Jan 20, 2015, 6:52 PM EDT
Jon Lester signed a six-year, $155 million contract with the Cubs in December and Max Scherzer struck a seven-year, $210 million deal Monday with the Nationals, which leaves James Shields as the last remaining front-line starting pitcher on this winter’s free agent market.
Jan 19, 2015, 11:47 PM EDT
After acquiring Evan Gattis from the Braves last week and swapping Dexter Fowler to the Cubs today for Luis Valbuena and Dan Straily, the Astros might have another move up their sleeve soon.
Jan 19, 2015, 8:55 PM EDT
Cubs fans are clamoring for Kris Bryant’s arrival to the big leagues, but they might have to be patient.
Jan 19, 2015, 10:48 AM EDT
According to a report, the Cubs are on the verge of acquiring Dexter Fowler from the Astros.
Jan 16, 2015, 9:58 PM EDT
Find out what salaries arbitration-eligible players and their respective teams filed for ahead of Friday’s deadline.
Jan 15, 2015, 12:17 PM EDT
Doubront was acquired from the Red Sox at the trade deadline.
Jan 14, 2015, 7:54 PM EDT
The Mariners sent a minor leaguer to the Cubs in exchange for lefty Mike Kickham.
Jan 10, 2015, 11:48 AM EDT
The Diamondbacks have asked the Cubs about Welington Castillo and the Blue Jays about Dioner Navarro, but general manager Dave Stewart says the club isn’t making much progress in trade talks.
Jan 1, 2015, 12:08 PM EDT
Seth Smith could read the writing on the wall after the Padres traded for Matt Kemp, Wil Myers, and Justin Upton.
Dec 30, 2014, 6:21 PM EDT
It was reported as close to happening a few hours ago and now ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick says it’s done: Seth Smith, 32-year-old Padres outfielder, has been traded to the Mariners in a straight swap for 24-year-old right-handed reliever Brandon Maurer.
Dec 29, 2014, 9:41 PM EDT
Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro was cleared of any wrongdoing in a shooting at a nightclub in the Dominican Republic over the weekend, but he has now had two such incidents in the past month.
Dec 27, 2014, 4:40 PM EDT
Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro was reportedly detained for questioning by authorities in the Dominican Republic on Saturday in connection with a nightclub shooting that injured six people.
Dec 27, 2014, 3:45 PM EDT
David Ross recently took Rob Bradford of WEEI.com behind the scenes of how he landed a two-year, $5 million contract with the Cubs.
Dec 25, 2014, 1:23 PM EDT
Your one-stop shop for all of the offseason signings.
Dec 23, 2014, 6:23 PM EDT
FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal was first to report that a deal was in place between the Cubs and veteran catcher David Ross, and now that agreement has been made official …
Dec 19, 2014, 5:18 PM EDT
Jon Lester now has a personal catcher.
Dec 19, 2014, 12:00 PM EDT
One player the Padres did NOT get.
Dec 17, 2014, 4:16 PM EDT
One-time Red Sox prospect trying to snag a bench gig.
Dec 17, 2014, 12:12 PM EDT
Seattle is looking for right-handed bats.
Dec 16, 2014, 8:15 PM EDT
From MASN’s Roch Kubatko comes word that the Orioles have agreed to terms on a one-year free agent contract with reliever Wesley Wright.
Dec 15, 2014, 8:01 PM EDT
The Red Sox acquired infielder Marco Hernandez from the Cubs today to complete the Felix Doubront trade from July.
Dec 15, 2014, 11:50 AM EDT
Fujikawa is 34 years old and still needs to prove that he’s fully recovered from Tommy John elbow surgery.
Dec 14, 2014, 5:04 PM EDT
From Shi Davidi of Toronto’s Sportsnet.ca …
Dec 13, 2014, 12:05 PM EDT
Wood turns 28 in February and posted an ugly 5.03 ERA and 146/76 K/BB ratio in 173 2/3 innings over 31 starts this past season.
Dec 12, 2014, 7:31 PM EDT
Fujikawa was expected to handle the closer role when the Cubs brought him over from Japan for $9.5 million two years ago, but Tommy John surgery limited him to just 27 appearances with the club.
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