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White Sox and Cubs Dominate Baseball’s OffSeason

As pitchers and catchers report to spring training this week, the Chicago Cubs and Chicago White Sox look for revamped rosters to bring renewed hope to Chicago baseball fans. Both the Cubs and Sox took center stage during baseball’s winter meetings and despite a flurry of moves from the San Diego Padres, the best offseason belong to the teams at 35th and Shields and Clark and Addison...
Via Sports Mockery
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Fantasy Baseball Team Preview: Chicago Cubs

The team may still be called the Chicago Cubs, but that’s about the only thing remaining the same. Joe Maddon is the new manager. Three new players could crack the starting lineup and Jon Lester is the new ace of the program. Change was needed. The Cubs haven’t won more than 75 games since 2009 and haven’t made the postseason since 2008. ALSO SEE: TEAM PREVIEWS ARCHIVES Key...
Via Fox Sports
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs, OF Fowler agree to $9.5 million deal, avoid arbitration

CHICAGO -- The Cubs and recently acquired outfielder Dexter Fowler have agreed to a $9.5 million, one-year contract, avoiding arbitration. Fowler, acquired in a trade with Houston this week, made $7.35 million last season, completing an $11.6 million, two-year deal. He asked for $10.8 million in arbitration last week and was offered $8.5 million by the Astros. He is eligible for...
Via AP on Fox
January 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Kris Bryant: The Newly Anointed King of the Hot Corner? Not So Fast…

Many Cubs fans believe that the Chicago Cubs are FINALLY giving them what they want and handing the everyday third base duties to Kris Bryant with the trade of Luis Valbuena  and Dan Straily to Houston for Dexter Fowler earlier this week, but that isn’t necessarily the case. Dream Snatchers Gordon Wittenmyer, of the Chicago Sun-Times, quoted Jed Hoyer: “When we think Kris...
Via Sports Mockery
January 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Cubs, Fowler agree to $9.5 million, 1-year deal

CHICAGO (AP) The Cubs and recently acquired outfielder Dexter Fowler have agreed to a $9.5 million, one-year contract, avoiding arbitration. Fowler, acquired in a trade with Houston this week, made $7.35 million last season, completing an $11.6 million, two-year deal. He asked for $10.8 million in arbitration last week and was offered $8.5 million by the Astros. He is eligible for...
Via AP on Fox
January 23, 2015  |  Discuss

2015 Fantasy Baseball: Colby Rasmus to the Astros

View image | gettyimages.com On Tuesday Colby Rasmus signed a one-year deal with the Astros worth $8 million, and he’ll immediately be asked to fill the center field void created by dealing Dexter Fowler (colleague David Wiers covered the fantasy ramifications for Fowler here). Rasmus becomes yet another power hitter with high strikeout totals in an Astros lineup not lacking...
Via The Fantasy Fix
January 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs: Fowler is a game changer

Just when we thought the Chicago Cubs were done making significant additions this off-season, the team officially announced on Monday the acquisition of outfielder Dexter Fowler from the Houston Astros for struggling minor league starting pitcher Dan Straily and the on-base juggernaut infielder Luis Valbuena. Before the trade, the Cubs were set to enter 2015 with unproven prospect...
Via isportsweb.com
January 22, 2015  |  Discuss

The Fans, The Metrics, and Dexter Fowler

Dexter Fowler played 959 innings in center field for the Astros in 2014, which is noteworthy mostly because he was traded to the Cubs on Monday, but also because of how poorly the defensive metrics rated him for those 959 innings. By Defensive Runs Saved (DRS) he was 20 runs below average and by Ultimate […]
Via Fangraphs
January 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Another Bad Visual For Alex Rodriguez

We're a little over a month away from the Yankees welcoming back the mistake that is Alex Rodriguez.  However, it seems as if A-Rod can't wait until then to make himself look bad. There is a post over at Hardball Talk that links to a San Francisco Chronicle article about whom he is currently working out with: Barry Bonds.Yes, Major Leaguers like Dexter Fowler and Michael Morse have...
Via Lady At The Bat
January 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Astros sign Colby Rasmus to reported 1-year, $8 million deal

One day after trading center fielder Dexter Fowler to the Cubs, the Astros signed a possible free agent replacement. Houston agreed to terms Tuesday afternoon with outfielder Colby Rasmus, signing him to a one-year contract. Colby Rasmus’ deal is one year at $8 million, source says. No club or player options included. — Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) January 20, 2015 The 28-year...
Via The Outside Corner
January 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Astros sign Colby Rasmus to reported 1-year, $8 million deal

One day after trading center fielder Dexter Fowler to the Cubs, the Astros signed a possible free agent replacement. Houston agreed to terms Tuesday afternoon with outfielder Colby Rasmus, signing him to a one-year contract. Colby Rasmus’ deal is one year at $8 million, source says. No club or player options included. — Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) January 20, 2015 The 28-year...
Via Bloguin Best
January 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Astros, free-agent OF Rasmus agree to one-year contract

HOUSTON -- Outfielder Colby Rasmus has agreed to a one-year contract with the Houston Astros. The deal was announced Tuesday, a day after Houston dealt last year's starting center fielder, Dexter Fowler, to the Chicago Cubs. The 28-year-old Rasmus started 80 games in center field for the Toronto Blue Jays last season and has played both right and left field in his six-year big league...
Via AP on Fox
January 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Better Know a Cub: Dexter Fowler

Yesterday, the Cubs spun Lou Goodvalue and Dan Straily into their (presumable) starting CF for 2015. A short eulogy for Luis Valbuena follows. Valbuena was underrated by the general population and probably slightly overrated by the blogging community (and with his batflips, it’s easy to see why). Valbuena was cheap, able to play anywhere on the diamond, and he took his walks. While...
Via Obstructed View
January 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Cubs’ plans with Kris Bryant still not written in stone

The Chicago Cubs made a rather expected move on Monday when they went out and acquired center fielder Dexter Fowler from the Houston Astros. Fowler fills a need for on-base percentage at the top of the lineup, while also presenting Joe Maddon with an extremely versatile lineup to work with throughout the year. There is also another rather exciting aspect of the deal, that has not...
Via Bloguin Best
January 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Transaction Analysis: The Cubs Get Raysy by Sahadev Sharma and Craig Goldstein

Dexter Fowler gives Chicago OBP at the top of the lineup and gives Maddon the flexibility to mix and match in myriad ways.
Via Baseball Prospectus
January 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs get Dexter Fowler from Houston Astros

The Chicago Cubs acquired outfielder Dexter Fowler from the Houston Astros in exchange for infielder Luis Valbuena and pitcher Dan Straily. The Cubs dealt away some of their infield surplus to upgrade their outfielder. Meanwhile, the Astros got a new third baseman and some depth for their rotation. The 28 year-old Fowler hit .276/.375/.399 in his first season with the Astros...
Via Baseball News Source
January 19, 2015  |  Discuss

MLB News: 01/19/15 Moves and News

Chicago Cubs: The Cubs acquired outfielder Dexter Fowler from the Astros, in exchange for infielder Luis Valbuena and righty Dan Straily. Chicago upgrades their outfield, and the Astros getting a new third baseman and adding rotation insurance; win-win trade. Fowler, 28, hit for a .276 AVG with 8 homers and 35 RBI’s in his first season in Houston in 2014. He’s in his final...
Via Universal Takeover Sports Network
January 19, 2015  |  Discuss

2015 Fantasy Baseball: Dexter Fowler To the Cubs

Source: Stacey Revere/Getty Images The Chicago Cubs recently sent Dan Straily and Luis Valbuena to the Houston Astros in return for Dexter Fowler. The outfielder is coming off of a strong 2014 where he hit .276/.375/.399, though he was limited to 505 plate appearances in 116 games due to various injuries. Initially with the Colorado Rockies, Fowler proved he isn’t a Coors Field...
Via The Fantasy Fix
January 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Cubs Try Not To Fowl It Up

The Cubs hinted at getting an outfielder that could play CF or LF just over a week ago and today they finalized a deal for about the only player that made sense to fit that role. The Cubs sent Luis Valbuena and P Dan Straily to the Astros for OF Dexter Fowler. Hard to find a way to not like this deal, but I'm sure some will find a way. In Fowler, the Cubs get a switch-hitting center...
Via Cub Reporter
January 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Astros and Cubs Complete Swap To Fill Current Needs

Both the Astros and the Cubs are in the process of a long-term build, yes. And in Luis Valbuena, Dan Straily, and Dexter Fowler, they’re moving three players that average close to 28 years old. Not everything these teams do needs to be focused on the far-term, though. With the second wild card, this year […]
Via Fangraphs
January 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Cubs pick up Dexter Fowler in trade from Rockies

The Cubs have acquired outfielder Dexter Fowler in a trade with the Astros. Left hander Dan Straily and infielder Luis Valbuena will be sent to the Astros in the deal. Fowler, 28, is coming off a season in which he hit .276/.375/.399 with eight home runs with 61 runs scored. Once a threat on the basepaths, Fowler was just 11-of-15 in 116 games last season. The 26-year-old Straily...
Via Tireball.com
January 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Never ending Houston Astros makeover continues as Fowler traded

The Houston Astros continue their 2015 club makeover by trading their most experienced outfielder in Dexter Fowler to the Chicago Cubs for two major leaguers.  RHP Dan Straily and IF Luis Valbuena come in return to further provide the Astros pitching/bullpen and infield depth (via Carrie Muskat of MLB.com and other media outlets). Fowler brings an upbeat attitude and multiple offensive...
Via Reading Between The Seams
January 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Cubs Swap Luis Valbuena for Dexter Fowler

For the last year or so, people have been asking what the Cubs are going to do with all these infielders. A trade, or several trades, has always seemed likely, so perhaps we shouldn’t be too surprised that the Cubs shipped Luis Valbuena to the Astros in exchange for Dexter Fowler and Dan Straily. Valbuena […]
Via Fangraphs
January 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs acquire Dexter Fowler from Astros

It’s been no secret throughout the offseason, and especially recently, that the Chicago Cubs were in the market for an everyday centerfielder. With Arismendy Alcantara representing the only real option out there, in addition to the fact that their only addition to the outfield thus far in the offseason was Chris Denorfia, they had been connected to multiple players available...
Via Bloguin Best
January 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs acquire Dexter Fowler from Astros

It’s been no secret throughout the offseason, and especially recently, that the Chicago Cubs were in the market for an everyday centerfielder. With Arismendy Alcantara representing the only real option out there, in addition to the fact that their only addition to the outfield thus far in the offseason was Chris Denorfia, they had been connected to multiple players available...
Via The Outside Corner
January 19, 2015  |  Discuss
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