Cubs and Mets Have Discussed Swapping Players, Have Not Found a Match Yet

With the Cubs and Mets playing four games at Wrigley this week, it was inevitable there would be numerous reports about how each team has what the other lacks. And while both front offices acknowledge there have been conversations, the Cubs and Mets do not seem to match up on a trade. According to a […]


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FanGraphs’ Mock Draft has the Cubs Selecting OF Trenton Clark in First Round

MLB’s First-Year Player Draft is next month (June 8-10) and the various publications have started posting the first round of mock drafts. Baseball America and FanGraphs both think if SS Alex Bregman from LSU is still available by the time the Cubs are on the clock, he won’t make it past the Cubs with the […]


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Baseball America Has Cubs Selecting RHP Carson Fulmer in First Mock Draft

Major League Baseball’s First-Year Player Draft is less than a month away (June 8-10). The Cubs have the ninth pick in the first round of this year’s draft. A lot of time will be spent over the next month profiling the players the Cubs are being connected to and could possibly select in the first […]


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Cubs Considered Favorites to Sign Five of Top 30 International Prospects

The Cubs are expected to be big spenders on International free agents when the new signing period begins on July 2. Kiley McDaniel linked the Cubs to several of the top players in this year’s class last month. Based on the figures McDaniel reported, the Cubs are going to spend quite a bit more than […]


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Welington Castillo an Option for the Red Sox?

Joe Maddon has done a good job managing a roster with three catchers on it, even during the stretch in which the team was carrying 13 pitchers on the active roster. Having three catchers that can play only one position is not ideal for any team, but to Maddon’s credit he has made it work. […]


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Cole Hamels Update: Red Sox Seen as Favorite, Cubs Reportedly Remain in Contact with Phillies

The Phillies are not in a rush to trade Cole Hamels and Ruben Amaro Jr. has continued his dialogue with teams on several fronts concerning players on his roster. Cole Hamels is the biggest name on the market right now and one that has the best chance to impact a team’s season. The Cole Hamels […]


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Cubs Reportedly Interested in Veteran Reliever Grant Balfour

According to a report from Patrick Mooney, RHP Grant Balfour is on the Cubs radar as the team searches for solutions in the bullpen. Grant Balfour has a history with Joe Maddon and it was assumed the Cubs would check in with Balfour when the Rays released him this week. According to the report from […]


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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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