1. Cubs Trade Marlon Byrd and Cash to Red Sox for Michael Bowden, PTBNL

    UPDATE (6:45 ET): Ian Browne of MLB.com is reporting that the Boston Red Sox will send pitching prospect Michael Bowden to the Cubs along with a player to be named later for Marlon Byrd and cash...

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  2. Chicago Cubs: Will They Move Matt Garza If Hot Start Maximizes His Value?

    Matt Garza is at an interesting point in his career. He is set to be a free agent after the 2013 season and is essentially auditioning for teams and a long-term deal with the Cubs ...

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  3. Tampa Bay Rays Rumors: 5 Options the Rays Should Consider at Catcher

    It's no secret that the Rays ' catching duo is one of the weakest in the league, with Jose Molina and Jose Lobaton holding down the fort. Both players are hitting under .230 thus far, and both would conceivably be backups on other teams...

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  4. Anthony Rizzo, Brett Jackson: Who's Hot and Who's Not Among Cubs Top Prospects

    Who's hot? Who's not? Minor League Baseball is underway and it is time to get a look at who is making noise and who is causing a stink...

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  5. Chicago Cubs: How Starlin Castro Hitting No. 3 Impacts the Rest of the Lineup

    Cubs manager Dale Sveum is playing the long-ball game with Starlin Castro. Castro's raw power and ability to make contact at such a young age makes it easy for Sveum to challenge him in the three spot...

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  6. Chicago Cubs: 10 Prospects to Watch in 2012

    The upcoming season will be very exciting for the Cubs . Despite most assuming they won't be in playoff contention, the Cubs have several prospects who could climb the ladder to Chicago...

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  7. Chicago Cubs: 10 Players They'd Love to Land Before Opening Day

    The Cubs enter the 2012 season with high expectations, mostly set by the fans, but also by the new Cubs front office. The Cubs finished the 2011 season with 71 wins—fifth place in the NL Central ahead of the lowly Astros ...

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  8. Chicago Cubs: Top 5 Talents in Spring Camp Who Won't Make 25-Man Roster

    Despite the Cubs' woes, they still have shades of talent roaming through major and minor league camp. The new Cubs brass wanted to get a look at a lot of players, but they are figuring ...

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  9. Chicago Cubs Roster Battles: Most Intriguing Spring Position Battles

    The Cubs came into spring training with a mindset of playing the long game. The new Cubs brass gave votes of confidence to players who would have been in question by fans and the ...

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  10. MLB Trade Rumors: Orioles Remain Interested in Johnny Damon

    Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com reports that the Orioles have not ruled out signing outfielder and designated hitter Johnny Damon. The Orioles outfield is currently set, but the Orioles would easily benefit from added depth on their bench...

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  11. Chicago Cubs: Cubbies' 25 Biggest Fan-Favorites of All Time

    Cubs fans are some of the most knowledgeable and loyal around. They span generations and fondly remember the great ones. What's beginning to look to like a haiku is actually the beginning of a retrospective unlike any other...

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  12. Chicago Cubs: Would Cubs Fans Accept U.S. Cellular as Home Field in 2013?

    A report from NBC 5 Chicago suggests that if the Chicago Cubs undergo a major overhaul of Wrigley Field, they would move their home games to U.S. Cellular Field, the home field of the White Sox ...

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  13. Cubs Claim Adrian Cardenas, Blake Dewitt Designation Puzzling

    The Cubs made another intriguing move today claiming infielder Adrian Cardenas off waivers from the Athletics . The lefty hit .314 with 51 RBIs, 28 doubles, four triples, five home runs, 70 runs and a ...

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  14. Chicago Cubs: 10 Reasons Yoenis Cespedes Is a Must-Sign for Theo Epstein

    Yoenis Cespedes remains at large. ESPN.com's Jim Bowden reports that he will travel to the United States soon and begin meeting with teams face to face. So it would seem he is still at least two weeks away from signing...

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  15. Yoenis Cespedes: The Latest and Why the Chicago Cubs Are Perfect Fit

    Yoenis Cespedes is the most coveted international prospect this year. Teams are stockpiling information on the 26-year old Cuban and are beginning the early stages of negotiations...

    Eli Greenspan Written by Eli Greenspan about almost 3 years ago 3,839 reads 5 comments

  16. MLB Trade Rumors: Yoenis Cespedes Is a Free Agent

    UPDATE 2 (4:30 PM): MLB.com is now reporting teams have been informed that Yoenis Cespedes is a free agent. UPDATE: MLB .com is reporting today that Yoenis Cespedes is still awaiting free agency, contrary to previous reports...

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  17. Prince Fielder Signs with Tigers: How the White Sox Offseason Looks Now

    With Prince Fielder signing a nine-year deal with the Tigers , it drastically changes the outlook in the AL Central...

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  18. Yoenis Cespedes vs. Jorge Soler: Why Soler Is Best for the Cubs

    Baseball and government agencies intertwine when players of this magnitude are forced to seek US citizenship...

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  19. 10 Potentially Awkward MLB Arbitration Cases

    Going through arbitration is probably the most difficult process as a front office and player. Both sides—the player reps and the team—present two figures and then argue to a third party why they think the player should earn that amount...

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  20. MLB Rumors: Cubs Aggressively Pursuing Cuban Star Outfielder Yoenis Cespedes

    AP correspondent and ESPN Radio contributor Dionisio Soldevila reports via Twitter that Yoenis Cespedes has not received any formal offers—because he is not yet a free agent—but ...

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  21. 2013 MLB Hall of Fame Class*: The Most Important Year for Cooperstown

    Next years Hall of Fame ballot will feature some of the greatest players in our generation. Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens, Sammy Sosa , Mike Piazza, Curt Schilling and Craig Biggio will all appear on the ballot for the first time...

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  22. Jesus Montero Traded for Michael Pineda: 10 Most Shocking Moves of the Offseason

    The Yankees traded top prospect Jesus Montero and right-handed pitcher Hector Noesi to the Mariners for pitchers Michael Pineda and Jose Campos. It was a move that shocked the baseball world and sent ripples through the Internet community...

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  23. MLB Breaking News: Chicago Cubs Re-Sign Kerry Wood to One-Year Deal

    Just as we all suspected . The Chicago Cubs and Kerry Wood reached an agreement in the minutes before the Cubs Convention's opening ceremonies, and announced the deal to an "insane ovation," according to Dave Kaplan via Twitter...

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  24. Chicago Cubs Rumors: Cubs Holding off Announcing Kerry Wood Deal Until Friday?

    Ladies and Gentleman, let me warn you what you are about to read is simply my personal speculation on Wood returning to Chicago rumors . That being said, let's continue. Kerry Wood is the most popular Cub on the team maybe behind Starlin Castro...

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  25. Baseball Hall of Fame Class of 2012: 5 Reasons Lee Smith Got Screwed

    Another year, another Lee Smith Hall of Fame snub. When Lee Smith retired after 18 seasons in professional baseball, he was the all-time saves leader and one of the most feared pitchers in baseball...

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