Cubs Reportedly Among the Teams to Recently Scout LHP Scott Kazmir

According to a report from Susan Slusser, the Cubs were among four teams on hand last Thursday night at the Coliseum to watch LHP Scott Kazmir’s outing against the Mariners. The report from the San Francisco Chronicle indicated the Royals, Nationals and Twins were the other three teams scouting the lefty. Scott Kazmir shut down […]

Cubs Weekend Headlines: Splitting with the Royals, Draft News and a Bunch of Rumors

Even with only two games it was a typically busy weekend for the Chicago Cubs. The Cubs ended up with a split of the two-game series with the Royals and finished May with a 14-14 record. More rumors surfaced on which players the front office could try to acquire to improve the big league roster. […]

Player Acquisition Cost: RHP Tyler Clippard

The Cubs may have a better record if it weren’t for a struggling bullpen that sports a 4.08 ERA after Friday’s game. A strength last year, the team has blown eight saves and needs some veteran assistance in the area for Joe Maddon to rely on either in setup or as a closer. Tyler Clippard […]

Cubs Weekend Headlines: More Homers, Rumors and Injury Updates than Wins

It was a rather busy weekend for the Chicago Cubs. From the action on the field to the rumors about which player the front office could select in the first round of the draft and which players the Cubs may be interested in to improve the big league roster, there wasn’t much down time over […]

Cubs Reportedly Interested in Ben Zobrist and Tyler Clippard

Could the Cubs and A’s swap players again this summer before the trade deadline? The Cubs have already been connected to LHP Scott Kazmir and according to Jim Bowden, the Cubs are one of several teams interested in acquiring INF/OF Ben Zobrist and RHP Tyler Clippard. Once Billy Beane decides to start trading players he […]

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 […]

Winter Meetings Day Two: Cubs Continue Talking Samardzija, Focus on Pitching

2013 Winter Meetings – Day Two As was the case on Monday, the front office is talking to several teams about ways they can improve the overall health of the organization. And any possible trades would require pitching in return. The Cubs talks with the Diamondbacks about Jeff Samardzija took a backseat when news surfaced […]

More Cubs Rumors than News at the Winter Meetings

Tuesday morning was rather quiet at the Winter Meetings with the exception of the three-team deal being worked on by the Angels, White Sox and Diamondbacks that could take Arizona out of the Jeff Samardzija market. The Cubs continue to look for pitching, both starters and relievers, and Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer appear to […]

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 Reportedly Eyeing Nationals’ Drew Storen and Tyler Clippard Among Reliever Options

One of the many areas the Cubs are looking to improve this winter is their relief corps, especially the backend of the bullpen. The Cubs have added lefty Wesley Wright to the mix but they are not done. According to a report from the Sun-Times, the Cubs have checked in on possible trades for relievers […]