Cubs Have Discussed James Shields, Talks with Padres Have Reportedly Heated Up

Updated 6:28pm CST – According to multiple reports, the Padres have given James Shields their last and final offer. The Padres want to sign Shields and are still considered the favorites. San Diego has been told they are not the only team Shields is talking to. Other teams are “heavily involved in the bidding.” One […]


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Padres Viewed as Frontrunner to Sign James Shields

An answer to the question of where will James Shields sign is expected soon. It is believed that Shields will make a decision by the end of the week, at the latest by the weekend, which would be in the next 48-72 hours. The Padres are considered the frontrunner to land Shields, at least according […]


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Teams Reportedly Contacting the Cubs about Welington Castillo and Travis Wood

According to a report from David Kaplan, the Phillies and a few other teams are interested in Welington Castillo and Travis Wood. Kaplan expects the Cubs to deal Castillo and possibly Wood before Spring Training begins. The Phillies were one of the teams that showed interest in Welington Castillo and Travis Wood during the Winter […]


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Report: Cubs One of the Teams Interested in Signing James Shields

According to a report from David Kaplan, the Cubs are one of the teams in on free agent right-handed pitcher James Shields. Kaplan reported the Cubs “are kicking the tires” on Shields according to his sources, and the Cubs “have been waiting to see where the market goes with Shields.” And signing with the Cubs […]


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Yoan Moncada Update: Tells MLB.com Looking to Sign Soon and Begin Pro Career in United States

Major League Baseball cleared the way Tuesday for INF Yoan Moncada to ink a deal with a big league team as soon as he can agree to terms on a contract. And the 19-year old told Jesse Sanchez that his goal is to sign “with a team soon, start training with them and make it […]


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The Daily CCO: James Shields to Sign by End of the Week? And Other Cubs News and Rumors

According to Jon Paul Morosi, the question of where James Shields will be pitching for the foreseeable future could soon be answered. Morosi reported Tuesday night Shields “has multiple offers in hand and is expected to sign by the end of this week.” Morosi said it’s unknown as to which teams have an offer on […]


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Five to Six Teams Reportedly Still Trying to Trade for Cole Hamels

According to reports from Bob Nightengale, there are five to six teams still trying to trade for Cole Hamels. Nightengale listed the Dodgers, Padres, Rangers, Cardinals and Red Sox as five of teams that “have expressed varying degrees of interest” to Ruben Amaro Jr. about Hamels. Nightengale did not mention a sixth team but none […]


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Report: Cubs Close to Signing LHP Pedro Feliciano to a Minor League Contract

Updated 9:20am CST, Feb. 4 – Jon Heyman confirmed Pedro Feliciano has signed a minor league contract with the Cubs. The deal would pay Feliciano $700,000 if he makes the roster and the contract includes an incentives package. According to Jon Paul Morosi, the Cubs are closing in on a minor league deal with veteran lefty […]


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Yoan Moncada is a Free Agent, Clear to Sign with a MLB Team

According to reports from Jeff Passan and Kiley McDaniel, Yoan Moncada is a free agent and can now sign with a Major League team. Major League Baseball sent a memo to the teams outlining the new conditions in which a Cuban player can be signed. According to Kiley McDaniel, “the special license is no longer […]


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James Shields Remains Unemployed as Pitchers and Catchers Prepare to Report

James Shields is still available and it’s not looking like he will receive the five-year, $110-plus million contract he was reportedly seeking earlier in the off-season. Multiple reports suggested in the fall that Shields was one of the back-up options for the Cubs in the event Jon Lester signed elsewhere. As the winter progressed Shields […]


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