Phillies Reportedly Trade Cole Hamels to the Rangers

If the numerous reports are correct, the Cubs nearly yearlong pursuit of LHP Cole Hamels is over. The Phillies have reportedly traded Cole Hamels to the Rangers. The eight-player deal that includes a lot of money exchanging hands is not official but is expected to be announced Thursday after the teams have reviewed the medicals […]

Cole Hamels Update: Giants Making a Strong Push, Phillies See Rangers as Best Fit

Updated 11:57am CDT – According to a report from Jayson Stark, the Phillies have asked all interested teams to submit their best offers for Cole Hamels by Wednesday. The Phillies’ front office will decide at that point where Hamels will be traded. As Baseball’s non-waiver trade deadline (Friday, 3:00pm CDT) quickly approaches, the Cubs pursuit […]

Cubs Could Reportedly Take Up to the Deadline to Add a Starting Pitcher

The Cubs are expected to be active before the non-waiver trade deadline (Friday, 3:00pm CDT) and have been linked by the mainstream media to just about every player that is known to be available. The Cubs would like to add at least one starting pitcher, a late-inning reliever and a bat. Reports have suggested the […]

Cubs Weekend Headlines: Rumors Highlights of a Difficult Three Days for the North Side Nine

As the front office spent the weekend working on ways to improve Joe Maddon’s roster, it was a rather difficult three days for the team on the field. Not only were the Cubs swept by the Phillies, but The Streak came to an end and Jason Hammel’s performance Sunday raised a red flag. Off the […]

Cole Hamels Update: Dodgers and Rangers Reportedly Pulled Ahead of the Pack

According to a report from Jayson Stark, the Dodgers and Rangers have emerged as “the likely favorites to trade for Cole Hamels.” And the Rangers are bracing to finish second to the Dodgers for Hamels according to T.R. Sullivan. The Cubs are one of four other teams still discussing Hamels with the Phillies. But the […]

The Daily CCO: Five Days to the Deadline and Cubs News, Notes and Rumors

Baseball’s non-waiver trade deadline is Friday, July 31 and outside of around four deals, it has been rather quiet throughout the game. And that is expected to change this week. The Cubs would like to acquire at least one starting pitcher, a late-inning reliever and a bat, likely a left-handed hitting outfielder or a utility […]

Cubs Rumors Roundup a Week Before the Deadline

With a week to go in the non-waiver trade deadline as expected, the rumor mill has kicked into high gear and the Cubs appear to be mentioned in just about every other report and rumor that surfaces. For every report that states the Cubs are interested in one player, there is another that says the […]

Rambling about the Cubs as Cole Hamels Comes to Town

Hello again, everybody.  I do not mean to shock your systems with a Thursday Ramblings, but my travel schedule combined with an off day for the Cubs led to a perfect scenario where we can ramble, rumble and ramble some more on a thoroughly thirsty Thursday for many thirty-somethings … and hopefully a thoroughly enjoyable […]

Cole Hamels Update: Cubs Scouted Again Sunday, Face Friday at Wrigley

The Cole Hamels rumors are heating up as the trade deadline quickly approaches. And with 10 days left in July, the Cubs are one of at least a handful of teams that continue to talk to the Phillies about Hamels. Ken Rosenthal reported Saturday the Cubs, Dodgers, Red Sox and Rangers are interested in Hamels […]

Cubs Weekend Headlines: Two Wins, Four Roster Moves and a Couple of Phillies in the Rumor Mill

The Cubs started the second half with the organization’s first series victory in Atlanta since August 2011. Jon Lester flirted with a no-hitter and Jake Arrieta pitched seven innings of shutout ball. Joe Maddon got Meat Loaf but the flight to Cincinnati was probably a little subdued after clubhouse favorite Edwin Jackson was designated for […]