Phillies Continue to Scout the Cubs System

Phillies’ scouts have been looking at players in the Cubs’ system at the Major and minor league levels for at least the majority of a calendar year. The Cubs first tried to make a deal with the Phillies last summer after a waiver claim was put in for LHP Cole Hamels. And while it was […]


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Player Acquisition Cost: LHP Oliver Perez

It was rather puzzling this off-season when the Chicago Cubs front office non-tendered Wesley Wright and made no effort to sign a left-hander in free agency. Instead, the team decided to attempt the role with high upside young arms from within their system or off the scrap heap from other teams. It wasn’t until the […]


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Report: Jonathan Papelbon Would Be Very Interested in Trade to the Cubs

The Cubs have been discussing Jonathan Papelbon for at least a month and recently engaged in trade talks with the Phillies for him. Those talks may have stalled due to the Phillies demands, but according to a report from Jim Salisbury, Papelbon “would be very interested in joining the Cubs.” Even with signing RHP Rafael […]


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Cubs Reportedly Had Trade Talks with the Phillies for Jonathan Papelbon

As previously reported, Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer are exploring ways to improve the Cubs bullpen. The Cubs are interested in trading for RHP Jonathan Papelbon. And according to Ken Rosenthal, the Phillies recently engaged in talks with the Cubs and Blue Jays for Jonathan Papelbon. Jonathan Papelbon has been on the Cubs’ radar for […]


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From the Wire: Cubs Sign RHP Rafael Soriano to a Minor League Contract

Update 10:50am CDT – The Cubs announced signing RHP Rafael Soriano to a minor league contract. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Updated 10:59am CDT – According to a report from James Wagner, Rafael Soriano has a prorated base salary of $4.1 million and the deal includes a $4 million incentives package based on games […]


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Player Acquisition Cost: LHP Cole Hamels

Rumors have swirled about potential interest by the Cubs in Cole Hamels since the last summer. With the team looking to contend, thanks to a host of young hitters on the cusp and a system lacking in high end pitching prospects, it’s been no secret that the front office has been looking for a high-end […]


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The Daily CCO: Cubs Have Shown Serious Interest in Eddy Julio Martinez and Other News

According a report from Jesse Sanchez, the Cubs have shown serious interest in Cuban OF Eddy Julio Martinez. The 20-year old is considered the top International prospect and he could be looking at a rather large signing bonus. Estimates have Martinez signing an eight-figure bonus, around the $10 million range. And the Cubs are one […]


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Cubs Among Three Teams Reportedly Being the Most Aggressive on RHP Rafael Soriano

The front office is searching for ways to add reliable arms to a bullpen that had shown improvement in recent days leading up to the series against the Nationals. According to a report from Nick Cafardo, the Cubs are one of three teams being the most aggressive with free agent Rafael Soriano. Rafael Soriano has […]


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Player Acquisition Cost: RHP Jonathan Papelbon

It’s no secret that the Cubs bullpen has been struggling and with the team currently four games over .500, upgrades are necessary if they hope to continue stay above the mark. Jonathan Papelbon comes with a long track record of success in the closer position and owns the distinction of being drafted by the Cubs […]


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Javier Baez Launches a Pair of Two-Run Homers, Taking Grounders at Third Base

Javier Baez is not only locked in at the plate but he could be close to seeing time at third base. The Iowa Cubs beat Albuquerque 9-3 on Tuesday night behind four home runs, two off the bat of Javier Baez. Arismendy Alcantara and Christian Villanueva also went deep Tuesday. Baez hit a pair of […]


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