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Chicago Cubs: Let’s talk about Fernando Rodney

And because Jason Motte got hurt and Rafael Soriano fizzled (and got hurt), Fernando Rodney is the latest "I-used-to-be-awesome-but-now-I'm-kind-of-not" pitcher to be signed by the Chicago Cubs in hopes of aiding the bullpen down the stretch. The question, as it is for all trades of this nature, is whether or not the 38-year-old Rodney has anything left. Rodney's 2015 numbers suggest he does not. In 54 appe ...

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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 ...

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Chicago Cubs Rumors: Jonathan Papelbon at Closer?

In what would be another instance of Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer getting the old band back together, reports have surfaced that the Chicago Cubs have at least a passing interest in Philadelphia Phillies closer, Jonathan Paplebon. While no deal is close, the possibility begs the question of whether the Cubs would be wise to move on this, or if they're simply doing their due diligence on a player the front off ...

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Chicago Cubs sign reliever Rafael Soriano

The Cubs added some potential bullpen depth by agreeing to terms on a minor league contract with Rafael Soriano. It appears per reports that the minor league contract more than likely contains an opt out clause, or some kind of expectation relating to a timely call-up to the big league team. It almost has to; Soriano just has too much potential value. Soriano's numbers took a turn for the worse over the sec ...

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Five Questions for the White Sox Off-Season

This off-season promises to be quite interesting for the White Sox. While the management situation didn't explode like some thought it would, the on field personnel could experience a large amount of turnover, including a couple of long time White Sox players. 1. Where does Quentin play? The White Sox thought they found a diamond in the rough two years ago, when Quentin was probably the AL's best player. Af ...

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