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Baseball America is reporting that the Cubs have agreed to terms with RHP Jefferson Mejia (#20 in TheAncientMarinner's rankings) for $850K. Mejia was eligible to sign last year, but had problems with his paperwork. As such, he is older than most of the top prospects being signed in this period. If he gets his paperwork sorted out, he could start playing right away.
The Cubs have also agreed to terms with Venezuelan shortstop Gleyber Torres (BA #2, TAM #3), according to MLB.com's Jesse Sanchez. Can someone help me with the pronunciation of his first name?
Assuming both of those signings are made official, don't count on the Cubs announcing any more signings before acquiring additional pool space. The Cubs have also been frequently connected to Eloy Jimenez (BA #1, TAM #1), but in combination with the other two players, his signing would take the Cubs above their allotted $4.5 million in total bonus pool. A Spanish language site is reporting his agreement with...
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The Cubs have been very active for the last two days in the 2013 IFA market. They have clearly prioritized the acquisition of a number of top-level players and made moves to facilitate signing those players. I think it's likely that those moves are not done yet, despite the relative quiet on the rumor mill at this point.
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This year is obviously not going to be the year for the Chicago Cubs. With a 35-45 record and three of the best teams in all of baseball in their division, it is going to take a miracle for the Cubs to make the post-season. It’s not that the Cubs have no talent this year, they just haven’t been able to put all of their pieces together at the same time (and the bullpen piece is...
Memphis Redbirds 2 @ Iowa Cubs 4
Iowa scored all 4 of their runs in the bottom of the 8th, so that's really sweet. A pair of RBIs each from Brad Nelson and recent Iowa promotion Anthony Giansanti. Logan Watkins drew a walk, and along with Nelson had the only two walks on the team.
Barret Loux went 5 innings and allowed a single run on just 2 hits, with 3 walks. Over...
The Chicago Cubs had a banner day retooling their farm system. In a few years, when the Cubs are looking good and have a surplus of power arms in the organization, we can look back on July 2, 2013.The international signing period opened today, and the Cubs snagged a few inspiring prospects, including shortstop Gleyber Torres, the #2 international prospect according Baseball America...
Iowa Cubs 0 @ Omaha Storm Chasers 3
Junior Lake was 1-4, and Jae-Hoon Hzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
Tennessee Smokies 3 @ Montgomery Biscuits 4 (10 innings)
Hey! Arismendy Alcantara had a home run and a walk. Matt Szczur had a triple, John Andreoli had the vaunted double doubles. Rubi Silva went 2-4.
Alberto Cabrera went 6.1 innings and allowed two runs off of 7...
The international signing window has officially opened and the Cubs made a quick splash, signing 16-year old SS Gleyber Torres out of Venezuela to a signing bonus of $1.7M. Torres ranked second on Baseball America’s Top 30 International Prospects List. Who is he behind? None other than outfielder Eloy Jimenez, who to many is a foregone conclusion to be a future Cubs prospect...
The Baltimore Orioles have acquired right-handed starting pitcher Scott Feldman from the Chicago Cubs, the Orioles announced Tuesday.
The deal, first reported by ESPN's Keith Law, sends Feldman and catcher Steve Clevenger to Baltimore in exchange for RHP Jake Arrieta, right-handed reliever Pedro Strop and an additional $380,000 to spend in the international market.
The Baltimore Orioles have acquired right-handed pitcher Scott Feldman from the Chicago Cubs.
The Cubs dealt Feldman and catcher Steve Clevenger in exchange for right-handed pitchers Jake Arrieta and Pedro Strop as well as two international signing bonus slots from the Orioles.
Feldman signed a one-year contract with the Cubs and went 7-6 with a 3.46 ERA in 15 starts this season...
CHICAGO — The Chicago Cubs dealt starting pitcher Scott Feldman to the Baltimore Orioles on Tuesday and traded former All-Star Carlos Marmol to the Los Angeles Dodgers in exchange for veteran reliever Matt Guerrier.
The Cubs got right-handed pitchers Jake Arrieta and Pedro Strop as well as two international signing bonus slots from the Orioles in exchange for Feldman and catcher...
CHICAGO (AP) -- The Chicago Cubs acquired right-handed reliever Matt Guerrier from the Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday in exchange for former All-Star Carlos Marmol.
Guerrier is 25-33 with six saves and a 3.54 ERA over 10 seasons in the major leagues. He went 2-3 with a 4.80 ERA this season before being designated for assignment on Sunday.
The Cubs designated Marmol for assignment...
The Dodgers completed a somewhat controversial swap of DFA’d relief pitchers today, sending Matt Guerrier to the Chicago Cubs for Carlos Marmol and cash considerations.
The Dodgers have acquired Carlos Marmol and cash considerations for Matt Guerrier. (Image source: Chicago-Cubs-Fan.com at http://thesuicidesqueeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/33-97508-Fcarlos-marmol-photograph...
Tonight at 7:05 p.m., Bartolo Colon (11-2 , 2.79 ERA) takes the mound for the A’s, as the club hosts the Chicago Cubs for just the second time ever in Oakland. After the game, fans will be invited to sit on the outfield grass for the first of four fireworks nights at the O.co Coliseum in 2013.
Colon was 5-0 with a 1.75 ERA in June, and has been named the American League Pitcher...
A report on Monday said the Los Angeles Dodgers were closing in on a trade for Carlos Marmol, whom the Chicago Cubs designated for assignment last week. Marmol has been pretty bad this season — and the last two for that matter — so many were wondering why the Dodgers would want him. He is [...]
Matt Garza plans to pitch as well as he can for the Chicago Cubs as long as he's with the team. That's how he's dealing with all this trade talk.
Garza pitched eight sharp innings for his third consecutive win, leading the Cubs to a 3-1 victory over the Oakland Athletics on Wednesday night.
''For the past six or seven years my name always comes up,''...