The Daily CCO: Cubs Have Shown Serious Interest in Eddy Julio Martinez and Other News

According a report from Jesse Sanchez, the Cubs have shown serious interest in Cuban OF Eddy Julio Martinez. The 20-year old is considered the top International prospect and he could be looking at a rather large signing bonus. Estimates have Martinez signing an eight-figure bonus, around the $10 million range. And the Cubs are one […]


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Cubs Among Three Teams Reportedly Being the Most Aggressive on RHP Rafael Soriano

The front office is searching for ways to add reliable arms to a bullpen that had shown improvement in recent days leading up to the series against the Nationals. According to a report from Nick Cafardo, the Cubs are one of three teams being the most aggressive with free agent Rafael Soriano. Rafael Soriano has […]


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Player Acquisition Cost: RHP Jonathan Papelbon

It’s no secret that the Cubs bullpen has been struggling and with the team currently four games over .500, upgrades are necessary if they hope to continue stay above the mark. Jonathan Papelbon comes with a long track record of success in the closer position and owns the distinction of being drafted by the Cubs […]


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Javier Baez Launches a Pair of Two-Run Homers, Taking Grounders at Third Base

Javier Baez is not only locked in at the plate but he could be close to seeing time at third base. The Iowa Cubs beat Albuquerque 9-3 on Tuesday night behind four home runs, two off the bat of Javier Baez. Arismendy Alcantara and Christian Villanueva also went deep Tuesday. Baez hit a pair of […]


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Player Acquisition Cost: INF/OF Ben Zobrist

As the weather warms in June, so do the validity of trade rumors in baseball. With an above .500 record and the Cubs sitting in second place in their division, the team finds themselves as buyers instead of sellers for the first time in the Theo Epstein regime. The next on the list is someone […]


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Cole Hamels Update: Phillies Reportedly Willing to Pay More of Remaining Salary, Cubs Still in the Mix?

Despite what Ruben Amaro Jr. is saying publicly, the Phillies are expected to trade LHP Cole Hamels before the trade deadline. The Phillies have the second worst record (19-33) in baseball, only the Brewers (17-34) have won fewer games than Philadelphia this season. Ruben Amaro Jr. is sticking to the company line that he does […]


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Cubs Draft Update: Baseball America and MLB Pipeline Mock Drafts

While the front office continues to look for ways to improve the big league roster, a majority of the focus for the Chicago Cubs will shift to the First-Year Player Draft that begins in eight days (June 8-10). There still does not appear to be a clear cut No. 1 pick with the draft just […]


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Report: Cubs Targeting INF/OF Ben Zobrist

According to a report from the Sun-Times, the Cubs have targeted INF/OF Ben Zobrist and would like to acquire him from the Oakland A’s sooner rather than later. Gordon Wittenmyer indicated Zobrist is “one of their biggest targets heading into June.” Ben Zobrist is a favorite of Joe Maddon. The Cubs tried to pry him […]


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Cubs Reportedly Interested in Veteran Lefty Oliver Perez

The Cubs are looking for ways to improve the bullpen and have already been connected to RHP Rafael Soriano, RHP Tyler Clippard and RHP Jonathan Papelbon. According to a report from the Sun-Times, LHP Oliver Perez can be added to the list. Gordon Wittenmyer reported the Cubs have been linked to Diamondbacks’ left hander Oliver […]


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Cubs Draft Update: Latest Mock Drafts and Rumors

The First-Year Player Draft is 10 days away (June 8-10) and teams will spend next week in meetings putting the final touches on their draft boards. The Cubs have been connected to about a dozen players with the ninth pick in the draft. Selecting that low, compared to recent years, will limit the choices Jason […]


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