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  1. Timelines dictate massive Cubs-A's deal

    Keith Law

    The A's have added a huge injection of both quality and depth into their rotation, but it does come at a cost -- their last two first-round picks, both excellent prospects right now, who will boost a Cubs system that was already among the top five in...

    Blog | July 04, 2014
  2. Trade value for Jason Hammel

    Doug Mittler

    We are still more than a week from Memorial Day, and the Chicago Cubs are 13 games out of first place. It's not as if the Cubs were viewed as viable playoff contenders to begin with, but a 13-27 record only enhances the speculation that Theo Epstein...

    Blog | May 17, 2014
  3. Cubs more open to dealing Samardzija?

    Doug Mittler

    Among the more valuable trade chips in the Chicago Cubs' rebuilding efforts is righthander Jeff Samardzija, a free agent after 2015 who could bring back some of the top-shelf prospects that Theo Epstein covet. Epstein and his staff shopped Samardz...

    Blog | March 17, 2014
  4. Are Cubs' finances worthy of their future?

    Buster Olney

    Earlier this week, we looked for some holes in the Top 300 fantasy rankings for Messrs. Berry, Karabell et al. In the name of fairness, it's worth expressing some regret over the placement of a particular team in our Future Power Rankings, which came...

    Blog | March 14, 2014
  5. Buzz: Baez and Bryant's MLB timetables

    Jim Bowden

    PHOENIX -- Just 90 miles of Interstate 94 separates the North Side of Chicago and Milwaukee. Fans in other parts of the country might not have noticed, but a nice little geographic rivalry has developed between the Brewers and Cubs. However, inst...

    Blog | March 13, 2014
  6. How Chicago Cubs can make the playoffs in 2015 - MLB

    Paul Swydan

    Paul Swydan looks at what the Cubs need to do in order to compete for a playoff spot in 2015, and it involves signing Masahiro Tanaka.

    Story | Conversation | December 30, 2013
  7. Boston being unfair to Torey Lovullo

    Buster Olney

    The Yankees haven't issued uniform No. 6 since Joe Torre left after the 2007 season, because the folks at the top of that organization recognize that there will be a day -- possibly next summer -- when Torre will be inducted into the Baseball Hall of...

    Blog | November 06, 2013
  8. Yankees still the best fit for Girardi

    Jim Bowden

    With his contract with the New York Yankees due to expire Oct. 31, Joe Girardi sits in the catbird seat, as the Chicago Cubs, Washington Nationals, Cincinnati Reds and Seattle Mariners are all posting "help wanted" signs. Girardi fits well with se...

    Blog | October 08, 2013
  9. Making sense of Soriano in New York

    Buster Olney

    Here are the reasons the Yankees' trade for Alfonso Soriano doesn't make sense: • He has a .287 on-base percentage. • He's limited in the positions he can play, either left field or DH, on a team that already has too many players whos...

    Blog | July 26, 2013
  10. What Cubs can get for Garza

    Buster Olney

    A highly ranked executive marveled the other day at the incredible shift in the trade market over the past 15 years. It used to be, he said, that if you had a good veteran pitcher -- even someone not far from free agency -- you could get three of ano...

    Blog | July 19, 2013
  11. Cubs are ready to start selling

    Buster Olney

    The worst possible place to be for a general manager right now is in win-loss purgatory. The Philadelphia Phillies are stuck there at the moment, not really having done anything to make anyone believe they are serious contenders -- they've got the fi...

    Blog | June 21, 2013
  12. Chicago Cubs moving in right direction - MLB

    Dan Szymborski

    Dan Szymborski explains why Theo Epstein has the Chicago Cubs moving in the right direction, pointing to player acquisitions (such as Anthony Rizzo) as part of the reason.

    Story | Conversation | June 11, 2013
  13. Time gets in the way of draft rebuilds

    Buster Olney

    A smart baseball executive talked the other day about how difficult the new rules have made it for teams to build through the draft. Under the old rules, organizations could divert funds into their draft spending and aggressively pay players in the l...

    Blog | June 06, 2013
  14. Kings GM agrees with statheads

    Craig Custance

    Los Angeles Kings GM Dean Lombardi is a stat guy. He has Theo Epstein's number in his cell. When he heard that Hockey Prospectus polled advanced statistics experts to find out the summer signings they liked best, he wanted to know exactly the re...

    Blog | September 27, 2012
  15. NHL - Dean Lombardi agrees with stats on Dustin Penner rebound

    Craig Custance

    Kings GM Dean Lombardi concurred with the assessment of a panel of statistical experts who believe Dustin Penner is due for a bounce-back campaign, but that's not why he re-signed him.

    Blog | Conversation | September 27, 2012
  16. Cubs land a sleeper prospect; other scouting notes - MLB

    Keith Law

    Keith Law got to see a Cubs prospect who has a history, but also an arm that shows effortless velocity. As well, notes on a number of other prospects.

    Blog | Conversation | August 30, 2012