hamels hasn’t exactly gotten off to a good start this season. Hamels has only faced two teams in the Red Sox and Nationals, but only his first start against the Nationals looked like a Cole Hamels’ outing. The Phillies haven’t officially announced which game of the Marlins series Hamels will start. He’s in line […]


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An Update to the Starlin Castro Rumors

Until Kris Bryant and Addison Russell are promoted and the front office is able to unveil its plan as to how all of the position players fit together on the field at the same time, when a rumor pops up a team is looking for a shortstop Starlin Castro will be included in the report. […]


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Welington Castillo in Cubs Limbo

Welington Castillo is no longer the starting catcher and is not considered the Cubs backup catcher either. Castillo is the backup to David Ross who is the backup to Miguel Montero, which means unless one of the two veterans land on the DL, Castillo will see very little playing time. Joe Maddon started his third […]


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Report: Cubs and Padres Have Discussed Infielders

A.J. Preller is looking for a shortstop to complete his overhaul of the Padres roster. When the reports first surfaced the Padres were looking to make a change, Starlin Castro was linked to the Padres because it’s believed the Cubs would like to clear a spot for Addison Russell. The Cubs have maintained publicly that […]


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Shortstop Situation Reportedly Close to Being Front and Center for the Cubs

Since acquiring Addison Russell last summer, Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer have maintained publicly that Starlin Castro is the Cubs’ shortstop.  Castro is a unique talent, one that puts up the numbers at the plate in the big leagues and is often underappreciated by the media and fan base. Starlin Castro had a full Spring […]


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Report: Cubs, Orioles Discussed a Welington Castillo for Brian Matusz Swap

There are at least four teams reportedly interested in Cubs catcher Welington Castillo. The Orioles and Phillies are believed to be two of those teams and according to a report from Bruce Levine, the Cubs and Orioles discussed a deal that would have sent Castillo to Baltimore for lefty Brian Matusz. Levine reported Tuesday the […]


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Report: Cubs Pursuing Starting Pitching

Injuries and ineffectiveness this spring have depleted the pitching depth the front office thought it had when pitchers and catchers reported last month. According to a report from Bruce Levine, the Cubs “are said to be pursuing starting pitching” and Welington Castillo “could be the player who brings back a pitcher in a trade before […]


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Orioles Have Reportedly Contacted the Cubs about Welington Castillo

Theo Epstein said the Cubs are considering starting the season with three catchers and that Joe Maddon would like to have Miguel Montero, David Ross and Welington Castillo on the Opening Day roster more than anybody else. Maddon has apparently changed his views and likes the options he would have with three catchers on the roster. […]


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Cubs Strongly Leaning Towards Keeping Three Catchers

Jesse Rogers talked to Theo Epstein about the team still having three catchers on the roster with less than two weeks left in Spring Training, and Epstein’s response, “We’re strongly leaning towards three catchers.” Welington Castillo is out of minor league options, so he either begins the season with the Cubs or another team as […]


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