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JAMES RUSSELL RUMORS

Chicago Cubs trade rumors: James Russell edition

Year after year it seems as though the name of James Russell is always a hot trend when approaching the MLB trade deadline. For the past two seasons Russell has been connected with numerous teams gauging interest, yet he has not been dealt away either year. Sure enough as we approach the deadline, and the trading season has been kicked off with a bang (Via the Jeff Samardzija trade...
Via isportsweb.com
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs: James Russell knows he could be up next on trading block

James Russell gave Jeff Samardzija the beer-and-a-cigarette sendoff on the Fourth of July in Washington. And then the Cubs reliever had to wonder if he would be the next one to get traded. It’s hard to see Theo Epstein’s front office topping that six-player blockbuster with the Oakland A’s. But this is a clubhouse where no one is untouchable, and by now Russell is used to...
Via Pro Sports Daily
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs Pitcher Drawing a Lot of Interest on Trade Market

Posted to Chicago CubsChicago Cubs relief pitcher James Russell is a left handed set-up man that has been becoming a hot name in the trade market according to Peter Gammons. Two trade names heard very often this weekend:Aaron Hill, James Russell— Peter Gammons (@pgammo) July 7, 2014 “Russell’s numbers this year have been solid. In 34 appearances, he has a 2.22 ERA and a 1.068...
Via Sports Mockery
16 days ago  |  Discuss

James Russell is crushed that the Cubs won’t re-sign Jeff Samardzija

“It’ll definitely be different if a guy like Jeff leaves. He’s been one of the staples around here. You just kind of put his face with the Cubs team. It’d be definite culture change. “It’d be like taking one step forward and 10 steps back.” -Cubs reliever James Russell on Chicago’s failed efforts to re-sign their ace (via the Chicago Sun-Times) To which Cubs GM Jed...
Via The Outside Corner
June 20, 2014  |  Discuss

James Russell expects to bounce back in rebuilt Cubs bullpen

James Russell is an old-school reliever. He grew up in big-league clubhouses. He wants the ball. He doesn’t think the Cubs have overworked him. Russell hasn’t appeared in a Cactus League game yet and doesn’t expect to throw off a mound again until next week. But the 28-year-old left-hander thinks he needs to throw only five or six innings to be ready for Opening Day. “Typical...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Reds interested in Cubs reliever James Russell?

After Tuesday's 4-2 defeat at the hands of the San Diego Padres, the Reds have now lost five games in a row, and suddenly find themselves 5.5 game back of the division-leading Pittsburgh Pirates. There is no denying that this club needs help moving forward. Many people have suggested that a right-handed bat is the biggest need at this point. But with Ryan Ludwick set to come...
Via Redlegs Review
July 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Cubs weighing offers for Russell, Schierholtz

As the trading deadline approaches the Chicago Cubs are pondering a number of moves that could shape their future. Numerous teams have called on the availability of left-handed reliever James Russell and outfielder Nate Schierholtz. Although neither are star players each can be a difference-maker in his own way. Schierholtz has been scouted by the Pittsburgh Pirates for the past...
Via Pro Sports Daily
July 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Cubs Rumors: Five teams interested in James Russell

As the Cubs continue selling, relief pitcher James Russell's name has been brought up in trade rumors. The Cubs reportedly don't want to part with the left-hander, but if blown away by an offer, they could give him up. According to a report from Bruce Levine of ESPN, at least five teams, including the Pirates, Rangers and Braves are interested in the 27-year old Russell...
Via MLB Injury News
July 26, 2013  |  Discuss

An Ode to James Russell, LOOGY Extraordinaire

Frustrated Fan on Twitter had a funny tweet thought last night during the mini-marathon in Arizona: Or maybe that should be LOOGY-OOGY-OOGY like you just can’t LOOGY no more. #Cubs — The Frustrated Fan (@Frustrated_Fan) July 25, 2013 I thought that was brilliant given how we at WSD thought that James Russell wasn’t really an all-purpose reliever anymore, but rather a LOOGY...
Via World Series Dreaming
July 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Dale Sveum’s First Half MVPs: Shawn Camp and James Russell

NEW YORK — Who's your first half Most Valuable Player for the Cubs? Manager Dale Sveum picked relievers Shawn Camp and James Russell. Camp was 2-4 with a 2.86 ERA and one save, while Russell was 2-0 with a 2.43 ERA entering Sunday. Russell had a 2.30 ERA in 101 games since the start of 2011, the second-lowest mark by a National League left-hander. "Those guys have been...
Via Obstructed View OLD
July 08, 2012  |  Discuss
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