Cubs Have Not Ruled Out Selecting LHP Brady Aiken in First Round of Draft

Major League Baseball’s First-Year Player Draft starts one week from Monday (June 8-10) and the Cubs have the ninth overall pick in the draft. The Cubs have been linked to several of the players expected to be selected within the first 10 picks. Jason McLeod said this week the Cubs are focused on four players […]


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Cubs Rumors: Scott Kazmir Leaves Early, Jonathan Papelbon Finishes a Blowout

The Cubs are believed to be exploring ways to upgrade the pitching staff, both in the starting rotation and bullpen. According to a report from Bruce Levine, Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer have checked in with teams about relievers and “pitching all around will be their focus moving forward.” LHP Scott Kazmir and RHP Jonathan […]


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Cubs First-Year Player Draft Notes

Major League Baseball’s First-Year Player Draft is less than two weeks away (June 8-10). And it is shaping up to be a very interesting draft because there does not appear to be a clear cut No. 1 pick. The Cubs have the ninth overall pick in the first round and there are varying opinions on […]


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Baseball America’s Third Mock Draft Has Cubs Selecting RHP Jon Harris

John Manuel released his third mock draft Friday and for the second time in three mock drafts he sees the Cubs taking a college arm in the first round. Manuel thinks the Cubs will take right-hander Jon Harris from Missouri State. Manuel had the Cubs taking Vanderbilt right-hander Carson Fulmer in his first mock draft. […]


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What It Could Cost the Cubs to Sign Rafael Soriano

Thanks to injuries and ineffectiveness, the bullpen has moved from a strength for the Chicago Cubs to a weakness. This weakness has caused manager Joe Maddon to spend a lot of time tinkering and placed a lot of his players in roles that they are not suited for. With the offense improved, getting on base […]


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Cubs Reportedly Interested in Ben Zobrist and Tyler Clippard

Could the Cubs and A’s swap players again this summer before the trade deadline? The Cubs have already been connected to LHP Scott Kazmir and according to Jim Bowden, the Cubs are one of several teams interested in acquiring INF/OF Ben Zobrist and RHP Tyler Clippard. Once Billy Beane decides to start trading players he […]


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Cubs Reportedly Looking at RHP Rafael Soriano

Jon Heyman said the Cubs could consider RHP Rafael Soriano as a way to upgrade the bullpen. According to Patrick Mooney, the Cubs have done more than just consider Soriano. Patrick Mooney reported the Cubs “are looking at Rafael Soriano as another way to upgrade their bullpen.” Scott Boras attended Thursday’s game at PETCO Park […]


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When Javier Baez is Ready, Will the Cubs Shift the Infield?

The Cubs could soon have a very good problem, one that should make the other New York team rather envious … too many players and not enough positions on the field. Javier Baez is applying the adjustments at Triple-A Iowa and producing at the plate. While the Cubs are not in a rush to call […]


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Cubs Reportedly One of Eleven Teams in the Mix for Cuban OF Eddy Julio Martinez

The Cubs are expected to be big spenders on the International market in July and have already been connected to several of the top International prospects, including five of MLB.com’s top 30. If the numbers are correct, the Cubs are going to fly past their International signing bonus pool. The Cubs are reportedly one of […]


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Report: Cubs May Consider RHP Rafael Soriano

The front office added bullpen depth to the organization Tuesday when the Cubs acquired Yoervis Medina from the Mariners for Welington Castillo. The bullpen is one of the areas the Cubs are expected to address before the deadline and are believed to be interested in RHP Jonathan Papelbon. According to Jon Heyman, another veteran reliever […]


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