Time for the Cubs Core to Come Together and Other News and Rumors

The Cubs’ front office appears to be focused on Masahiro Tanaka and other starting pitching options in case they are unable to sign Tanaka. The bidding for Tanaka will begin next week and the Cubs are expected to be in the mix until the end for the 25-year old right hander. Once Casey Close begins […]

Samardzija Stays in the Rumor Mill, Teams Contacting Tanaka and Other Cubs Notes

The front office and Jeff Samardzija continue to discuss ways for Samardzija to remain with the Cubs. Both sides have acknowledged the talks on a long term contract have taken place and both the team and Samardzija’s camp has labeled those discussions as amicable. Samardzija understands why the front office is listening to offers and […]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Diamondbacks – 07/22/13

Game Ninety-Seven: Cubs (43-53) vs. Diamondbacks (51-47) Game Time – 8:40pm CDT Coverage – TV: Comcast SportsNet – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channels 185/844 Location – Chase Field, Phoenix Chris Rusin (0-0, 8.10/1.80)  vs. Tyler Skaggs (2-1, 4.03/1.31) The Cubs ten-game, three city road trip continues tonight with the first of four in Phoenix. Dale […]

Cubs Trade Matt Garza to Texas for Mike Olt, RHP Justin Grimm, RHP C.J. Edwards and Two PTBNL

According to multiple reports on Monday afternoon, the Cubs have traded Matt Garza to the Texas Rangers for 3B Mike Olt, RHP Justin Grimm, RHP C.J. Edwards and two players to be named later. The deal is not official and is pending physicals. The Cubs have not announced the trade but have announced that Chris […]

Report: Cubs Close to Deal with Rangers for Matt Garza, Will Not Start Monday Night

According to a report from Ken Rosenthal, the Cubs and Rangers are close on a deal that would send Matt Garza to the Texas Rangers. Rosenthal reported on Monday afternoon that Garza would not be making the start on Monday night against the Diamondbacks. Updated 4:03pm CDT – Multiple reports are indicating that Garza has […]

Matt Garza is Still on the Cubs Roster and Other News and Rumors

As far as Dale Sveum is concerned Matt Garza will be starting for the Cubs on Monday night in Phoenix. But does the front office have other plans? After the deal with Texas that would have reportedly sent Matt Garza and another Cubs’ player, believed to be James Russell, to the Rangers for four prospects […]

The Garza Watch Continues and Other Cubs Notes

The trade that was supposed to happen on Friday is still in limbo and might not happen at this point. Matt Garza remains with the Cubs and is preparing to make his start in Arizona on Monday night. Most still think Garza will still be dealt before Monday but what was thought to be imminent […]

Report: Oakland Has Serious Interest in Matt Garza

As reports surfaced on Saturday afternoon out of Arlington that the Cubs and Rangers were not making any significant progress in discussions for Matt Garza, Ken Rosenthal reported the Oakland A’s have surfaced as a possible destination for Garza “if the price is right.” Ken Rosenthal reported that the Athletics’ interest in Garza is “serious” […]

Report: Garza Trade to the Rangers Still Possible

According to a report from T.R. Sullivan, the Cubs and Rangers continue to discuss a trade involving Matt Garza. Sullivan’s sources indicated a deal is still possible but there is no timetable of when the trade may be completed. Sullivan confirmed reports on Friday night that the hold-up in the trade came from the Cubs’ side. […]

Cubs and Rangers Reportedly Still Talking Garza after Deal Hit a Snag

The trade between the Cubs and Rangers for Matt Garza that was thought to be close and even imminent, according to some reports, hit a snag on Friday after the teams exchanged medicals on the players thought to be involved in the deal. The Rangers are still interested in Matt Garza after reviewing his medicals […]