Phillies Reportedly Not Interested in Trading Hamels, Adding Pitching is a Priority for the Cubs

The Sun-Times reported late Thursday night a deal with the Phillies for Cole Hamels was not going to happen. And the front office will likely have to go the free agent route in order to add a top of the rotation starter to the pitching staff. “The Cubs have the projected payroll flexibility to handle […]

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Cubs Reportedly Claim RHP Jacob Turner Off of Waivers from the Marlins

According to multiple reports, the Cubs claimed RHP Jacob Turner off of waivers from the Miami Marlins. Turner was designated for assignment Tuesday after posting a 4-7 record in 20 games, 12 starts, for Miami this season with a 5.97 ERA and a 1.68 WHIP.

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Cubs Working Out Rusney Castillo at Wrigley Field

According to a report, and photo, from Ben Nicholson-Smith, the Cubs are working out free agent OF Rusney Castillo at Wrigley Field. The private workout with Castillo is taking place Wednesday afternoon at Wrigley Field. Ben Nicholson-Smith is touring Wrigley Field and reported the Cubs were conducting a workout with him on the field.

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Emilio Bonifacio Drawing Interest on Deadline Day

The front office were close enough on a deal for Emilio Bonifacio prior to Wednesday’s game that Rick Renteria kept Bonifacio out of the lineup and did not play him at all against the Rockies. Renteria said it was prudent to the team that Bonifacio did not play. According to reports, Bonifacio’s agent has been […]

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Jed Hoyer Expecting Cubs to Be Active Leading Up to Trade Deadline

Jed Hoyer met with the beat writers prior to Tuesday’s marathon and said he is expecting to be active leading up to the trade deadline. The Cubs are having conversations with teams about possible deals for several players on the big league roster, but it would not surprise Hoyer if the Cubs ended up not […]

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Report: Cubs Sent Five Scouts to Watch Rusney Castillo

The Cubs are one of many teams interested in free agent OF Rusney Castillo. The Cubs were among the 28 teams on hand last Saturday in Miami to watch Castillo’s workout. According to a report from Comcast SportsNet, the Cubs sent five scouts to watch his showcase last Saturday at the University of Miami and […]

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Cubs Stay in the Rumor Mill as the Trade Deadline Approaches

Thursday is the non-waiver trade deadline and it could be a rather busy end of the month around baseball. As for the Cubs, the front office is believed to be listening and talking to other teams about players on the big league roster. Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer said last week the club is not […]

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Cubs Have Reportedly Had Internal Discussions about Jon Lester and Justin Masterson

Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer have said the front office will address the organization’s pitching needs and could add starters in the off-season if the situation, or situations, presents itself and benefit the Cubs moving forward. The Cubs have very little financial commitments on the books for the big league team beyond this year and […]

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Cubs Are Not in a Rush to Make Trades, Rumors and Competitive Balance Picks

There is a week left before the non-waiver trade deadline and with that a growing feeling in the game a lot of deals could be made in August after players clear waivers. Several players on the Cubs big league roster that includes Emilio Bonifacio, Luis Valbuena, Nate Schierholtz, Justin Ruggiano, Junior Lake, Carlos Villanueva, James […]

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Cubs Hoping to Receive Calls on Darwin Barney

The Cubs caught many off guard Tuesday when the front office designated Darwin Barney for assignment. With Emilio Bonifacio ready to be activated from the 15-day DL, the Cubs needed a spot on the 25-man roster and decided to keep Arismendy Alcantara with the big league team instead of sending him back to Iowa. Jed […]

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