Yoan Moncada Update: Agent Looking to Conclude Process As Soon As Possible

The Yoan Moncada sweepstakes could be nearing an end, and if so, as expected the Cubs will not be one of the last teams involved in the process. Moncada’s agent told the New York Post and Jon Paul Morosi on Saturday that his client has one more workout scheduled and he could sign shortly after […]


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Cole Hamels Update: Phillies are Waiting for a Team to Blink

Last week Ruben Amaro Jr. told Jim Salisbury that four teams have made real trade offers for Cole Hamels. Amaro Jr. did not provide details, which teams he was referring to or the identity of the four other teams that has kicked the tires on Hamels at some point this winter. It is unclear if Ruben […]


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Cole Hamels Update: Four Teams Have Made Real Trade Offers

Two players seem to be dominating the headlines as Baseball’s second season slowly comes to an end. And the Cubs have been connected to both Yoan Moncada and Cole Hamels. As soon as James Shields went off the board, the attention turned to Cole Hamels. The Phillies’ lefty is a true top of the rotation […]


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Yoan Moncada Update: Cubs Doing Due Diligence

As expected the news and rumors have heated up surrounding 19-year old infielder Yoan Moncada. And he reportedly already has one offer on the table. Jesse Sanchez reported Wednesday morning that the Cubs, Diamondbacks and Dodgers are expected to watch Moncada workout in Florida this week. The Cubs reportedly had a private workout with Moncada […]


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Phillies Could Reportedly Deal for a Catcher and a Shortstop this Spring and a Cole Hamels Update

Less than a week after David Kaplan reported the Phillies and a few other teams have contacted the Cubs about Welington Castillo and Travis Wood, a report from Jayson Stark indicated the Phillies could deal for a catcher and a shortstop this spring. Ruben Amaro told Jayson Stark “he doesn’t plan to add a veteran […]


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Yoan Moncada Update: Agent Hopeful Process Coming to an End, Cubs Reportedly Watching Workout

Updated 8:52am CST – According to a report from Jesse Sanchez, the Cubs are one of three teams expected to watch Yoan Moncada workout in Florida this week. Sanchez said the Diamondbacks and Dodgers are also scheduled to watch the workout. Sanchez’s report includes information the Cubs cannot sign Moncada until July 2 but the […]


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Cubs Select Ninth in June’s Draft, Baseball America Provides Estimate for Signing Bonus Pool

With James Shields agreeing to terms with the Padres, the last of the free agents attached to draft pick compensation came off the board and the order for this year’s draft was set. The Cubs have the ninth overall pick in the first round of June’s draft (June 8-10). The Cubs next pick is No. […]


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Asking Price for Cole Hamels Has Not Changed, Could Start Season with Phillies

The Phillies reportedly lost the team that had shown the most interest of late in trading for Cole Hamels when the Padres agreed to terms with James Shields late Sunday night. Padres’ GM A.J. Preller was determined to add a top of the rotation starter to his roster and did with Shields. And the consensus Monday […]


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Report: James Shields Agrees to Terms on a Four-Year Deal with the Padres

Updated 8:37am CST – Multiple outlets have confirmed James Shields has agreed to terms on a four-year contract with the Padres in the $72-78 million range with a vesting option for a fifth year. According to a report from Joel Sherman, the Cubs offered Shields a three-year deal in the $60 million range with a […]


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Cubs Still in Mix for Shields, All Signs Pointing to Shields Signing with San Diego

Updated 7:35pm CST – According to Jon Paul Morosi, the Padres “most recent offer” to James Shields was four years for between $72-80 million.” Updated 11:35am CST – Bruce Levine confirmed the Cubs are trying to make a late-push to sign James Shields. Levine’s report indicates the Cubs stepped up their efforts 10 days ago. […]


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