Cubs actively dangle Jeff Samardzija on first day of winter meetings
The building blocks on the Cubs' major-league roster are so few and far between that they become especially conspicuous at an event such as baseball's annual winter meetings this week.
The Washington Post
Cubs interested in Storen, Clippard
The Chicago Cubs have a closer opening and have initial interest in trading for either Drew Storen or Tyler Clippard to fill it, according to multiple people familiar with the situation.
RUMORS: Chicago Cubs interested in Nationals relievers Drew Storen, Tyler Clippard
Jul 19, 2013; Washington, DC, USA; Washington Nationals relief pitcher Tyler Clippard throws during the eighth inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Nationals Park.
Monday Dec 9
Amazin' Ten of 2013: #2 - June 16
There is no doubt the New York Mets have had their share of lows in the last three seasons.
Sat Dec 07, 2013
The Miami Herald
Theo Epstein looks to bolster Cubs' roster
President Theo Epstein was seen Thursday night at the Bulls game checking his smartphone, hours after prioritizing starting pitching, relief pitching, outfield and bench help for the Cubs entering baseball's winter meetings next week.
Fri Dec 06, 2013
Remaining Concerns the Chicago Cubs Must Address in the 2013 Offseason
Many topics will be addressed and decided on at the meetings, from the future of instant replay to the fate of free agents around the league.
Thu Dec 05, 2013
Cubs' Renteria understands his job
Cubs' new manager Rick Renteria speaks with the media during a baseball press conference at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Thursday, Dec., 5, 2013.
Morning Marquee 12/5
The Chicago Cubs made a move by signing left-handed reliever Wesley Wright on Wednesday.
Wed Dec 04, 2013
Bleed Cubbie Blue
Cubs Sign Wesley Wright
There's been no official announcement from the Cubs, but this tweet indicates the team has signed lefthanded relief pitcher Wesley Wright , who was non-tendered by the Rays on Monday: Can confirm tweet by @BNightengale that Cubs signed LHP Wesley Wright.
Tue Dec 03, 2013
Cubs tender contracts to Samardzija, Barney
The Cubs retained the rights of nine arbitration eligible players, led by pitcher Jeff Samardzija and second baseman Darwin Barney.
Mon Dec 02, 2013
REPORT: Chicago Cubs will not tender reliever Daniel Bard
Daniel Bard will not receive a tendered contract from the Chicago Cubs before Monday night's deadline, according to Cubs Insider Patrick Mooney of CSN Chicago .
Chicago Cubs Non-Tender Players: Darwin Barney, Daniel Bard questions loom
The deadline for tendering a contract to a player who is arbitration-eligible is Monday, Dec. 2 at 10:59 p.m. CT for Major League teams.
Sat Nov 30, 2013
Cubs Could Pursue Chase Headley Again
The trade stream of consciousness between the Cubs and Padres continues. Earlier I talked about Chicago and San Diego matching up to trade James Russell and Nate Schierholtz to the Friars for pitching prospects.
Cubs and Padres Could Continue Trade Relationship
The Chicago Cubs and San Diego Padres have been interacted with each other off of the field on a regular basis in recent off seasons under Theo Epstein.
Fri Nov 29, 2013
RUMORS: Chicago Cubs and others interested in closer Edward Mujica
Aug 26, 2013; St. Louis, MO, USA; St. Louis Cardinals relief pitcher Edward Mujica throws to a Cincinnati Reds batter during the ninth inning at Busch Stadium.
Mon Nov 25, 2013
Top 5 free agents Cubs could use
Although the Chicago Cubs are looking for more talent from their farm system, there are still good names available in the free agent market that could be useful for the Cubs to put together a winning team next season.
Sat Nov 16, 2013
Bleed Cubbie Blue
2014 Bill James Handbook Cubs Projections
The Bill James Handbook for 2014 arrived recently, and one of the best things about it is that it says "2014" on it.