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Tyson Ross or Carlos Carrasco Trade Would Make Cubs a Flawless Superteam

December 16, 2015 by Zachary D. Rymer · Leave a Comment 

We're through the looking glass, people. We can tell by the way we're gawking in awe at the Chicago Cubs, a team that hasn't won a World Series since Ford was introducing the Model T. And, heck, we could be gawking in even more awe at the Cubs in the near future. They're already great, but apparently they want to be flawless. This winter has already seen the Cubs take a roster that produced 97 wins in 2015 and augment it with Jason Heyward, Ben Zobrist, John Lackey and a couple of bullpen additions. Cue Sahadev Sharma of Baseball Prospectus to sum it up: "It’s ...

Jason Heyward’s Top Quotes from Introductory Press Conference with Cubs

December 15, 2015 by Tyler Conway · Leave a Comment 

Jason Heyward sounds like a man ready to bring the Chicago Cubs their first World Series in more than a century. Introduced at a press conference Tuesday, the newly signed outfielder made his goals for championship glory clear. "It'd be a beautiful thing to win a World Series for one," Heyward said, per Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune. "It's a no-brainer that it would be making history here."  Heyward, 26, agreed to an eight-year, $184 million contract on Dec. 11. He chose Chicago over hard pushes from the Washington Nationals and St. Louis Cardinals, with the former reportedly offering him more money, per ...

MLB Trade Rumors: Buzz Surrounding Aroldis Chapman and Top Players Available

December 12, 2015 by Daniel Kramer · Leave a Comment 

The MLB hot stove continues to simmer well after the winter meetings ended Wednesday.  The free-agent market continues to remain fluid—apropos the Chicago Cubs’ splash signing of Jason Heyward on Friday—though teams continue trade talks with plenty of potential moves that could continue to shift the competitive landscape.  Here is a look at the latest buzz heading into the post-meetings weekend.    Despite investigation, Reds still trying to trade Aroldis Chapman The Cincinnati Reds’ trade of closer Aroldis Chapman with the Los Angeles Dodgers was a done deal until news surfaced that the hard-hurling lefty had been involved in a domestic violence incident that prompted MLB to ...

Jason Heyward Splash Puts World Series-Chasing Chicago Cubs on Top of MLB

December 11, 2015 by Zachary D. Rymer · Leave a Comment 

The Chicago Cubs haven't won the World Series in 107 years. If they have it their way, the counter won't reach 108 years. And man, oh man, do they appear to be serious about that. Fresh off a thrilling 97-win season and a trip to the National League Championship Series in 2015, Cubs bosses Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer have been busy making moves meant to take them even further in 2016. By far the biggest of these went down Friday.  As Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times was first to report, the Cubs have agreed to terms with star right fielder Jason Heyward: According ...

Jason Heyward to Cubs: Latest Contract Details, Comments, Reaction

December 11, 2015 by Adam Wells · Leave a Comment 

For the second time in as many years, Jason Heyward is on the move, agreeing to a deal with the Chicago Cubs. Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times first reported the news. Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal and CBS Sports' Jon Heyman have since confirmed Heyward is headed to the Cubs. Heyman indicated Heyward likely gave the Cubs a discount: Rosenthal confirmed that both the Nationals and Cardinals are believed to have offered Heyward over $200 million.  Wittenmyer added the deal is for eight years, while Rosenthal reported it was worth $184 million. Peter Gammons of MLB Network noted the deal contains two opt-out clauses, while Jesse ...

Adam Warren to Cubs: Latest Trade Details and Scouting Report

December 9, 2015 by Danny Webster · Leave a Comment 

The Starlin Castro era is over in Chicago, after the Cubs traded the shortstop/second baseman to the New York Yankees on Tuesday night. Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com reported the Yankees will send infielder Brendan Ryan and pitcher Adam Warren to Chicago in return for Castro. Warren is a 28-year-old right-handed pitcher who played for the Yankees his entire four-year career. 2015 was his first year as a five-day rotation pitcher, going 7-7 with a 3.29 ERA and striking out 104 batters. Versatility is what makes Warren valuable. The Cubs can move him into the fifth spot in the rotation or count on him for a ...

Ben Zobrist, John Lackey Deals Strong Veteran Upgrades for Title-Chasing Cubs

December 9, 2015 by Jacob Shafer · Leave a Comment 

The young, upstart Chicago Cubs have gotten a little longer in the tooth this offseason—and that's a good thing. First, they signed 37-year-old right-hander John Lackey to a two-year, $32 million deal that was finalized on Tuesday, per Ronald Blum of the Associated Press. Then, later that same day, they inked 34-year-old super-utility man Ben Zobrist to a four-year, $56 million pact, per Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal. To help make room for Zobrist, the Cubs concurrently traded 25-year-old middle infielder Starlin Castro to the New York Yankees for right-hander Adam Warren and a player to be named later, per ESPN the Magazine's ...

Trevor Cahill Re-Signs with Cubs: Latest Contract Details, Comments and Reaction

December 7, 2015 by Timothy Rapp · Leave a Comment 

The Chicago Cubs re-signed relief pitcher Trevor Cahill to a one-year, $4.25 million contract on Monday, per Buster Olney of ESPN.com. Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com confirmed the report, adding the deal is pending a physical.   Cahill, 27, went 1-3 with a 5.40 ERA, 1.38 WHIP, two holds and 36 strikeouts in 43.1 innings pitched last season in stints with the Atlanta Braves and the Cubs. While he struggled with Atlanta, he was excellent in Chicago, notching a 2.12 ERA and 0.76 WHIP in 11 appearances. He also went 1-1 in six postseason appearances, giving up two earned runs in 5.1 innings. Cahill ...

Cubs Should Chase Jeff Samardzija-John Lackey Duo over Greinke

December 2, 2015 by Jacob Shafer · Leave a Comment 

The Chicago Cubs missed out on Jordan Zimmermann. Then they whiffed on David Price. Now they need to go hard after Zack Greinke, right? They just returned to relevance with a trip to the National League Championship Series, after all, and could use another starter (at least) to push them over the long-awaited championship hump. Heck, they proved their willingness to spend big on pitching last winter by handing a six-year, $155 million deal to Jon Lester. "We'd love to have him," Cubs ace Jake Arrieta said of Greinke—the man he bested for NL Cy Young honors, per Bill Shaikin of the ...

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