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White Sox outfielder Avisail Garica out for season

The White Sox have announced that outfielder Avisail Garcia will miss the remainder of the 2014 season after suffering a torn labrum during Wednesday's game in Colorado. The outfielder suffered the injury while diving for a ball in the sixth inning of Wednesdays game. The 22-year-old outfielder was acquired via trade last year which included Jake Peavy going to Boston and Jose Iglesias to Detroit.  In 202 p ...

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Bold Predictions for the Chicago Cubs for the 2014 Season

The Chicago Cubs kick off the 2014 season in Pittsburgh on Monday. Before the season starts, here's bold predictions I predict that will occur during the season: Not so bold: Starting pitcher Jeff Samardzija will be traded before the non-waiver July 31st trade deadline. Not so bold: Starting pitcher Travis Wood will be the Cubs best pitcher again and another possible all-star. Medium bold prediction: First ...

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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 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 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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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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