Recapping the Cubs Options for Center Field

As the calendar year came to an end, rumors continued to point to the Cubs talking to several teams as the front office explored ways to acquire pitching, both for the rotation and bullpen. The Cubs have added depth to the roster this winter but many within the game do not think Theo Epstein and […]

Cubs Reportedly Still Talking Trades with Multiple Teams

With 2016 quickly approaching, the Cubs are believed to be looking for ways to upgrade the starting rotation and bullpen. The Cubs are expected to make smaller deals to add depth to the roster in the coming weeks, and those players would likely be signed to minor league contracts with non-roster invites to Spring Training. […]

Report Connects Cubs to Andrew Miller

Prior to the Winter Meetings a report from Jerry Crasnick indicated the Cubs were “actively exploring a trade for one of the top closers.” Crasnick did not provide any names but soon after reports surfaced the Cubs and Rays were discussing various trades. Jake McGee and Brad Boxberger were two of the pitchers reportedly in […]

Nationals Reportedly Working to Add an Outfielder, Dexter Fowler Could Be in the Mix

Dexter Fowler is on a long list of free agent outfielders that remain unsigned as the New Year approaches. A rather impressive outfield, at least on paper, could be formed with the players such as Alex Gordon, Yoenis Cespedes, Justin Upton, Denard Span, Austin Jackson and Fowler still unemployed and backup fly catchers like Gerardo […]

Cubs Reportedly Unwilling to Trade Jorge Soler

Theo Epstein made it pretty clear last Saturday. The Cubs would have to be blown away in order to trade Jorge Soler. The Cubs are believed to be listening when teams call about Soler, but it doesn’t appear the front office would deal the 23-year old slugger unless a starting pitcher was part of the […]

Report: Dexter Fowler Still Viewed as Possibility for Cubs

The Cubs may be set in the outfield as the calendar inches toward 2016 but with the front office continuing to field calls on Jorge Soler, Dexter Fowler could be an option in center field on a shorter term contract. Dexter Fowler was believed to be looking for a four-year contract in the $60 million […]

Cubs Reportedly Showed Interest in RHP Norge Ruiz, OF Jorge Ona and INF/OF Jonatan Machado

The Cubs are expected to be heavily involved with the top Cuban players subject to the bonus pool. The Cubs have shown interest in RHP Norge Ruiz, OF Jorge Ona and INF/OF Jonatan Machado. And Baseball America reported last month, the Cubs are the considered the favorites to sign LHP Adrian Morejon. Jesse Sanchez reported […]

Theo Epstein Talks Cubs on Inside the Clubhouse

Theo Epstein joined Bruce Levine and Jordan Bernfield at the top of Saturday’s Inside the Clubhouse (670 The Score) and discussed the Cubs off-season a week before the holidays. Outside of a couple of smaller moves, the Cubs could be done making changes to the roster this off-season. Theo Epstein did not rule out making […]

Cubs Reportedly Still Taking Offers on Jorge Soler

According to Jon Heyman, the Cubs are “still taking offers” on Jorge Soler. The Cubs would reportedly include Soler in a trade for a controllable starting pitcher. And Heyman thinks there is a decent match-up with the Indians for either Carlos Carrasco or Danny Salazar. The Cubs are consistently linked to three teams (Indians, Padres […]

Cubs Reportedly Not Willing to Include Willson Contreras in Trade with Braves

The front office has not hidden the fact they would like to add as much pitching as possible to the roster this off-season. The Cubs have been exploring ways to acquire a young controllable starting pitcher and have been linked consistently to four teams. It’s believed the Cubs are still having conversations with the Padres, […]