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Cubs Sign Jason Hammel

The Cubs appear finally made their move to acquire a starting pitcher, agreeing in principle with Jason Hammel on Friday. Hammel pitched for the Orioles in 2012 and 2013 after spending three years in Colorado. Jeff Passan has the details. Sources: Jason Hammel's deal with the Cubs is for one year. Should fall somewhere in the $6M […]

Cubs free agent contest

I'll just say right now that there is nothing to win, but bragging rights. So if you're someone wanting to win something, well, we can give you a Kyuji Fujikawa bobblehead and that's it. Seriously, if you really want the bobblehead, we'll send it along. So if that's incentive, great. Otherwise, there is none. It's […]

Cubs trade David DeJesus to Nationals

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 […]

Cubs trade Guillermo Moscoso to some team in the San Francisco area

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 […]

Cubs acquire RHP Corey Black in Alfonso Soriano trade

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 […]

Alfonso Soriano trade to the Yankees is complete

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 […]

Justin Grimm Profile

Yesterday the Cubs traded Matt Garza to the Rangers for a package of prospects that included Mike Olt, CJ Edwards, Justin Grimm and at least one, but maybe two players to be named later. We already wrote about Mike Olt last night. Earlier today we covered CJ Edwards and now it's Justin Grimm. Grimm is a 6-3, 200 pound right handed starting pitcher. […]

CJ Edwards Profile

Yesterday the Cubs traded Matt Garza to the Rangers for a package of prospects that included Mike Olt, CJ Edwards, Justin Grimm and at least one, but maybe two players to be named later. We already wrote about Mike Olt here and now it's CJ Edwards turn.  Before we talk too much about Edwards, the Cubs should […]

Mini Profile for Mike Olt

Earlier the Cubs acquired Mike Olt, CJ Edwards, Justin Grimm and a player to be named later for Matt Garza. Over the next two days I'm going to write short pieces on each of these players before a final analysis.  Mike Olt is the center piece of the trade. He was ranked the 22nd best prospect […]

Cubs trade Scott Hairston to Nationals for Ivan Pineyro ***UPDATED***

The Cubs have traded Scott Hairston to the Nationals for a class A pitcher. Hairston was signed this past offseason for 2-years and $5 million after his solid 2012 season. In 112 plate appearances with the Cubs, Hairston hit only .172/.232/.434. His wOBA was .283 and he had a wRC+ of 73. He had -0.6 […]

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