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Cubs Sign Yu Darvish

In Uncategorized by myles81 Comments

darvish deal is $126M for 6 years, source says. #cubs — Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) February 10, 2018 So, it's finally happened. After approximately 40 months, Yu Darvish has finally made it official with the Cubs, signing a 6-year, $126 million deal. There are incentives that could increase the total take to $150 million, but the first indication is that those …

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Cubs Sign Brian Duensing

In Uncategorized by myles321 Comments

Sources: cubs have deal to bring back Brian Duensing. $7M for 2 years. — Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) January 17, 2018 Brian Duensing really acquitted himself well in the second half of last season after starting out in somewhat atrocious fashion. There was a significant amount of time when I thought the Cubs would be better served by simply releasing him, …

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The Scrap Heap – Winter Meetings

In Commentary And Analysis by berselius285 Comments

It was an ice cold stove for most of the offseason, but things finally picked up after Shohei Ohtani signed with the Los Angeles Angels of Disneyland on the eve of the Winter Meetings. Cubs Moves The Cubs picked up a pair of relief pitchers and a injury project that could see some time in the pen late this year: …

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Cubs to sign Brandon Morrow ***Updated***

In News And Rumors by dmick89138 Comments

According to Jon Heyman, the Cubs will sign Brandon Morrow for $10-11 million per year, but the length of the contract is not yet known. He's coming off the best year of his career, but it was less than 50 innings and what he's done prior to 2017 leaves a lot to be desired. Depending on how long the deal …

What is Giancarlo Stanton’s trade value?

In Uncategorized by myles46 Comments

Some interesting news came out today – namely, the fact that Stanton would only accept a trade to the Dodgers, Cubs, Astros, and Yankees. With that in mind, the Cubs would be pretty foolish not to consider kicking the tires on a trade for Stanton. That said, the "value" in his contract is pretty non-existent. Let's take a look. Stanton …

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The Scrap Heap

In Facepalm by berselius147 Comments

I thought about making this a daily facepalm post, but the 'daily' in it stretches the incredulity even beyond our level of discreditedness. So I have revived its predecessor instead. Cubs Hires I had been waiting for the Cubs to hire Jim Hickey as the new pitching coach to write a new post, but they took something like four weeks …

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Cubs hire Chili Davis as hitting coach

In News And Rumors by dmick89398 Comments

The Cubs let John Mallee go and hired Chili Davis to take over. Theo said that Joe Maddon could have any coach back that he wanted and it turns out that there were a lot that he did not want back. The Angels hired assistant hitting coach Eric Hinske away from the team a few days ago and they let …

Cubs fire pitching coach Chris Bosio

In News And Rumors by dmick8997 Comments

After the Cubs pitchers struggled to throw strikes in the postseason, the Cubs have fired Chris Bosio. Joe Maddon thought the entire coaching staff would stay intact, which wasn't hard to believe since they've won an average of 97 games over the last three seasons.  Earlier this week, Cubs manager Joe Maddon said he'd thought the coaching staff would stay …

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NLCS Game 5: Dodgers 11, Cubs 1

In Playoffs, Postgame by berselius77 Comments

OSS: Well, it wasn't a sweep. Two up: At least this one was over quickly. Um…the pitching staff only issued two walks? Time to deal with my DVR/streaming backlog! Hannibal and Halt and Catch Fire, I'm looking at you. Three down: Quintana just didn't have it tonight, and the Dodgers made him pay. I look forward to his next few …