Cubs trade Matt Garza to Rangers for Mike Olt, CJ Edwards, Justin Grimm and PTBNL ***UPDATED***

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It appears it's back on. The Cubs are about to trade Matt Garza to the Rangers for Mike Olt and others once again.  I'm surprised by this since I figured Olt was the reason the trade broke down in the first place.  Sources: Garza will not pitch tonight for #Cubs, deal with #Rangers near. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) July 22, …

Cubs sign top international free agent Eloy Jimenez

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The Cubs added to their big day by signing the top ranked international free agent Eloy Jimenez. The dollar figures aren’t known, but it was reported earlier yesterday that he would sign for about $2.7 million. The Cubs also signed Jefferson Mejia yesterday for $850,000. Top international prospect Eloy Jimenez has decided to turn down more money from another club …

Cubs trade Brent Lillibridge, Hisanori Takahashi and other notes

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Yesterday the Cubs traded Brent Lillibridge to the Yankees for a player to be named later or cash. Lillibridge had only 24 PA for the Cubs before being sent to the minors. He managed a .042/.042/.042 batting line and provided -0.5 fWAR. The city of Des Moines is thankful the Cubs have traded him. The Cubs also traded Hisanori Takahashi …

Rule 5 Draft revisited

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I was curious to see how the Rule 5 draft has worked out for the Cubs this year. This will be a short piece on those players. Hector Rondon Honestly, Rondon hasn't been as awful as his numbers would indicate. He's used very sparingly (13 games thus far), and in those 15.2 innings he's allowed 2 HR, 8 walks, 3 HBP, …