Report: Cubs Looking Into Multicast Options for TV Rights

According to a report from Ed Sherman, Crane Kenney is exploring options for the Cubs’ TV rights that might include multicast outlets. The team is looking for ways to either get a jump-start on its own network or find a new local partner. Crane Kenney has been discussing the Cubs desire to have its own […]

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Cubs Reportedly May Not Be Inclined to Trade Luis Valbuena

While the Cubs are believed to be willing to listen to offers for just about every player on the big league roster, the front office isn’t necessarily inclined to trade Luis Valbuena according to a report from Ken Rosenthal. Luis Valbuena is in the middle of a career year at the plate and has played […]

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Samardzija Reportedly Rejected Cubs Latest Offer

If the reports are correct, Jeff Samardzija’s days with the Cubs could be dwindling down. According to multiple reports, Jeff Samardzija rejected the Cubs latest attempt to sign him to a long term extension. According to a report from Jon Paul Morosi, Samardzija rejected a five year deal believed to be worth slightly more than […]

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Report: Cubs Reached Out to Samardzija with a New Contract Offer

According to a report from the Sun-Times, the Cubs “have quietly reached out to Jeff Samardzija with a new contract offer.” The report states the extension would keep Samardzija with the Cubs for as long as Starlin Castro and Anthony Rizzo. Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer have said publicly over the last two years the […]

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Rumor: Cubs Willing to Listen to Offers for Samardzija, Hammel, Jackson and Arrieta

According to a report from Jon Paul Morosi, the Cubs are telling team they are willing to listen to offers for Jeff Samardzija, Jason Hammel, Edwin Jackson and Jake Arrieta. Morosi pointed out the Cubs are not looking to trade all four starters. The front office is doing its due diligence and trying to determine […]

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Giants Showing Interest in Jeff Samardzija, Cubs Reportedly Scouting Blue Jays Prospects

Bob Nightengale checked in Sunday morning with what he is hearing on the Jeff Samardzija front. Nightengale reported the Giants “are showing strong interest” in Samardzija. Nightengale also listed the Yankees, Orioles, Angels, Blue Jays and Red Sox as teams “also in the picture” for Samardzija. The Giants are not a new entry into the […]

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Cubs Reportedly Discussing Trades for Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel with Multiple Teams

The Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel trade rumors are starting to heat up. According to a report from the Sun-Times, “the Cubs already have had trade talks with multiple teams regarding Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel.” Gordon Wittenmyer pointed to the Braves, Mariners and Blue Jays being “among the teams the most interested” and one […]

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Could the Cubs Return on Hammel Be More than Expected?

After the Cubs were outbid on their off-season target and decided to go with ‘Plan B,’ the first thought when Jason Hammel signed his contract was that he would be flipped before the July 31 trade deadline. The signing of Hammel was viewed the same as Paul Maholm two years earlier and Scott Feldman the […]

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Is It Almost Trading Season for the Cubs?

While the Cubs are working on finalizing deals with this year’s draft picks, the front office is expected to start listening to offers in the very near future for players such as Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel. Teams, for the most part, have moved away from the draft and the contenders will begin looking at […]

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Cubs Agree to Terms with Mark Zagunis and Other Draft News and Notes

The Cubs have agreed to terms with third round pick, catcher Mark Zagunis, according to reports from Chris Cotillo and Jim Callis. Zagunis will reportedly receive $615,000, slightly under-slot for the Cubs third round pick value of $714,900. The Cubs have not announced the signing. The Cubs view Mark Zagunis as catcher, and while he […]

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