Dan Haren to Cubs: Latest Trade Details, Comments and Reaction

July 31, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

The Chicago Cubs have found an answer for their pitching needs, acquiring right-hander Dan Haren from the Miami Marlins on Friday.  Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald first reported Haren was being traded to Chicago. The Cubs later confirmed the move. Spencer added the Marlins will receive minor leaguers Elliott Soto and Ivan Pineyro in the deal. Soto is a 25-year-old shortstop in Double-A, hitting .275/.388/.314. Pineyro is a 23-year-old right-handed pitcher also in Double-A with a 3.69 ERA and 92 strikeouts in 107.1 innings.  The Cubs have been in the market for pitching leading up to the trade deadline. They had been connected to front-line ...

Javier Baez Trade Rumors: Latest Buzz and Speculation Surrounding Cubs Prospect

July 29, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

With Javier Baez recently coming off the disabled list, the 22-year-old slugger in Triple-A for the Chicago Cubs could become an attractive trade commodity if the team wants to upgrade the big-league roster.  Continue for updates.  CBS Sports: Padres Express Interest in Baez Wednesday, July 29 According to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, the Cubs and San Diego Padres have had some discussions about a potential trade involving Baez: The Padres, looking for shortstop, infielders, lefty bats and young controllable pieces while soliciting offers for just about anyone, have talked to the Cubs about slugging prospect Javier Baez. There's potential for a match with the Padres, and the ...

Kyle Schwarber’s Call-Up Could Be Just What Cubs Need to Ignite Offense

July 17, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

The first time the Chicago Cubs called up top prospect Kyle Schwarber, it was just for a quick look-see that didn't figure to impact the Cubs' season in any major way. But now Chicago is calling on Schwarber again. And this time around, he's going to get a chance to be just what Dr. Johnny on the Spot ordered. Last Saturday, veteran catcher Miguel Montero jammed his thumb in a 5-1 loss to the Chicago White Sox. The Cubs are expected to put him on the disabled list Friday, and the word from Jonathan Mayo of (h/t Carrie Muskat) is that ...

Chicago Cubs Trade Rumors: Tracking Hot Updates, News and Reaction

July 15, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

After a big offseason, the Chicago Cubs figure to be busy when the trade deadline arrives as they look to get back to the postseason for the first time since 2008. The Cubs' young stars have impressed in the first half of the season and have helped the club remain in the thick of the postseason race. While the team may not have a firm grasp on a playoff spot, it's certainly going to be in contention all year. While Chicago has plenty of young talent, it may may need to add a few pieces in order to secure a postseason berth. ...

Joc Pederson vs Kris Bryant: Who Is Winning the NL ROY Race?

July 7, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

A number of current and future baseball stars have erupted with massive performances during the first half of the 2015 MLB season.In the National League, the Los Angeles Dodgers and Chicago Cubs particularly appear to have struck gold with rookies Joc Pederson and Kris Bryant, respectively.Who leads the NL Rookie of the Year Race as we stand today? Find out as Stephen Nelson and Bleacher Report National MLB Columnist Scott Miller assess a winner heading into the All-Star break.Read more Chicago Cubs news on