Winter Meetings Day One: Cubs Emphasizing Pitching In All Trade Discussions

2013 Winter Meetings – Day One Jeff Samardzija is reportedly the Cubs’ player that attracted the most attention on the first day of the Winter Meetings. The Cubs are listening to offers for Samardzija but are asking a steep price for him right now. Jed Hoyer maintained the Cubs would prefer to sign Samardzija to […]

Cubs Release Shawn Camp

According to the transactions page on, the Cubs released Shawn Camp on July 7, four days after designating him for assignment. Shawn Camp had a bad season with the Cubs after re-signing with the team as a free agent in the off-season. Camp signed a one-year deal worth $1.35 million that included a $200,000 […]

From the Wire … Cubs Trade Carlos Marmol and Cash to Dodgers for RHP Matt Guerrier

The Cubs finalized the deal with the Dodgers on Tuesday and sent Carlos Marmol, cash and the no. 4 international signing bonus slot money to Los Angeles for RHP Matt Guerrier. The Cubs will pay nearly $2 million of the remaining $5 million on Marmol’s contract and the Dodgers receive $209,000 in international slot money. […]

Cubs Working on Deals for Marmol and Clevenger? And Other News and Rumors

If Monday was any indication, it is going to be a busy month for the Chicago Cubs. The Cubs are discussing a deal for Carlos Marmol with at least five teams. The Dodgers are thought to be the most aggressive for Marmol, as Bruce Levine reported. But the deal is not done. Theo Epstein indicated […]

Report: Cubs Close to Trading Carlos Marmol to the Dodgers

According to a report from Bruce Levine, the Cubs are close on a deal that would send Carlos Marmol to the Los Angeles Dodgers. Levine’s report has been confirmed by Jon Heyman and Peter Gammons since it hit the wire. Carlos Marmol has drawn interest from at least three teams since the Cubs designated Marmol […]

Heavy Traffic on Garza, Cubs Watch Gonzalez and Other News and Rumors

With July quickly approaching, if the last few days are any indication the next month leading up to the non-waiver trade deadline should be any but boring for the Chicago Cubs. It appears the front office is willing to discuss all but a few players on their roster. The general feeling is that Matt Garza […]

From the Wire … Cubs Designate Carlos Marmol for Assignment, Call Up Brian Bogusevic

The Cubs announced on Tuesday that Carlos Marmol was designated for assignment to make room on the 40-man roster for outfielder Brian Bogusevic. The Cubs said Sunday that a roster move would be made prior to Tuesday’s opener to bring up a position player and send out a reliever. Carlos Marmol was in the final […]

Cubs Offense Shut Down in St. Louis – Cubs 1, Cardinals 6

Game Seventy-One – Cubs 1, Cardinals 6 WP – Lance Lynn (10-1) LP – Scott Feldman (6-6) Save – None Scott Feldman could not work his magic in St. Louis and the Cubs dropped the series finale to the Cardinals on Thursday night. The Cubs offense continued to struggle on Thursday against Cardinals pitching and […]

DeJesus Likely Out a Month, Cubs to Recall a Position Player

Prior to Wednesday’s game, Dale Sveum said David DeJesus will likely be out for about a month after a MRI on Monday confirmed DeJesus sprained his right shoulder when he crashed into the wall at Citi Field in New York on Friday night. The Cubs placed DeJesus on the 15-day DL on Saturday morning. Not […]

Hoyer Backs Sveum … and Other Cubs News and Notes

Jed Hoyer gave his support to Dale Sveum prior to Monday’s game in the response to the backlash Sveum received for using Carlos Marmol in the ninth inning on Sunday. According to the Tribune, Hoyer said Sveum made the right call using Marmol with Kevin Gregg being unavailable after pitching in four straight games. Hoyer […]