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Reports early Monday indicated that Paul Maholm would be headed to Chicago to join the Cubs, and he confirmed those rumors tonight via Twitter:
We don’t have word yet on terms of the deal. The Bucs turned down Maholm’s 2012 option worth $9.75 million after the season.
Paul will add some much-needed stability to the Cubbie rotation. Their current staff consists of Matt Garza, Ryan Dempster, Randy Wells, Chris Volstad, and Travis Wood, so this may mean Theo Epstein is looking to trade another starter. Maholm will give them a slight boost and probably a full season’s worth of innings.
Of course, this means Paul will be returning to PNC Park plenty of times as an opponent. He may not be an enormous loss but fans should still appreciate what he did as a Pirate. Paul was the only one of the many first-round pitcher draft picks to actually (somewhat) pan out, and he pitched seven seasons and over 1100 innings as a Pirate. The Bucs have not had that kind of stability from many starting pitchers lately. Paul was also a great guy and member of the community during his time in Pittsburgh. Best of luck to him in Chicago, except for when he faces the Pirates.
In other former Pirate/free agent news: Ronny Cedeno signed with the Mets the other day. Good luck to him replacing Jose Reyes…stay thirsty, New York.
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The Cubs, continuing to rework their starting rotation, are close to signing free-agent left-hander Paul Maholm, according to a major-league source.
Maholm, 29, went 6-14 with a 3.66 ERA for the Pirates last season, ending the year on the DL with shoulder trouble. The Pirates paid him a $750,000 buyout rather than exercise his $9.75 million option.
The Cubs have dramatically overhauled...
Maholm offers the Cubs a low risk high reward middle of the rotation arm.The Chicago Cubs and Paul Maholm agreed to a one year deal with an option for a second year. The first year will be a $4.25 million deal and the option year in 2013 would pay the left handed ground ball specialist $6.5 million.Maholm is 29 years old and although he missed some time at the end of last season...
Free agent pitcher Paul Maholm took to his twitter account this evening and announced that he had signed with the Chicago Cubs. “I hope to get to continue some things when I visit during the year and start some great things as I start my Cubs career,” Maholm said on his twitter account.
This past season, Maholm posted an ugly 6-14 record but had a 3.66 era in 162 1/3 innings...
Everyone has been waiting for weeks for the Cubs to trade Matt Garza and now... they still have to wait. What they don't have to wait for is the Cubs to replace Garza in the rotation as they look to have lined up his replacement by signing free agent pitcher Paul Maholm today.
Financial terms of the deal have not been released yet, but this definitely looks like a smart move...
Paul Maholm agreed to a one-year contract with the Chicago Cubs that guarantees the former Pirates left-hander $4.75 million. The deal announced Tuesday includes a $4.25 million salary for this year and $6.5 million club option for 2013 and $500,000 buyout.
I had planned on running some baseball trivia today following the morning news, but things change. Jeremiah is MIA this morning and the Cubs made a move. As a result, here is the release on said move to add Paul Maholm.
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The Chicago Cubs have agreed to a one-year contract with left-handed pitcher Paul Maholm, adding depth to their starting rotation. The deal announced Tuesday includes a club option for 2013. The 29-year-old Maholm was limited by a left shoulder strain last season with Pittsburgh and made 26 starts, going 6-14 despite a 3.66 ERA.
But Cubs stress Maholm's coming doesn't mean Garza's goingThe addition of left-hander Paul Maholm to the revamped Cubs rotation gives them six experienced starters for five spots.
The addition of left-hander Paul Maholm to the revamped Cubs rotation gives them six experienced starters for five...
Former Pirates lefty tweets he's looking forward to Cubs ConventionPaul Maholm will go down as the first Cub in history to announce his signing on Twitter.
Paul Maholm will go down as the first Cub in history to announce his signing on Twitter.
NOTE: The left-handed Paul McCartney should NOT be
confused with his Maholmish southclaw brethren.
Late Monday night, Paul Maholm broke the news via his own Twitter account that he has signed with the Chicago Cubs. This morning, Bruce Levine reported that the deal will pay him $4.25 million for 2012 with a $500,000 buyout of a $6.5 million option for 2013, so the deal will either...
While the signing of left-hander Paul Maholm appears to have greased the skids for a Matt Garza deal, Cubs general manager Jed Hoyer said Tuesday that wasn't the case.