From the Wire: Cubs Acquire RHP Dan Haren and RHP Tommy Hunter, Trade OF Junior Lake, DFA RHP Ben Rowen

The Cubs added two pitchers to the big league team as prior four roster moves prior to Friday’s non-waiver trade deadline The Cubs acquired RHP Dan Haren and cash ($500,000) from the Marlins for minor leaguers, RHP Ivan Pineyro and SS Elliot Soto. The Cubs traded OF Junior Lake to the Baltimore Orioles for RHP […]


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Cubs Reportedly Acquire RHP Tommy Hunter from the Orioles for OF Junior Lake

According to multiple reports, the Cubs acquired RHP Tommy Hunter prior to the deadline from the Orioles for OF Junior Lake. The Cubs have not announced the deal but are expected to Thursday afternoon. RHP Tommy Hunter is a free agent at the end of the season and is having a good year for the […]


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Cubs Reportedly Acquire RHP Dan Haren from the Marlins

Cubs Reportedly Acquire RHP Dan Haren from the Marlins According to reports from Gordon Wittenmyer and Clark Spencer, the Cubs have acquired veteran right hander Dan Haren from the Marlins. The trade is expected to be announced once the medicals are approved. The Cubs have not announced the deal and reports have not surfaced as […]


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Cubs Pursuing Pitching as Deadline Nears

The countdown to baseball’s non-waiver trade deadline (Friday, 3:00pm CDT) has begun and with just over 14 hours left, the Cubs are working to add at least one pitcher to the roster. According to Joel Sherman, the Cubs and Padres are working on something big. And the Sun-Times confirmed the two teams are discussing several […]


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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 […]


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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 […]


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Player Acquisition Cost: RHP Dan Haren

Jason Hammel has arguably been the Cubs best pitcher so far and his hamstring injury has cast quite a cloud over an already weakened rotation. While Hammel is expected to make his next start after the All-Star break, there’s no telling if he will be recovered by then. If not, the front office is likely […]


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Dan Haren and Tom Koehler Reportedly on List of Cubs Possible Trade Targets

The Cubs are exploring ways to add starting pitching to the roster. As the players received a much-needed breather Monday in New York, the front office prepared for the start of the International signing period as rumors continued to mount on which pitchers they might try to acquire before the deadline. Questions were raised Monday […]


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Cubs Pitching Discussions Reportedly Included Jon Niese, Update on Cole Hamels and More Rumors

Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer have said in the last week the Cubs are looking for starting pitching. Reports have indicated the Cubs are working the phones trying to make a deal or two. The problem is there are less than a handful of sellers right now. Alex Anthopoulos and Sandy Alderson have also pointed […]


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Weekend Update … Tender Deadline and Pitching Questions Remain for the Cubs

It should be a busy seven days for the Chicago Cubs leading up to the Winter Meetings that officially begins a week from Monday. The deadline to tender contracts to arbitration eligible players is Friday (November 30) and the Cubs have five players that are arbitration eligible this off-season: Matt Garza, Jeff Samardzija, James Russell, […]


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