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  1. Cubs offered James Shields a three-year, $60 million deal

    Feb 10, 2015, 10:15 AM EDT

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    Shields ultimately decided to play at home in San Diego, choosing the Padres’ four-year, $75 million offer.

  2. Breaking down the offseason’s biggest free agent contracts

    Feb 9, 2015, 10:31 AM EDT

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    A total of 11 free agents topped $50 million.

  3. Cubs and Pedro Strop avoid arbitration with one-year deal

    Feb 5, 2015, 7:39 PM EDT

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    Strop has posted a 2.44 ERA and 113/36 K/BB ratio in 96 innings across 102 appearances with Chicago.

  4. The Cubs are kicking the tires on James Shields

    Feb 5, 2015, 8:30 AM EDT

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    The last remaining big free agent could choose a new team this week.

  5. Cardinals sign Carlos Villanueva

    Feb 4, 2015, 1:13 PM EDT

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    Villanueva is coming off a two-year, $10 million deal with the Cubs.

  6. Cardinals “have shown interest” in James Shields

    Feb 3, 2015, 8:32 PM EDT

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    Most major league teams open spring training in just two weeks, yet right-hander James Shields remains unsigned …

  7. Diamondbacks sign Gerald Laird

    Feb 2, 2015, 2:50 PM EDT

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    Laird spent the past two seasons in Atlanta.

  8. Mariners sign John Baker

    Jan 28, 2015, 12:16 PM EDT

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    Baker was once a solid starting catcher for the Marlins, but he’s been mostly injured for the past five seasons.

  9. Cubs, Dexter Fowler avoid arbitration for $9.5 million

    Jan 23, 2015, 1:10 PM EDT

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    Fowler requested $10.8 million and the Cubs countered at $8.5 million.

  10. Ryan Vogelsong “shifts course” on Astros, now “in serious discussions” with the Giants

    Jan 21, 2015, 11:02 PM EDT

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    Free agent starter Ryan Vogelsong was said to be working on a deal with the Astros and even traveled to Houston on Monday to meet with team officials. But it appears those negotiations have suddenly collapsed. From the Twitter account of FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal …

  11. “A lot of teams jumping back in” on James Shields

    Jan 20, 2015, 6:52 PM EDT

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    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.

  12. UPDATE: Astros in “serious discussions” with Ryan Vogelsong

    Jan 19, 2015, 11:47 PM EDT

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    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.

  13. Cubs GM Jed Hoyer says moving Luis Valbuena doesn’t change Kris Bryant’s timetable

    Jan 19, 2015, 8:55 PM EDT

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    Cubs fans are clamoring for Kris Bryant’s arrival to the big leagues, but they might have to be patient.

  14. Cubs acquire Dexter Fowler in a trade with the Astros

    Jan 19, 2015, 10:48 AM EDT

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    According to a report, the Cubs are on the verge of acquiring Dexter Fowler from the Astros.

  15. 54 players exchange figures with their clubs following today’s deadline

    Jan 16, 2015, 9:58 PM EDT

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    Find out what salaries arbitration-eligible players and their respective teams filed for ahead of Friday’s deadline.

  16. Cubs, Felix Doubront avoid arbitration for $1.925 million

    Jan 15, 2015, 12:17 PM EDT

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    Doubront was acquired from the Red Sox at the trade deadline.

  17. Mariners acquire Mike Kickham from the Cubs

    Jan 14, 2015, 7:54 PM EDT

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    The Mariners sent a minor leaguer to the Cubs in exchange for lefty Mike Kickham.

  18. Diamondbacks asking around about catching, but finding price is too high

    Jan 10, 2015, 11:48 AM EDT

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    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.

  19. Seth Smith “put two and two together”, knew a trade was likely

    Jan 1, 2015, 12:08 PM EDT

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    Seth Smith could read the writing on the wall after the Padres traded for Matt Kemp, Wil Myers, and Justin Upton.

  20. Mariners get Seth Smith from Padres for Brandon Maurer

    Dec 30, 2014, 6:21 PM EDT

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    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.

  21. Starlin Castro’s agent thinks his client would be better off living year-round in the U.S.

    Dec 29, 2014, 9:41 PM EDT

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    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.

  22. UPDATE: Starlin Castro free after being questioned about shooting in Dominican Republic

    Dec 27, 2014, 4:40 PM EDT

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    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.

  23. Before deciding on the Cubs, David Ross heard on the radio that he signed with the Padres

    Dec 27, 2014, 3:45 PM EDT

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    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.

  24. 2015 Free Agent Tracker

    Dec 25, 2014, 1:23 PM EDT

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    Your one-stop shop for all of the offseason signings.

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