Found December 13, 2012 on
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The Chicago Cubs are doing everything possible to trade Alfonso Soriano this offseason, ramping up their efforts that were fruitless during the 2012 MLB season. The Cubs have entered full blown rebuilding mode, and they are attempting to start from scratch under Theo Epstein. That means moving all payroll that is not expected to help the Cubs compete when they are finally ready, which may not be for at least another two or three years.
The Cleveland Indians are remaking their team. They traded Shin-Soo Choo this week in a major nine player deal that netted them Drew Stubbs, Trevor Bauer and Matt Albers, but they are not through. New manager Terry Francona would not have agreed to come on board if he felt that the Indians would be going through a rebuilding phase.
After all, retooling and rebuilding are two entirely separate entities. The Indians appear as if they are going through the former, rather than the less attractive latter.
Cleveland already signed Mark Reynolds to a one yea...
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The Chicago Cubs have made it clear that outfielder Alfonso
Soriano is available through trade this offseason, and the team has reportedly
held preliminary discussions with the Philadelphia Phillies and Houston Astros
involving the veteran slugger, reports Danny Knobler of CBS Sports and Jayson
Stark of ESPN.
Cubs also shopped Soriano to Astros as a possible DH, but Astros...
The Chicago Cubs, seeking to make a bold move in the free-agent market, are in serious discussions with right-hander Anibal Sanchez, according to major-league sources.
The sides are discussing a five-year deal in the $75 million range, but Sanchez's previous team, the Detroit Tigers, remains a factor in the bidding, sources said.
Sanchez, 28, would give the Cubs a front-line...
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The mystery team has struck again, and this time, it's the Chicago Cubs. They're reportedly close to signing free agent starting pitcher Anibal Sanchez, the second-best arm on the market this winter to Zack Greinke, to a five-year deal worth a reported $75 million. We didn't even consider the Cubs when looking at Sanchez's potential mystery team suitors last week...
The Cubs made their biggest move so far this off-season on Thursday, reportedly signing Anibal Sanchez to a five-year deal pending physical on Thursday according to reports from Bob Nightengale of USA Today. Meanwhile, Jon Heyman of CBS Sports continues to report that Detroit is “very much in the mix“.
Sanchez, 28, made his debut with the then-Florida Marlins in 2006, where...
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Yesterday, reports surfaced that the Phillies and Chicago Cubs had at least discussed a possible trade that included sending outfielder Domonic Brown to the Windy City for 37-year-old Alfonso Soriano.
You heard me.
The Phillies, who are searching the market for a power-hitting outfielder, are rumored to have discussed a trade that would have immediately caused...