You Are Here: Home » Posts tagged "Chicago Cubs"

Chicago Cubs trade for starting pitcher Dan Haren

Per reports, the Chicago Cubs have traded for starting pitcher Dan Haren from the Miami Marlins. In exchange, the Marlins will receive RHP Ivan Pineyro and SS Elliot Soto. https://twitter.com/JoeFrisaro/status/627169843012202496 The 34-year-old pitcher would move into the back end of the Cubs starting rotation. In 2015, Haren has pitched to a 3.42 ERA, and has enjoyed a WHIP of 1.09. Despite that, his FIP i ...

Read more

Chicago Cubs: Trade Deadline Day (updates)

As we move into the final six hours of the MLB trade deadline, this thread will be updated with the latest rumors and trades surrounding the Chicago Cubs. Update 3:08pm: Per reports, the Cubs are officially done dealing. https://twitter.com/CSNMooney/status/627209062476853249 Update 3:00pm: The Cubs have acquired reliever Tommy Hunter from the Baltimore Orioles in exchange for outfielder Junior Lake. https: ...

Read more

Chicago Cubs Joe Maddon tells Starlin Castro he won’t be traded

Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon told Starlin Castro that the struggling 25-year-old isn't going anywhere at the trade deadline. "I said, 'You're not getting traded. Just relax and play. And don't worry about this stuff.'" As the rumors have swirled around the Cubs as we approach the July 31 trade deadline, Castro has been the name mentioned most as one who might be on the way out. If what Maddon says is tru ...

Read more

VIDEO: Kris Bryant hits walk off home run to beat Colorado Rockies

For a bit it looked like a crushing loss of the Chicago Cubs coming off being swept by the Philadelphia Phillies.  But then rookie Kris Bryant came to the rescue in a big way. After the Cubs bullpen blew a three run ninth inning lead, Bryant hit a walk off 2-run home run to end the Cubs three game losing streak. Check out the home run: Your browser does not support iframes. With the win, the Cubs move to 52 ...

Read more

Chicago Cubs reportedly discussing Starlin Castro with San Diego Padres

According to Jon Morosi, the Chicago Cubs have discussed shortstop Starlin Castro with the San Diego Padres. https://twitter.com/jonmorosi/status/625789785018273792 The most likely name associated with "San Diego starting pitchers" would lead you to James Shields, as Tyson Ross would presume to be astronomically priced. And as Morosi adds, financially speaking, a deal involving Castro and Shields would bala ...

Read more

Chicago Cubs and the disease of the trade deadline

Now in late July it's not premature to say that the Chicago Cubs have a very mediocre offense. They've slipped to 28th in batting average and 26th in slugging, and have now even struck out more than the "All-we-do-is-hit-home-runs-or-strikeout" Houston Astros. Their tendency to walk (3rd) has them eeking out a 23rd in OPS (.684). Add in the recent sweep at the hands of the Philadelphia Phillies, plus a Cole ...

Read more

Chicago Cubs inquire on David Price

According to reports, the Chicago Cubs wasted no time inquiring about Detroit Tigers pitcher, David Price. https://twitter.com/670TheScore/status/624060329408991232 The Cubs are in the market for a starting pitcher, but reports have been scattered as to what level of pitcher the team is interested in adding. They've been connected to Price, Cole Hamels, Scott Kazmir, Mat Latos, and even a rumble or two conc ...

Read more

Chicago Cubs designate pitcher Clayton Richard. Trade coming?

The Chicago Cubs have designated pitcher Clayton Richard for assignment and recalled pitcher Yoervis Medina from Triple-A. https://twitter.com/CSNMooney/status/623864278538428417 The Cubs undoubtedly benefit from the extra bullpen arm, but they also don't benefit from the lack of starting pitching depth --something they have long been speculated to be looking for in the trade market. Even though the Cubs re ...

Read more

Chicago Cubs trade rumors: Scott Kazmir

The Chicago Cubs have had arguably the best starting rotation in baseball across the last month; they've also had one of the best rotations throughout much of the year. However, with Tsuyoshi Wada and Clayton Richard currently set to occupy the fifth and would-be sixth rotation options, upgrades can, and probably should, be made. The big names --namely Cole Hamels, and to a lesser extent Johnny Cueto-- are ...

Read more

Chicago Cubs: So long, Edwin Jackson

Remember the days when all of Chicago Cubs nation was counting down the days that Alfonso Soriano had left on his contract? And then when he was finally traded there was an undeniable letdown? The departing of Soriano wasn't as "fun" as it was supposed to be. Instead, it felt like a sucker punch to the kidneys. Soriano's departure wasn't just an overpaid, aging veteran being shown the door, but with him wen ...

Read more
Scroll to top