Braves Appear Out of the Running for Jeff Samardzija and Other Cubs News and Rumors

According to reports from David O’Brien and Mark Bowman, the Braves are no longer interested in trading for Jeff Samardzija. Both David O’Brien and Mark Bowman reported the Cubs’ asking price forced Frank Wren to look into different options to add starting pitching to his roster. Bowman indicated the Braves interest in Samardzija “died more […]

Pitching Staff Remains a Work in Progress and Other Cubs News and Rumors

Baseball’s Winter Meetings have come and gone but the Cubs’ off-season is far from over. Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer made three changes to the big league roster over the last week. The Cubs acquired right-handed hitting outfielder Justin Ruggiano from the Marlins for lefty hitting outfielder Brian Bogusevic and picked up and intriguing arm in […]

Report: Cubs Mentioned as a Possible Destination for Joaquin Benoit

According to Jeff Passan, the Cubs are a likely destination for free agent reliever Joaquin Benoit. Passan’s sources indicated that teams believe the Indians, Padres, Mariners, Cubs or Yankees could be the team that Benoit signs with this winter. The Cubs are looking for a closer this off-season but Joaquin Benoit is looking for a […]

Winter Meetings Day Three: The Cubs Are Not Just Hanging Out in Orlando

2013 Winter Meetings – Day Three The Cubs continued laying the groundwork for future trades and possible free agent signings on Wednesday. Theo Epstein indicated the team has offers out to free agent starters and relievers plus a trade on the table for a position player. Theo Epstein addressed the Cubs lack of activity at […]

Cubs Have Offers Out to a Free Agent Starter and Reliever and Working on Trading for a Hitter

Theo Epstein addressed the media on Wednesday afternoon and said the Cubs have offers out to a free agent starter and a free agent reliever. Epstein also indicated the Cubs have a trade proposal on the table to add a hitter to the roster. The Cubs’ President of Baseball Operations did not elaborate on the […]

Cubs Reportedly Showing Interest in RHP Mitchell Boggs and RHP Roberto Hernandez

The Cubs’ front office is exploring ways to add pitching to the big league team and have shown interest in right handed reliever Mitchell Boggs and right handed starter Roberto Hernandez. Hernandez is better known as Fausto Carmona from his days in Cleveland. Reports on Wednesday morning indicated the Cubs had spoken to Miami about […]