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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 ...

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Chicago White Sox: Trade Deadline Day (updates)

As we move into the final hours of the trade deadline, we'll be tracking all of the rumors and trades surrounding the Chicago White Sox. 3:10pm: The White Sox, despite being "all in" on Cespedes, ultimately remained extremely quiet and no deals have been announced. 2:49pm: Yoenis Cespedes has reportedly been traded to the New York Mets. https://twitter.com/MLBBruceLevine/status/627204289035943936 2:44pm: Th ...

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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: ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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Chicago White Sox: Jeff Samardzija on the move?

Since their paltry first half didn't fully convince the Chicago White Sox they were destined to be sellers at the deadline, the team's equally paltry performance against the Kansas City Royals and St. Louis Cardinals sealed the deal. What complicates the White Sox' buy/sell dilemma is that they aren't willing to walk away from the group of assembled players, as the majority figure to contribute across the n ...

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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 ...

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Chicago Cubs second half questions

There are assuredly a number of terrible, terrible questions the Chicago Cubs could have had to ask themselves entering the second half of the 2015 season: Why is Kris Bryant only hitting .165 with two home runs? Who will replace the injured Jon Lester? What are we going to do about Jake Arrieta's 5.69 ERA? Who should we be looking to sell off? In short, things are going pretty swell on the North Side. A 47 ...

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Chicago Cubs prospect watch: Billy McKinney

A year ago today, the Chicago Cubs acquired Addison Russell, Billy McKinney, and the now-traded Dan Straily from the Oakland Athletics in exchange for pitchers Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel. With Samardzija bailing to the south side of Chicago, and Hammel signing back with the Cubs this season, the Athletics clearly came out on the wrong end of this deal. The Athletics must have really thought they were ...

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Chicago Cubs acquire pitcher Clayton Richard

The Chicago Cubs have acquired left-handed pitcher Clayton Richard from the Pittsburgh Pirates for cash considerations. Richard is set to make his Cubs debut immediately, stepping in for the injured Tsuyoshi Wada for the Cubs game against the Miami Marlins Saturday evening. Richard, 31, hasn't pitched in the majors since 2013 with the San Diego Padres, but has enjoyed a resurgence of sorts with the Pirates' ...

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