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Cubs Sign Jason Hammel

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The Cubs appear finally made their move to acquire a starting pitcher, agreeing in principle with Jason Hammel on Friday. Hammel pitched for the Orioles in 2012 and 2013 after spending three years in Colorado. Jeff Passan has the details. Sources: Jason Hammel's deal with the Cubs is for one year. Should fall somewhere in the $6M range. Really nice sign. Could …

Cubs free agent contest

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I'll just say right now that there is nothing to win, but bragging rights. So if you're someone wanting to win something, well, we can give you a Kyuji Fujikawa bobblehead and that's it. Seriously, if you really want the bobblehead, we'll send it along. So if that's incentive, great. Otherwise, there is none. It's a free agent contest, but …

Cubs sign Ryan Sweeney to 2-year deal

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The Cubs signed Ryan Sweeney to a 2-year deal for $3.5 million according to Bob Nightengale. The Chicago #Cubs sign Ryan Sweeney to a two year, $3.5 million deal — Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) October 8, 2013 He also has the breakdown. Sweeney will get $1.5 million in 2014 and 2015 w a $2.5 million option or $500,000 buyout — Bob …

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Cubs trade David DeJesus to Nationals

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According to Jon Heyman, the Cubs have traded David DeJesus to the Washington Nationals for a player to be named later. DeJesus spent a sizable amount of time on the DL this season, but in his year plus with the Cubs, he gave the Cubs a bit more than they paid for. No word on whether there is money involved …

Cubs acquire RHP Corey Black in Alfonso Soriano trade

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Joel Sherman is tweeting that the Cubs have acquired 21 year old (soon to be 22) right-handed pitcher Corey Black in the Alfonso Soriano trade. Black's FanGraphs page is here and you can read a thorough scouting report on him at River Ave. Blues.  Corey Black is prospect going for Soriano. #Cubs see as power rlvr in future, up to …

Alfonso Soriano trade to the Yankees is complete

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8:00am: Jim Bowden of ESPN and MLB Network Radio tweets that the trade has officially been approved by MLB. — MLBTR And the details: ESPN's Buster Olney reports (via Twitter) that the Yankees will pay $6.8MM of the roughly $24.5MM remaining on Alfonso Soriano's contract — $1.8MM in 2013 and $5MM in 2014. The Cubs will choose from a short list of pitching prospects …

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Justin Grimm Profile

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Yesterday the Cubs traded Matt Garza to the Rangers for a package of prospects that included Mike Olt, CJ Edwards, Justin Grimm and at least one, but maybe two players to be named later. We already wrote about Mike Olt last night. Earlier today we covered CJ Edwards and now it's Justin Grimm. Grimm is a 6-3, 200 pound right handed starting pitcher. He was drafted out of …