Player Acquisition Cost: RHP James Shields

As we race closer to the deadline, another Padres pitcher James Shields has popped up on the Cubs radar. The front office showed interest in signing RHP James Shields prior to the season and reportedly finished in second place for his services. With San Diego looking to deal some of their more expensive talent to […]


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Report: Cubs Talked to the Tigers about David Price

Dave Dombrowski has not decided if the Tigers will be buyers and sellers before the deadline. And multiple reports Wednesday pointed to Dombrowski making a decision by Sunday on which direction he will take the organization. According to Bruce Levine, the Cubs have already reached out to the Tigers about David Price. Levine reported late […]


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Cole Hamels Update: Cubs Scouted Again Sunday, Face Friday at Wrigley

The Cole Hamels rumors are heating up as the trade deadline quickly approaches. And with 10 days left in July, the Cubs are one of at least a handful of teams that continue to talk to the Phillies about Hamels. Ken Rosenthal reported Saturday the Cubs, Dodgers, Red Sox and Rangers are interested in Hamels […]


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Player Acquisition Cost: RHP Tyson Ross

With injuries or ineffectiveness affecting Chicago Cubs pitchers like Jason Hammel, Tsuyoshi Wada, Travis Wood and Jacob Turner, there’s no doubt the pitching depth has been tested this year. Those issues have caused the front office to be on the lookout for controllable young arms on the trade market and one rumored name they are […]


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Report: Cubs Interested in RHP Ian Kennedy

It is not a secret the front office would like to add at least one starting pitcher to the organization. And the Cubs have been exploring ways to add depth to a starting rotation that is rather thin right now. According to a report from Bruce Levine, the Cubs “are hoping to add a starting […]


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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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