Cubs Focused on Adding Pitching Before Deadline

The Cubs have not lit up the scoreboard lately and will not be confused with the ’27 Yankees anytime soon. While the Cubs could add a bat before the deadline and have shown interest in Ben Zobrist, Will Venable and Gerardo Parra, Jed Hoyer said the offensive improvement will have to come from within. Hoyer expects […]


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Report: Cubs Worked Out OF Eddy Julio Martinez, Remain in Mix for Top International Prospect

The Cubs were rather busy on the first day of the International signing period. And while the team has not made any announcements, multiple reports have indicated the Cubs signed several of the top International prospects: SS Yonathan Perlaza, OF Yonathan Sierra Estiwal, SS Aramis Ademan, C Miguel Amaya, RHP Yunior Perez and 3B Christopher […]


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Player Acquisition Cost: OF Gerardo Parra

Much of the focus of rumors over the past month or so for the Cubs has revolved around pitching. With Dexter Fowler currently on a two-month slump and his slash line down to .228/.306/.369 for the season, the club has realized their need for a more reliable left-handed hitting outfielder who is capable of also […]


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Cubs Reportedly Stepping Up Efforts to Add Starting Pitching

The Cubs are reportedly looking to add at least one starting pitcher, a reliever and a left-handed bat before the trade deadline. But the front office’s timeframe to acquire a starting pitcher may have changed Wednesday night. According to a report from the Sun-Times, the Cubs “already appear to have stepped up efforts to find […]


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Phillies Reportedly Close to Trading Jonathan Papelbon Before Backing Off Talks

As baseball approaches the All-Star break, the Cubs are reportedly looking for at least one starting pitcher, a reliever and a bat. One of the bullpen arms the Cubs have been heavily connected to by the mainstream media is Jonathan Papelbon. And he was reportedly pulled back last month when it appeared the Phillies were […]


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Player Acquisition Cost: RHP Tom Koehler

As the trade deadline approaches and the likelihood of a trade for starting pitching being made by the front office, we’re starting to get a clearer picture of what the Cubs are looking for. Reports have suggested that the club is looking for a pitcher with more than a year control and some upside rather […]


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Cubs Reportedly Among the Teams to Recently Scout LHP Scott Kazmir

According to a report from Susan Slusser, the Cubs were among four teams on hand last Thursday night at the Coliseum to watch LHP Scott Kazmir’s outing against the Mariners. The report from the San Francisco Chronicle indicated the Royals, Nationals and Twins were the other three teams scouting the lefty. Scott Kazmir shut down […]


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Report: Cubs Would Like to Add Left-Handed Hitting Outfielder, Gerardo Parra and Will Venable Possibilities

For the most part, the Cubs have been linked to pitchers, not position players, as the front office looks for rotation depth and possibly an impact starter. And despite the recent performance of the bullpen, the Cubs are still believed to be interested in acquiring Jonathan Papelbon as Rafael Soriano gets closer to pitching for […]


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Cubs Expected to be Very Active During 2015-16 International Signing Period

It’s July 2, the start of the 2015-16 International signing period and the Cubs are expected to be very active on the International free agent market. The Cubs were limited to signing players for $250,000 or less during the 2014-15 International signing period that ended on June 15. The Cubs are expected to exceed its […]


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Possible Pitching Options for the Cubs

The Cubs are expected to acquire a starting pitcher or two before the deadline. Mainly because the team does not have a fifth starter it feels comfortable with going forward. Injuries and poor performances have taken its toll on the depth the front office thought the Cubs had when pitchers and catchers reported back in […]


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