Report: Cubs Interested in RHP Yovani Gallardo

Veteran right-hander Yovani Gallardo remains unemployed as the middle of January quickly approaches. Gallardo has not been able to find a landing spot after rejecting the Rangers’ qualifying offer in November. Nick Cafardo expects Gallardo “to be the next significant starter to go in free agency.” Cafardo thinks Gallardo could land a contract similar to […]

Dexter Fowler’s Options Continue to Shrink, Nationals Acquire Ben Revere for Drew Storen

Scratch the Nationals off the list of possible destinations for Dexter Fowler. The Blue Jays and Nationals completed a deal Friday night that gives Dusty Baker a veteran outfielder with speed that can hit at the top of his lineup. The Nationals sent RHP Drew Storen and cash to the Blue Jays for OF Ben […]

Cuban Prospect Lazaro Armenteros Holds First Showcase Friday

Cuban prospect Lazaro Armenteros, known as Lazarito, is holding his first showcase for teams Friday at the San Diego Padres facility in the Dominican Republic. The 16-year old outfielder is the latest in a long list of Cuban prospects that includes 2B Jose Fernandez, OF Jorge Ona, RHP Norge Ruiz, SS/CF Randy Arozarena and RHP […]

Cubs Connected to Fernando Rodney, Indians Reportedly Done Making Big Moves

For the second time this week, the Cubs were included on a list of teams interested in free agent reliever Fernando Rodney. Nick Cafardo reported Saturday the Cubs have “talked about bringing him back.” The Padres and Blue Jays “have also kicked the tires on signing Fernando Rodney.” With Rodney looking to close games again, […]

Gordon Returns to Kansas City, Outfield Market Heats Up

The free agent outfielder market should start moving now that Alex Gordon is no longer available. Alex Gordon returned to Kansas City on Wednesday. Gordon officially signed a four-year, $72 million contract with a mutual option for a fifth year. Gordon met with the Kansas City media Wednesday to announce he re-signed with the only […]

Dexter Fowler in the Bay Area, Meeting with the Giants?

Dexter Fowler is one of many outfielders still on the market. And there is still a possibility he could return to the Cubs on a short-term deal. The Giants are one of the teams that have been linked to Fowler and he was in the Bay Area on Monday with his financial advisor. Craig Calcaterra […]

Cubs Have Reportedly Talked about Re-Signing RHP Fernando Rodney

It’s believed the Cubs would like to add another reliever or two to the roster in the coming weeks prior to pitchers and catchers reporting to Mesa on Feb. 19. The Cubs were one of three teams showing the most interest in veteran closer Fernando Rodney last month and could still be interested in re-signing […]

The Daily CCO: Arismendy Alcantara Homers in Winter Ball and Other Cubs News and Rumors

Arismendy Alcantara came off the bench Saturday in Licey’s 16-5 thumping of Toros and smacked a two-run homer in the seventh inning. Alcantara replaced Anderson Hernandez at second base and hit twice in the blowout. Alcantara was 1-for-2 with a home run and two RBI. He flied out to left field in the sixth inning […]

Recapping the Cubs Options for Center Field

As the calendar year came to an end, rumors continued to point to the Cubs talking to several teams as the front office explored ways to acquire pitching, both for the rotation and bullpen. The Cubs have added depth to the roster this winter but many within the game do not think Theo Epstein and […]

Cubs Reportedly Still Talking Trades with Multiple Teams

With 2016 quickly approaching, the Cubs are believed to be looking for ways to upgrade the starting rotation and bullpen. The Cubs are expected to make smaller deals to add depth to the roster in the coming weeks, and those players would likely be signed to minor league contracts with non-roster invites to Spring Training. […]