Rangers Have Reportedly Considered Trading for Travis Wood

It was believed when the Cubs agreed to terms with LHP Jon Lester that the front office might move a couple of the pitchers that slotted into the fifth spot of the rotation. And one of those pitchers named as a possibility was Travis Wood. According to a report from Jeff Wilson of the Fort […]

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Is Justin Masterson Still on the Cubs Radar?

Multiple reports Wednesday indicated the Cubs are still in the market to add starting pitching to the roster even with Jon Lester now in the fold. The Cubs could be exploring another short-term commitment, like the deal that brought Jason Hammel back to the North Side of Chicago. A top Cubs’ executive told Paul Sullivan […]

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Front Office is Not Done Shaping the Cubs Roster

The front office landed the Cubs top off-season target Tuesday when Jon Lester agreed to terms on a six-year, $155 million contract. And signing Jon Lester appears to be just the beginning of what could be a series of roster moves. Ken Rosenthal reported earlier in the week that if the Cubs were able to […]

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Reports Surfacing with Details of Jon Lester’s Contract

Jon Lester posted on Twitter first thing Wednesday morning, “Extremely difficult decision for me and my family but we love the outcome and couldn’t be more excited to join the Cubs organization!” Lester thanked Red Sox Nation and said Boston will always have a “big place” in his heart and he will always consider the […]

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Jon Lester Update: Giants and Dodgers are Out, Cubs and Red Sox Meeting with Lester Later Tuesday Night

The Jon Lester sweepstakes could be nearing a conclusion. Jon Lester called the Giants on Tuesday night and told them he was going in a different direction. Lester reportedly thanked the Giants for their interest and told them he appreciated everything throughout the process. Lester is believed to be deciding between the Cubs and Red […]

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Theo Epstein Says Cubs are Not Shopping Welington Castillo

Theo Epstein met with the beat writers Tuesday afternoon and said the Cubs are not shopping Welington Castillo. Reports surfaced after the Cubs acquired Miguel Montero from the Diamondbacks that the Cubs were looking to deal Castillo. The reports indicated the Cubs explored deals for Castillo while the front office pursued Russell Martin earlier in […]

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Jon Lester Update: Agents Reportedly Not at a Point to Present Final Offers

Updated 8:23pm CST – According to reports from Alex Pavlovic, Bobby Evans is telling the beat writers the Giants are out on Jon Lester. Lester called the Giants directly and said he was not going to sign with them. It was reported Jon Lester would make his final decision by Tuesday night at the latest, […]

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Reports: Cubs Shopping Welington Castillo, Have Meeting Scheduled with David Ross’ Agent

Updated 6:39pm CST – Theo Epstein just addressed the Castillo rumors, said the Cubs are not shopping Welington Castillo. According to reports from Jeff Passan and Chris Cotillo, the Cubs are looking to trade Welington Castillo after acquiring Miguel Montero from the Diamondbacks. Reports Monday night from the Tribune and Sun-Times indicated the Cubs planned […]

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Jon Lester: All Four Offers Around Six Years and $150 Million, Process Could Stretch Into Wednesday

The race for Jon Lester was thought to be coming to an end on Monday with a resolution expected at some point Tuesday. But Rob Bradford reported early Tuesday morning it could be Wednesday before Lester makes his decision and Ken Rosenthal indicated it might be Wednesday before Lester decides as well. The possible delay could […]

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Landing Jon Lester Could Change the Cubs Plan?

When the Cubs hired Joe Maddon, Theo Epstein was asked if the front office planned to change its plans for the off-season. Epstein maintained the Cubs goal was to win the National League Central Division crown next season. But the Cubs would not alter The Plan that was set in motion over three years ago […]

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