Cubs Receiving Calls About Luis Valbuena

Theo Epstein met with the beat writers Friday for a pre-Winter Meetings discussion. The Cubs plan on adding impact pitchers from outside the organization in the next 12 months and have areas the front office would like to address and upgrade. Epstein admitted the Cubs are receiving calls on Luis Valbuena according to ESPN Chicago. […]

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Jon Lester Update: Decision Not Likely Before the Winter Meetings

Those looking for a resolution with Jon Lester might have to wait a little longer. A report from Sean McAdam on Wednesday indicated Lester could make a decision by the end of the week and even Peter Gammons thought Lester would agree to terms with a team before the baseball world settled in San Diego […]

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Cubs Reportedly Hire Dave Martinez as Joe Maddon’s Bench Coach

According to multiple reports from the national media, the Cubs have hired Dave Martinez and he will replace Brandon Hyde as the Cubs’ bench coach. Updated 2:29pm CST: A team source could not confirm or deny the reports from the national media that the Cubs have hired Dave Martinez. After Dave Martinez was passed over […]

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Jon Lester Update: Dodgers Reportedly Prepared to Blow Away Offers, Angels Lurking?

What appeared to be a three-team race for Jon Lester two days ago has really heated up in the last 24 hours. The Dodgers are very interested in signing Jon Lester and are viewing the southpaw as an insurance policy incase Zack Greinke exercises his opt out clause next fall. The Yankees are not believed […]

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Jon Lester Update: Dodgers Making Late Push, No Indications Yankees Have Made a Bid

Jayson Stark reported Wednesday night a fourth team had made a bid for Jon Lester. Stark was not sure which team had entered the mix with the Cubs, Red Sox and Giants for Lester. An internet report pointed to the Yankees putting in a late offer for Lester. But Jon Heyman and David Kaplan squashed […]

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Cubs Reportedly Among Teams Pursuing David Ross

According to a report from Ken Rosenthal, the Cubs are among four teams known to be pursuing free agent catcher David Ross. Rosenthal reported the Braves, Red Sox and Padres are the other teams interested in signing Ross. Other teams could also be looking at the veteran catcher for a back-up role. ESPN Chicago added […]

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Jon Lester Update: Decision Possibly By the End of the Week

Jon Lester has not agreed to terms on a contract with a team and he’s reportedly still going through the free agent process despite Internet reports to the contrary Wednesday morning. Several members of the mainstream media that cover the Cubs and Red Sox had to shoot down reports on Twitter that stated Jon Lester […]

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Jon Lester Update: Reportedly Left Meeting Very Impressed with the Cubs

The Jon Lester Watch continues not only for the Cubs, Red Sox and Giants but for the rest of baseball. The consensus remains that once Lester agrees to terms with a team the pitching market will open and other signings and trades will start happening. Buster Olney reported Tuesday morning “Lester walked away from his […]

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Jon Lester Update: Down to Three Teams? Cubs, Red Sox and Giants

Is Jon Lester nearing the end of the free agent process? There are a lot of questions surrounding Jon Lester as he could be in the final stretch of gathering information about the teams with the most interest in signing him. Lester met with the Giants in Atlanta on Monday and it is unknown at […]

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Jon Lester Update: Cubs Offer is Reportedly Six Years, $138 Million

The free agent process continued Monday for Jon Lester as he met with the Giants in Atlanta. According to Jon Heyman, Bruce Bochy is part of the meeting with Lester and close friend Tim Hudson has been involved in recruiting the southpaw. Bruce Levine reported the process for Lester remains fluid but the Giants “appear […]

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