Cole Hamels Update: Cubs Reportedly Continue to Talk to the Phillies

According to a report from Ken Rosenthal, the Cubs are still talking to the Phillies about Cole Hamels. Rosenthal reported Saturday, “The Dodgers and Cubs continue to talk to the Phillies about Cole Hamels and don’t rule out the Red Sox, Rangers and others. I am told that the Red Sox intend to scout Hamels […]


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Phillies Pushing to Finish a Jonathan Papelbon Deal?

Jonathan Papelbon did not hold back with his remarks about the Phillies and more specifically the front office during media day at the All-Star Game on Monday. Papelbon would like to be traded and is willing to tell those that are willing to listen how much he would like to close games for a contending […]


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Player Acquisition Cost: OF Will Venable

As the offense continues to slump and the left field and center field situation suddenly in flux, the Cubs are on the lookout for an upgrade at either position. One name currently circling around the rumor mill is Will Venable, whose left-handed bat and career .257 average against righties could be a nice addition. Let’s […]


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Teams Asking the Cubs about RHP Carl Edwards Jr.?

With the All-Star Game in the rearview mirror, front offices across the league will focus on making improvements to the Major League roster. The non-waiver trade deadline is 15 days away and the Cubs are one of several teams that are expected to be aggressive before July 31. It is not a secret, the Cubs […]


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Cole Hamels Update: Phillies Not Bending on Demands, Could Wait to Trade until Off-Season

Jonathan Papelbon did not hold back Monday when asked about his situation with the Phillies. And based on what is being seen from the outside looking in, one has to wonder if Papelbon was also speaking for Cole Hamels. Cole Hamels has been dealing with rumors and speculation from the media for at least a […]


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Player Acquisition Cost: RHP Dan Haren

Jason Hammel has arguably been the Cubs best pitcher so far and his hamstring injury has cast quite a cloud over an already weakened rotation. While Hammel is expected to make his next start after the All-Star break, there’s no telling if he will be recovered by then. If not, the front office is likely […]


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Cubs Focused on Adding Pitching Before Deadline

The Cubs have not lit up the scoreboard lately and will not be confused with the ’27 Yankees anytime soon. While the Cubs could add a bat before the deadline and have shown interest in Ben Zobrist, Will Venable and Gerardo Parra, Jed Hoyer said the offensive improvement will have to come from within. Hoyer expects […]


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Report: Cubs Worked Out OF Eddy Julio Martinez, Remain in Mix for Top International Prospect

The Cubs were rather busy on the first day of the International signing period. And while the team has not made any announcements, multiple reports have indicated the Cubs signed several of the top International prospects: SS Yonathan Perlaza, OF Yonathan Sierra Estiwal, SS Aramis Ademan, C Miguel Amaya, RHP Yunior Perez and 3B Christopher […]


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Player Acquisition Cost: OF Gerardo Parra

Much of the focus of rumors over the past month or so for the Cubs has revolved around pitching. With Dexter Fowler currently on a two-month slump and his slash line down to .228/.306/.369 for the season, the club has realized their need for a more reliable left-handed hitting outfielder who is capable of also […]


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Cubs Reportedly Stepping Up Efforts to Add Starting Pitching

The Cubs are reportedly looking to add at least one starting pitcher, a reliever and a left-handed bat before the trade deadline. But the front office’s timeframe to acquire a starting pitcher may have changed Wednesday night. According to a report from the Sun-Times, the Cubs “already appear to have stepped up efforts to find […]


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