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Chicago Cubs Preview: Cubs Bullpen looks to bounce back

Last season, the Chicago Cubs had one of the worse bullpens in all of  major league baseball. This off-season, the Cubs bullpen was heavily worked on and was the main area addressed in the off-season. But is it good enough to help lead the Cubs to success this season? After-all a good bullpen is one of the keys to success. Here is what to expect from a revamped Cubs bullpen. Jose Veras: The Cubs signed Vera ...

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8 Cubs Sleeper Prospects

Everyone knows about Albert Almora, Kris Bryant, Javier Baez and Jorge S0ler but I am here to tell you about some Cubs prospects that are flying under the radar. 1. Arismendy Alcantara SS/2B The Cubs are loaded with middle infield prospects. Javier Baez is the top one, but Alcantara isn't far behind. He doesn't get much recognition,and his season ended in July last year due to a broken foot, but he has a lo ...

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Chicago Cubs Sign Emilio Bonifacio to a Minor League Deal

The Chicago Cubs announced today that they have signed utility man Emilio Bonifacio to a minor league deal. Bonifacio is at Cubs camp and will look to compete for a roster spot. If Bonifacio makes the team come opening day, he will earn 2.5 million and can make an additional 425,000 in incentives. Bonifacio also has 574,000 coming from the Kansas City Royals. Cubs  manager Rick Renteria said Bonifacio will ...

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Chicago Cubs Lose Pitchers Brooks Raley and Brett Marshall to Waivers

The Chicago Cubs announced today that pitcher Brooks Raley was claimed off waivers by the Minnesota Twins and pitcher Brett Marshall was claimed off waivers by the Cincinnati Reds. The Cubs had to clear one roster spot for the recent signing of Jason Hammel (not made official yet) on the 40-man roster. When the Hammell signing becomes official, the Cubs 40-man roster will be at 39 players. Raley was a start ...

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2014 Chicago Cubs Top 20 Prospects

Another baseball season is around the corner as Chicago Cubs pitchers and catchers will report to the new facilities is Mesa, Arizona this week. While the expectations at the major league level are still very low, a big part of the Cubs future continues to develop in the minor league levels. This year will be a big year to gauge where the Cubs will be in their rebuilding process. If there big time prospects ...

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Chicago Cubs Avoid Arbitration with Jeff Samardzija and Darwin Barney

The Chicago Cubs announced today that they have avoided arbitration with starting pitcher Jeff Samardzija. Samardzija will earn 5.34 million for the 2014 season. Samardzija initially asked for 6.2 million and the Cubs were only offering 4.4 million. Samardzija's arbitration hearing was set for Monday in St. Petersberg, Florida if no deal was reached. A few days ago the Cubs avoided arbitration with second b ...

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Pre-Spring Training Picks

Before spring training hits, I’m going to post my early season picks of division winners, World Series pick and awards. After spring training, I’ll have a new list of picks as I see how the team was performing, any injuries and late free agent pick-ups. AL East Boston Red Sox: 93-69 New York Yankees: 89-73 Tampa Bay Rays: 81-81 Baltimore Orioles: 75-87 Toronto Blue Jays: 69-93 AL Central Detroit Tigers: 88- ...

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Chicago Cubs and Justin Ruggiano Have Avoided Arbitration

The Chicago Cubs announced today that they have avoided arbitration with outfielder Justin Ruggiano. After not being able to come to come to an agreement before hand, the Cubs and Ruggiano agreed on 2 million for the 2014 season. Ruggiano was asking for 2.45 million and the Cubs were offering 1.6 million. The Cubs acquired Ruggiano at the Winter Meetings in exchange for outfielder Brian Bogusevic and he is ...

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How Close Were the Chicago Cubs and Masahiro Tanaka?

As we all know by now, the Chicago Cubs lost out on 25-year old right-hander Masahiro Tanaka. Tanaka signed with the New York Yankees for 7 years at 155 million. Tanaka received a full no-trade clause and can opt out of the contract after the fourth year. Patrick Mooney of Comcast Sportsnet reported the Cubs offer to Tanaka. Mooney said the Cubs offered Tanaka a 6-year deal worth 120 million, plus the 20 mi ...

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Chicago Cubs Avoid Arbitration with Travis Wood; Invite 24 players to Spring Training

The Chicago Cubs have made the news for all the wrong reasons the past few days. Losing out on Masahiro Tanaka and the deal with the rooftops falling through. Today the Cubs made moves but not in a bad way. The Cubs announced that they have avoided arbitration with starting pitcher Travis Wood. Wood will make 3.9 million next season. Last friday, Wood and the Cubs did not reach an agreement on a deal avoidi ...

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