Cubs Reportedly Discussed Starlin Castro with the Padres

According to a report from Jon Paul Morosi, the Cubs have discussed Starlin Castro with the San Diego Padres. The Cubs have been connected to the Padres’ starting pitchers (James Shields, Andrew Cashner, Tyson Ross and Ian Kennedy) and A.J. Preller is believed to be looking for a shortstop. Morosi added that due to the […]


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Cubs Could Reportedly Take Up to the Deadline to Add a Starting Pitcher

The Cubs are expected to be active before the non-waiver trade deadline (Friday, 3:00pm CDT) and have been linked by the mainstream media to just about every player that is known to be available. The Cubs would like to add at least one starting pitcher, a late-inning reliever and a bat. Reports have suggested the […]


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Cole Hamels Update: Dodgers and Rangers Reportedly Pulled Ahead of the Pack

According to a report from Jayson Stark, the Dodgers and Rangers have emerged as “the likely favorites to trade for Cole Hamels.” And the Rangers are bracing to finish second to the Dodgers for Hamels according to T.R. Sullivan. The Cubs are one of four other teams still discussing Hamels with the Phillies. But the […]


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Cubs Reportedly One of Three Teams Pursuing Jonathan Papelbon

The Cubs interest in Jonathan Papelbon dates back to at least May and contrary to recent reports, the Cubs are still believed to be discussing the veteran closer. According to a report from Todd Zolecki, the Cubs, Blue Jays and Nationals are pursuing Jonathan Papelbon and the talks are intensifying with the trade deadline five […]


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Cubs Rumors Roundup a Week Before the Deadline

With a week to go in the non-waiver trade deadline as expected, the rumor mill has kicked into high gear and the Cubs appear to be mentioned in just about every other report and rumor that surfaces. For every report that states the Cubs are interested in one player, there is another that says the […]


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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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Report: Cubs Talked to the Tigers about David Price

Dave Dombrowski has not decided if the Tigers will be buyers and sellers before the deadline. And multiple reports Wednesday pointed to Dombrowski making a decision by Sunday on which direction he will take the organization. According to Bruce Levine, the Cubs have already reached out to the Tigers about David Price. Levine reported late […]


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Cole Hamels Update: Cubs Scouted Again Sunday, Face Friday at Wrigley

The Cole Hamels rumors are heating up as the trade deadline quickly approaches. And with 10 days left in July, the Cubs are one of at least a handful of teams that continue to talk to the Phillies about Hamels. Ken Rosenthal reported Saturday the Cubs, Dodgers, Red Sox and Rangers are interested in Hamels […]


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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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Report: Cubs Interested in RHP Ian Kennedy

It is not a secret the front office would like to add at least one starting pitcher to the organization. And the Cubs have been exploring ways to add depth to a starting rotation that is rather thin right now. According to a report from Bruce Levine, the Cubs “are hoping to add a starting […]


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