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  1. GM Meetings: Rumors, chatter and analysis

    Jesse Rogers

    PHOENIX -- The general managers meetings wrapped up here as three days of baseball conversation with media, GMs and agents produced plenty of rumors and storylines. For example, big news came in the form of free-agent pitcher Jon Lester starting a t...

    Blog | November 13, 2014
  2. Epstein: Trade talk is speculation -- for now

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO -- According to Chicago Cubs President of Baseball Operations Theo Epstein, there's more trade conversation about players such as pitcher Jeff Samardzija outside the front office than from within -- at least right now. "It [trade talk] doe...

    Blog | June 20, 2014
  3. Olt's bat changes the conversation

    Jesse Rogers

    MESA, Ariz. - The Chicago Cubs never wavered during the winter whenever a reporter or fan asked what it would take for their top prospects to make the club out of spring training. The answer was always the same: "They can't." But those tal...

    Blog | March 13, 2014
  4. Sizing up the market for Robinson Cano

    Jayson Stark

    If not the Yankees, then who? Rumblings & Grumblings sizes up the suitors for Robinson Cano, the game's top free agent.

    Story | Conversation | November 20, 2013
  5. Chicago Cubs to meet with Manny Acta on coaching vacancy, report ...

    The Chicago Cubs were scheduled to meet with Manny Acta on Monday about their manager vacancy, according to a report by CSNChicago.com.

    Story | Conversation | October 07, 2013
  6. Where will Cano go? Our Top 9 destinations

    Andrew Marchand

    Earlier this year, the Rangers called the Yankees inquiring about trading for Robinson Cano, a source with knowledge of the conversation told ESPNNewYork.com. The Yankees said Cano was unavailable and the talks ended before they began. Yankees GM ...

    Blog | October 03, 2013
  7. Samardzija: Contract talks weigh on you

    Bruce Levine

    Although starter Jeff Samardzija lost for the 10th time this season on Saturday, his value to his team remains off-the-chart. Chicago Cubs general manager Jed Hoyer said before Saturday's game that conversations have been ongoing between the two side...

    Blog | August 03, 2013
  8. Cubs listened to offers for Jeff Samardzija

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- Although trade conversations really didn't go anywhere, the Chicago Cubs did listen to offers for starter Jeff Samardzija before the non-waiver deadline expired Wednesday. In the real world of baseball business, it is incumbent upon top...

    Blog | July 31, 2013
  9. Why not Villanueva as trade bait?

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO -- Although the Chicago Cubs have lost all four of his starts since his return to the rotation, why hasn't Carlos Villanueva's name come up more in trade conversations? Maybe it will after his 6.1 inning stint on Tuesday when he gave up fo...

    Blog | July 30, 2013
  10. Road still winding for Javier Baez

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO -- One day after Chicago Cubs top prospect Javier Baez hit a home run on his first Double-A swing, the moment was still a topic of conversation at Wrigley Field. Manager Dale Sveum, though, was keeping it all in perspective, saying he had ...

    Blog | July 07, 2013
  11. Jonah Keri ranks the MLB teams

    Jonah Keri

    With a cast of castaways, the Yankees have become baseball's underdog success story.

    Story | Conversation | May 13, 2013
  12. Source: Sox claimed Campana in August

    Bruce Levine

    MESA, Ariz. -- The Chicago White Sox put in a claim on Chicago Cubs outfielder Tony Campana in August, according to a major league source. The Cubs and Sox confirmed the claim but refused to comment any further on the conversations at that time. The ...

    Blog | February 13, 2013
  13. Ryan Dempster's agent, Chicago Cubs talk deal -- sources

    Bruce Levine

    The agent for free-agent pitcher Ryan Dempster has had conversations with the Cubs on a possible return to Chicago, according to major league sources.

    Story | Conversation | December 05, 2012
  14. Cubs unlikely to add big-name outfielder

    Bruce Levine

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Don't expect the Chicago Cubs to make a big plunge into the outfield pool to grab a high-profile player. Although a source said last week that the Cubs brass had a conversation with agent Scott Boras about free agent Michael B...

    Blog | December 03, 2012
  15. Cubs interested in Michael Bourn?

    Bruce Levine

    The Chicago Cubs have had conversations with free agent centerfielder Michael Bourn's agent, according to a major league source. Bourn, whose agent, Scott Boras, will be seeking more than $100 million for the speedy outfielder, may not be an obvi...

    Blog | November 30, 2012
  16. Alex Rodriguez has one of the dozen most immovable contracts in b...

    Ben Lindbergh

    Ben Lindbergh of Baseball Prospectus ranks the dozen most untradable contracts in baseball, starting with Alex Rodriguez's deal.

    Story | Conversation | October 18, 2012