Player Acquisition Cost: LHP David Price

Will they or won’t they? That’s a question on every Cubs fans mind when it comes to the trade deadline and David Price of the Detroit Tigers. With prizes like Ben Zobrist, Tyler Clippard and Jonathan Papelbon already off the board, some are wondering when the Cubs are going to get their turn on the […]


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Zobrist Dealt to Royals, Nationals Acquire Papelbon

Dayton Moore is sparing no expense to improve the Royals’ roster. The Royals acquired INF/OF Ben Zobrist from the A’s on Tuesday afternoon. Kansas City sent LHP Sean Manaea and RHP Aaron Brooks to Oakland for Ben Zobrist and cash, reportedly more than $2 million. Sean Manaea has a big arm and started the season […]


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Cole Hamels Update: Giants Making a Strong Push, Phillies See Rangers as Best Fit

Updated 11:57am CDT – According to a report from Jayson Stark, the Phillies have asked all interested teams to submit their best offers for Cole Hamels by Wednesday. The Phillies’ front office will decide at that point where Hamels will be traded. As Baseball’s non-waiver trade deadline (Friday, 3:00pm CDT) quickly approaches, the Cubs pursuit […]


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Player Acquisition Cost: RHP Ian Kennedy

With less than a week remaining before the deadline, the buyers and sellers are becoming more clearly defined. It’s been no secret that the Cubs are looking for more pitching depth as the fifth starter pitcher position has seen five pitchers make starts so far already. The Cubs front office has shown a preference for […]


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Reports: Cubs Focused on RHP Tyson Ross and RHP Ian Kennedy

The Cubs would like to add at least one starting pitcher prior to the non-waiver trade deadline (Friday, 3:00pm CDT) and are focused on RHP Tyson Ross and RHP Ian Kennedy according to multiple reports. The Cubs and Padres reportedly discussed a deal for Starlin Castro. A.J. Preller is looking for a shortstop and the […]


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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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