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Cubs may or may not have acquired Randall Delgado and this is his story

Keith Law has confirmed that Ryan Dempster has been traded to the Atlanta Braves for Randall Delgado. The issue of money still has to be settled though. It was later confirmed there is not yet a trade. Nobody knows why. I assume the trade gets done so I"m getting a head start. The Cubs will […]

Dodgers propose trade for Ryan Dempster

Bruce Levine is reporting that the Cubs have received a trade proposal for Ryan Dempster though the specifics are unknown.  CHICAGO — The Los Angeles Dodgers have proposed a trade for Chicago Cubs starter Ryan Dempster, a baseball source told The Cubs have been clear their top priority on the trade market is adding young […]

Cubs Select Pierce Johnson 43rd Overall (Paul Blackburn 56th)

With the second pick of the night and the 43rd overall, the Cubs have selected Pierce Johnson from Missouri State. He was Baseball America's highest rated draft prospect not yet drafted. Here's what they say about him. Few colleges can match Missouri State's recent track record for producing pitchers. Since 2001, the Bears have had […]

Cubs First Round Pick: Albert Almora

In the first rund with the 6th overall pick the Cubs selected Albert Almora. No surprise here. Almora is a latter-day A.J. Hinch in that he has become a go-to player for USA Baseball national teams from a young age. Almora was USA Baseball's 2011 athlete of the year after being MVP of the 18-and-under […]

Geovany Soto to the DL, Chris Volstad Option to AAA

Geovany Soto has a tear in the meniscus in his left knee and will or already has undergone arthroscopic knee surgery. He'll be out at least 3 weeks. Blake Lalli was called up to fill his spot on the roster. The Cubs entered the season having a great deal of depth behind the plate. Soto […]

Blake DeWitt DFA'd

The Cubs have DFA'd Blake DeWitt and re-caled Travis Wood who will start today against the Dodgers. I don't believe Berselius published a projection for Wood, but Oliver did project him to be worth 2.5 WAR at the time the Cubs traded Sean Marshall for him. Wood has had mixed results so far at Iowa. […]

Marlon Byrd traded to Red Sox for Michael Bowden

probable that the Cubs will trade Marlon Byrd to the Red Sox. It's likely the Cubs pick up the bulk of Byrd's remaining contract ($6 millionish) to increase the package they get in return. It's unlikely the Cubs will acquire much talent in this trade. A decet relief pitching prospect is probably about as good […]

Cubs 6th Best Since 2007 In Free Agent Signings

Matt Swartz has published a very interesting article about buidling an organization. I've said for several years now the idea that the Cubs under Hendry just handed out contracts like candy was ridiculous. Yes, there were some bad contracts. Name one GM who has been around for a decade without some bad free agent contracts. […]

Cubs and Red Sox finally complete Theo Epstein compensation

Several months after being on the 5-yard line the two sides have agreed to a compensation package. The details were released this morning. The Cubs send Chris Carpenter and a player to be named later. The Cubs will also receive a player to be named later. That part is confusing to me. They said a […]

Who do the Cubs trade for Theo Epstein?

The Cubs hired Theo Epstein 4 months ago and it was about that time that we were told the two sides were on the 5-yard line regarding compensation. I can only assume that Ken O'Keefe is running the offense. Every week we're told that Bud Selig will resolve the compensation issue soon. Each week goes […]

Cubs sign Jorge Soler?

Apparently the Cubs have or are close to signing Jorge Soler to a 4-year deal for $27.5 million. There's no inclusion in the contract that he become a free agent after 4 years. Instead, he'll have to accrue 6 years of MLB service time before that happens. The Cubs will have 4 options. More on […]

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