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Are they ready to contend?
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Dare I say that Bryant looks…ready?
Mar 11, 2015, 1:52 PM EDT
Cubs fans are optimistic. Not all of them cautiously so.
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Soler and Bryant are both 23 years old and Baez is 22. It’s an exciting time to be a Cubs fan.
Mar 10, 2015, 5:35 PM EDT
In spring training, everything good is wonderful, everything bad is terrible.
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Last year’s experiment in which Ramirez was a player/coach for the Cubs’ Triple-A team was a success. Now it’s a real job.
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The Cubs got better. The Red Sox’ job just got harder. Jon Lester got paid. Now what happens?
Nov 2, 2014, 9:05 PM EDT
Cuban infielder Yoan Moncada will hold a showcase for representatives from all 30 MLB teams on November 12.
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The game, which will begin at 8 p.m. ET, will be shown on MLB Network and can be streamed live on MLB.com.
Oct 11, 2014, 7:26 PM EDT
Theo Epstein has his eyes on an NL Central title in 2015. It’s a realistic aspiration.
Sep 30, 2014, 4:16 PM EDT
It’s not as crazy as it may seem.
Jun 30, 2012, 4:05 PM EDT
We learned earlier this month that the Cubs agreed to sign Cuban outfielder Jorge Soler to a nine-year, $30 million contract. The deal was made official today, just two days before the new international spending cap goes into effect. According to CSNChicago.com, Cubs general manager Jed Hoyer said this afternoon that Soler will occupy a…
Jun 27, 2012, 12:42 PM EDT
In a move which should come as no surprise, the Cubs announced this morning that they have designated Randy Wells for assignment. Wells failed to make it out of the fourth inning last night against the Mets. The 29-year-old right-hander gave up three runs and issued four walks, including one to opposing pitcher Dillon Gee,…
Jun 19, 2012, 1:18 PM EDT
Already this year Yoenis Cespedes and Jorge Soler have landed $36 million and $30 million contracts after defecting from Cuba and another highly touted player is hoping to follow in their footsteps. Jesse Sanchez of MLB.com reports that 21-year-old outfielder Yasel Puig defected from Cuba and “is in the process of establishing residency in Mexico.”…
Jun 11, 2012, 2:27 PM EDT
Joel Sherman of the New York Post is reporting that the Cubs have signed Cuban defector Jorge Soler: I hear the #Cubs won out for Jorge Soler. #Yankees tried, but didn’t get him. — Joel Sherman (@Joelsherman1) June 11, 2012 Ken Rosenthal confirms. Jon Heyman reports that the deal is for nine years and $30…
Jun 11, 2012, 12:31 PM EDT
UPDATE: The Cubs got him. 12:31 PM: The Jorge Soler derby is entering the home stretch and one horse has dropped out: the Dodgers. Tim Brown of Yahoo! Sports reports that L.A. is out of the bidding. That leaves the Cubs and Yankees as the front runners. Today Jon Heyman said the Blue Jays were “said”…
Jun 10, 2012, 1:28 PM EDT
Mike Puma and George King III of the New York Post pass along this big-time update on the status of a particular unsigned Cuban defector: According to an industry source, free agent outfielder Jorge Soler is expected to agree on a four-year deal before tomorrow. Meaning negotiations are currently underway. The Cubs, Yankees, Dodgers and Braves…
Jun 8, 2012, 4:42 PM EDT
Buster Olney reports that the first round of bidding on Cuban free agent Jorge Soler are in — his agent wanted bids by yesterday — and that the Cubs, Yankees, Braves and Dodgers have been the most aggressive. The Cubs are not surprising given that they’ve been whispered about having strong interest in Soler and, in…
Jun 4, 2012, 11:19 AM EDT
Now that Cuban defector Jorge Soler has finally been declared a free agent his representatives have asked all interested teams to submit bids by this Thursday, according to Bruce Levine of ESPN Chicago. Levine reports that the price for Soler is expected to exceed $25 million and timing the bidding war for him during the…
Jun 2, 2012, 11:56 AM EDT
Let the bidding begin. According to Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com, Cuban outfielder Jorge Soler is now officially a free agent and can sign with any team. We haven’t heard much on Soler over the past couple of months, as he has been waiting to be cleared by the U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets…
Mar 21, 2012, 4:13 PM EDT
It’s been six weeks since Dave Van Dyck of the Chicago Tribune reported that the Cubs were going to sign Cuban defector Jorge Soler, yet the 19-year-old outfielder remains unsigned and still hasn’t even officially been granted free agent status. And today Cubs general manager Jed Hoyer told Patrick Mooney of CSNChicago.com not to believe…
Feb 29, 2012, 10:00 AM EDT
It’s a sad day when a cocksure young man who doesn’t have the best filter in the world decides that having a forum to instantly share his opinions is not a good idea. But, alas, that day has come. Mark Zuckerman of CSNWashington.com: This may qualify as the biggest news of Nationals camp so far:…
Feb 15, 2012, 10:15 PM EDT
With Yoenis Cespedes officially signed and sealed by Oakland, the market for fellow Cuban outfielder Jorge Soler is really beginning to heat up. And two early front-running suitors have been identified. According to Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports, the teams “in hardest on” the 19-year-old Soler at this time are the Yankees and Phillies. The…
Feb 15, 2012, 2:50 PM EDT
Rumors that the Cubs already had a deal in place for Jorge Soler proved inaccurate and now Jesse Sanchez of MLB.com reports that the 19-year-old outfielder worked out for the Blue Jays this morning at their complex in the Dominican Republic. According to Sanchez, general manager Alex Anthopoulos was there along with several other members…
Feb 14, 2012, 3:29 PM EDT
This morning we learned that the Cubs were going to sign Jorge Soler. Apparently the fat lady hasn’t sung on that one yet: Sources: Yankees have serious interest on OFer Jorge Soler, among many teams. Cubs are not close to signing Soler, as has been reported. — Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) February 14, 2012 After…
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