Cincinnati Reds Rumors: Aroldis Chapman Will Be A Starter In 2014
The Cincinnati Reds now have a new manager, and the front office seems to all be on board with moving closer Aroldis Chapman to the starting rotation in 2014. The Cuban born superstar has dazzled fans and hitters alike with [...]
Chicago Cubs Rumors: Could Grant Balfour Be An Option?
It’s not a secret that the Chicago Cubs are currently looking to fix their bullpen going into next season. The Cubbies already signed Wesley Wright and former closer Jose Veras, in addition to lefty Jonathan Sanchez to a minor-league deal [...]
Chicago Cubs Make Somewhat Surprising Addition To Pen
The Chicago Cubs were–for the most part–quiet during the Winter Meetings. The much talked-about trade of Jeff Samardzija did not, or has not happened yet, and there were no multi-year deals handed out. However, back in the Chicago cold, the [...]
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Chicago Cubs Rumors: What Impact Would Jonathan Sanchez Have As A Potential Bounce-Back Candidate?
After two consecutive seasons as a below-replacement level arm with just 78.1 MLB innings combined, it’s clear that whatever path Jonathan Sanchez takes next in his professional baseball career, it’ll begin with baby steps. Fortunately for the southpaw, that hasn’t [...]
Chicago Cubs Rumors: A Trade with New York Yankees in the Cards?
The Chicago Cubs aren’t done dealing this offseason as the front office will look to do whatever it takes to improve the team towards next year. The first move was already done in the MLB Winter Meetings where Brian Bogusevic [...]
2013 MLB Winter Meetings: Chicago Cubs Come out Great in Justin Ruggiano Trade
Shortly after the San Francisco Giants pulled off the best value signing of the MLB Winter Meetings, the Chicago Cubs could have just pulled off the best value trade of the meetings. They swapped their Brian Bogusevic with the Miami [...]
Chicago Cubs Hoping Open Closer Role Will Entice Relievers
It’s no secret that the Chicago Cubs struggled mightily to find a closer last season. In fact, as many as five pitchers recorded at least one save in 2013. The organization has already declared that the closer role will be [...]
Chicago Cubs Manager Rick Renteria Not Projecting Warm Feeling at Winter Meetings
Making the rounds at his first Winter Meetings as a big-league manager, the Chicago Cubs‘ new skipper Rick Renteria just completed one of his first on-air interviews in his new role. From a fan’s perspective, it did not project much [...]
2013 MLB Winter Meetings: Atlanta Braves Should Target Jeff Samardzija
The Chicago Cubs are very good at playing the trade-wait game when there are multiple teams interested in a player they have available. Such appears to be the case right now with their ace-level starting pitcher Jeff Samardzija. Several teams [...]
Chicago Cubs: John Axford Would Significantly Bolster Bullpen
The Chicago Cubs aren’t likely to make any big moves this offseason in terms of player signings. They have already inked catcher George Kottaras and reliever Wesley Wright to short-term, team-friendly deals, and more of those can definitively be expected [...]