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Chicago Cubs to Meet with Masahiro Tanaka

The Chicago Cubs are expected to meet with Japanese right-handed pitcher Masahiro Tanaka this week in Chicago, per Luke Stuckmeyer of Comcast Sportsnet. Tanaka will also meet with the White Sox while he’s in Chicago. No word on when the Cubs will throw money at Tanaka, according to Paul Sullivan. Tanaka landed in Los Angeles today to meet with the Dodgers. Dodgers General Manager Ned Colletti said Tanaka is ...

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Chicago Cubs Have Interest in Bringing Back Chang-Yong Lim

According to a report, the Chicago Cubs have expressed interest in re-signing relief pitcher Chang-Yong Lim. The Cubs previously signed Lim as a free agent in December of 2012. Lim was signed to a 2-year minor-league deal. However, the Cubs decided to remove him off their 40-man roster and non-tendered him. Lim then became a free agent after he was recovering from surgery. In all levels of the minors for th ...

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Chicago Cubs Claim Brett Marshall Off of Waivers; Lose Liam Hendricks to the Baltimore Orioles

The Chicago Cubs claimed pitcher Brett Marshall off waivers from the New York Yankees and lose pitcher Liam Hendricks to the Baltimore Orioles, according to multiple reports. The 23-year-old Marshall went 7-10 with a 5.15 earn run average last season in Triple-A. . The Yankees designated Marshall for assignment on December 19th to make room for outfielder Carlos Beltran on the 40-man roster. The Cubs will l ...

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How the Masahiro Tanaka Non-Posting Could Affect the Cubs

The Chicago Cubs off-season has been very quiet thus far making the Cubs one of the least active teams in the MLB. Theo Eptein and company could be waiting on if starting pitcher Masahiro Tanaka will be posted or not.  The decision on Tanaka could affect the Cubs and the lack of activity on their side. To break it down: The MLB and NPB came to a decision on the new posting fee. The posting fee limit will be ...

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Cubs Managerial Search Coming to a Close; Renteria the Favorite

Late Saturday night, the Cubs saw another one of their targets to be their next manager take another job when the Tigers hired Brad Ausmus. Reports the next day came in that Ausmus was never seriously considered for the job, despite getting an interview. The team has already stated that they would like to have their manager in place by the GM meetings, which start November 11. However, the ideal target date ...

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Lovullo Should Be the Next Cubs Manager

With the GM meetings quickly approaching, the Cubs recently wrapped up preliminary interviews with four managerial candidates looking to succeed Dale Sveum. However, we have seen little movement since the front office finished the final interview, which was with current Tampa Bay Rays bench coach Dave Martinez. Torey Lovullo’s name has gained more and more traction, with him appearing to be the right fit. T ...

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Steve Bartman Needs to Return to Wrigley Field

You probably know the scene. On a cold night on October 14, 2003, Marlins second baseman Luis Castillo stepped to the plate. Second year ace Mark Prior was on the hill for the Cubs in the top of the 8th inning. The Cubs led the Marlins 3-0 and were up 3-2 in the series that would determine which team would represent the National League in the World Series. Castillo hit a foul ball down the left field line. ...

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Breaking Down the Cubs Managerial Candidates

With Joe Girardi out of the picture, the Cubs may not be getting their ideal candidate. However, this is a front office that has to have the trust of the fans to make the correct choice, despite failing the first time. Reports have surfaced that the Cubs are targeting a bilingual, Latin manager. This makes a lot of sense, considering a good amount of players on the team are Latino. Also, three of their top ...

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Sandberg Gets His Chance

The Chicago Cubs brought in Hall-of-Fame second baseman Ryne Sandberg in 2007 to manage in their minor league system. He was promoted a class for the next two seasons and was on track to eventually become the major league manager. Sandberg thought he was going to be named the next manager of the Chicago Cubs in the 2010 offseason. Instead, the job went to Mike Quade. At the time, the decision for then-gener ...

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Is Samardzija an Ace?

Ace. Untouchable. Centerpiece. All words used to describe Jeff Samardzija. However, it is the general consensus among baseball minds as a whole that Samardzija has not lived up to those billings this season. He started off strong, posting a 3.35 ERA in April and a 2.31 ERA in May, yet in June his ERA was at 4.20 and it got progressively worse after that. In July his ERA was 5.28 and it is at an atrocious 9. ...

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