The Cubs Have Too Many Catchers

The Cubs had a rather busy Friday. Among the moves, the front office acquired two backstops, one officially and one the team has agreed to terms with on a two-year contract. With the addition of Ryan Lavarnway, who the Cubs claimed off waivers from the Dodgers, there are four catchers on the 40-man roster. And […]


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LHP Craig Breslow Reportedly Deciding Between Cubs and Red Sox – Update: Agreed to Terms with Red Sox

Updated 8:03pm CST – According to a report from Rob Bradford, LHP Craig Breslow has re-signed with the Red Sox on a one-year, $2 million contract. Updated 8:55pm CST – According to a report from Pete Abraham, Craig Breslow and the Red Sox have not reached an agreement yet, but the two sides are optimistic […]


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Cubs Reportedly Claim OF/1B Shane Peterson Off Waivers from Oakland

According to a report from Ken Rosenthal, the Cubs have claimed OF/1B Shane Peterson off waivers from the Oakland Athletics. The 26-year old lefty hitting outfielder/first baseman played last season with Triple-A Sacramento. Peterson batted .308/.381/.460 in 137 games with 40 doubles, two triples and 11 home runs for a .841 OPS. Over seven minor […]


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Cubs Turn Focus to Outfield, Could Make Multiple Moves

The front office is obviously not done with the big league roster even with the recent additions of Jon Lester, Jason Hammel, Miguel Montero and Jason Motte. The Cubs are believed to be looking for another starting pitcher, likely a low-risk, one-year deal to give Joe Maddon more options going into Spring Training. And the Cubs […]


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Cubs Still Interested in Cole Hamels?

After landing Jon Lester, Theo Epstein said the Cubs would not be adding another nine-figure starting pitcher to the roster this winter unless there was a 2-for-1 sale. But the Cubs President of Baseball Operations did not say anything about starting pitchers with eight-figure salaries. Nick Cafardo reported in his Sunday Notes Column that the […]


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Cubs Continue to Listen to Offers for Welington Castillo

The Cubs might not be done with upgrading defensively behind the plate. According to reports from the Tribune and Sun-Times, the Cubs continue to listen to offers for Welington Castillo. The front office reportedly likes the combination of Miguel Montero and Welington Castillo but have not stopped taking calls about Welington Castillo. Theo Epstein told […]


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Adding to the Outfield Still a Possibility for the Cubs, Colby Rasmus Not in the Mix

Theo Epstein said Monday after the Jon Lester press conference the Cubs could still add an outfielder to the roster, but according to multiple reports it won’t be Colby Rasmus. Shi Davidi reported Sunday that the Cubs met with free agent outfielder Colby Rasmus. The Cubs are looking for help in the outfield and would […]


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Cubs Reportedly Met with Free Agent OF Colby Rasmus

According to a report from Shi Davidi, the Cubs recently met with free agent outfielder Colby Rasmus. The Cubs are believed to be looking for a veteran outfielder to add to the roster, but based on Rasmus’ history and performance on the field, he would not seem to fit the bill. The 28-year old outfielder […]


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Report: Cubs Nearing a Deal with WLS-Ch. 7 to Televise 25 Games in 2015

According to a report from the Tribune, the Cubs are close to a deal with WLS-Ch. 7 (ABC) to televise part the games previously carried by WGN TV through the 2019 season. Robert Channick reported “the ABC-owned station is expected to carry 25 games per season beginning in April. The station would air games in […]


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Report: Multiple Teams Showing Interest in Welington Castillo and Travis Wood

According to a report from the Sun-Times, several teams are showing interest in Welington Castillo and Travis Wood. The Phillies are among the teams interested in both Welington Castillo and Travis Wood. And the Giants are another one of the clubs that has shown interest in Wood. The Rangers have reportedly considered trading for Wood […]


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