Cubs Transactions

The Rundown: MLB Mulls Beer-League Contrivances, Cubs Trade Donnie Dewees for Alec Mills, Brian Wilson Attempting Comeback

With a few possible exceptions, nothing good ever comes from “Let’s see what it looks like.” But that’s how Joe Torre, MLB’s Chief Baseball Officer, chose to lead off his justification for implementing experimental extra-innings rules in rookie ball for the coming season. Already part of international play, the proposed changes …

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Cubs Acquire RHP Alec Mills from Royals for OF Donnie Dewees

The Cubs traded have acquired 25-year-old righty Alec Mills from the Royals in exchange for 2015 second-round draftee Donnie Dewees, the team announced Wednesday evening. Mills, a starting pitcher, was recently DFA’d by the Royals to clear space on the 40-man roster (necessitated by the Jason Hammel signing), prompting the …

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The Rundown: Hammel and Wood Possibly Nearing Deals, Theo Epstein Goes BAM, Minor Cubs Transactions

Though I certainly don’t begrudge guys getting their paper, part of me is going to be upset when Jason Hammel and Travis Wood eventually sign elsewhere. After all, some of my most popular work has been generated by the mystery surrounding the courtship, or lack thereof, of both former Cubs. …

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Cubs Announce 24 Non-Roster Spring Training Invitees

The Cubs announced Friday that 24 non-roster players (14 pitchers, five infielders, three outfielders, and two catchers) have been invited to Spring Training. The #Cubs today announced non-roster #SpringTraining invites. pic.twitter.com/vrb1ReZQ5E — Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) January 27, 2017 In case the print in the tweet is too hard to read, …

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It’s Official: Cubs, Brett Anderson Agree to Incentive-Laden Deal Reported at $3.5M Base, $10M Max

We’ve been talking about it since Monday evening, when Brett Anderson first sent that Tweet saying he was heading to Chicago. It continued Wednesday when we heard that Anderson had passed his physical. In between, we gave you GIF’s, charts and breakdowns that highlighted Anderson’s sick movement. After all that we …

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A Few Looks at the Sick Movement Ground-Ball Machine Brett Anderson Brings to the Cubs

The Cubs continued their quest to load up on pitching when they added Brett Anderson, a lefty with a diverse basket of pitches, Monday night. They chose Anderson over other options that included Kris Medlen, Jason Hammel, Travis Wood, and Jake Peavy, all of whom fall short of Anderson’s 2017 Steamer projection …

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