According to Jon Heyman, the Cubs have traded David DeJesus to the Washington Nationals for a player to be named later. DeJesus spent a sizable amount of time on the DL this season, but in his year plus with the Cubs, he gave the Cubs a bit more than they paid for. No word on […]
After a slow recovery from Tommy John surgery, Arodys Vizcaino may pitch in the Arizona Fall League.
Jen-Ho Tseng officially signs with the Cubs and heads to Australia. Luis Encarnacion agrees to terms with the Phillies. A look at the Cubs’ strategy for the IFA period.
Jose Dariel Abreu Stats. A look at Jose Abreu’s statistics in Cuba’s la Serie Nacional and a comparison to other recent Cuban defectors such as Yoenis Cespedes and Yasiel Puig.
Cuban slugger Jose Dariel Abreu has defected. The bidding on Alexander Guerrero is ongoing. Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez’s deal with the Phillies has hit a snag.
The Cubs have traded Guillermo Moscoso to the A's Giants for cash or a player to be named later. Moscoso was a waiver pick for the Cubs who was having a pretty decent season at AAA. It's nice that the Cubs can turn a waiver pick into something even if its just a reimbursement of […]
The Cubs were close to trading Alfonso Soriano last night before the Cubs and Diamondbacks gone, but didn't complete the trade until this morning. It wasn't known who the Cubs had received in return until a bit later when we learned the Cubs got RHP Corey Black. Black was ranked the 157th best draft prospect prior […]
Joel Sherman is tweeting that the Cubs have acquired 21 year old (soon to be 22) right-handed pitcher Corey Black in the Alfonso Soriano trade. Black's FanGraphs page is here and you can read a thorough scouting report on him at River Ave. Blues. Corey Black is prospect going for Soriano. #Yankees — Joel Sherman […]
Earlier in the week I wondered why the Cubs hadn't signed Jen-Ho Tseng yet, and made the case that unlike Eloy Jimenez, the team had no reason to wait on Tseng. I speculated that the club was waiting to see whether more slot space could be acquired, and that Tseng might end up with the Twins if […]
8:00am: Jim Bowden of ESPN and MLB Network Radio via Twitter) that the Yankees will pay $6.8MM of the roughly $24.5MM remaining on Alfonso Soriano's contract — $1.8MM in 2013 and $5MM in 2014. The Cubs will choose from a short list of pitching prospects that includes Corey Black, Tommy Kahnle and perhaps one other player, via Twitter) that the Cubs […]
I’m mostly busy tonight, but wanted to put something up because it seems like there’s a very good chance Alfonso Soriano will be traded to the Yankees tonight. Theo told Sveum to take Sori out Yankees deal nearly done — Carrie Muskat (@CarrieMuskat) July 25, 2013 More to come…
All of the major scouting outlets have published their midseason top prospects updates by now, which is good since the season is well over halfway through. I rounded up a bunch of them (from Baseball America, Bullpen Banter, Baseball Prospectus's Jason Parks, ESPN's Keith Law, and minorleagueball's John Sickels) and pulled the rankings for Cub prospects, including […]
Cuban News The notable free agent news of the day is that the Cubs are unlikely to sign Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez, per CSN’s Patrick Mooney. This is a good thing, I think, unless his price ends up dropping to the $10 million range. At that point, he might be a decent gamble. The Cuban National Team […]
The Cubs have locked up two of their core talents in Starlin Castro and Anthony Rizzo already. There have been rumors about the Cubs interest in locking up Jeff Samardzija, but it hasn't happened. Samardzija isn't thinking about it, but he certainly seems open to the idea. "I haven't thought about that too much, to […]