Ian Happ

Cubs Ian Happ: 2018 Fantasy breakout player

CHICAGO, IL - SEPTEMBER 16: Ian Happ<p>The Cubs had a solid group of young players they brought up over the years. Ian Happ is leading the next group …

Marcell Ozuna

MLB Turned NBA: Blockbuster Offseason Trade Ideas to Build 'Superteams'

Today's Major League Baseball isn't all that dissimilar to today's National Basketball Association. They're leagues of haves and have-nots, wherein the latter are tanking while the former are loading up.<p>Thus, a Hot Stove hypothetical: What would it look like if a few MLB franchises took a cue from …

Marcell Ozuna

LA Angels Should Make a Trade For Javier Baez

CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 18: Javier Baez<p>The LA Angels are searching for a second baseman to replace last year’s acquisition of Brandon Phillips. There …

Javier Baez

2017 MLB Offseason Preview: Chicago Cubs

Chicago Cubs (92-70), 3rd in the NL East<p><b>Free Agents:</b> SPs Jake Arrieta and John Lackey, RPs Wade Davis, Brian Duensing and Koji Uehara, Cs Alex Avila …

Baseball

2018 Chicago Cubs Top 10 Prospects

<b>Cubs Top 10 Prospects</b><p><b>GOT QUESTIONS?</b> Cubs Top 10 Chat<p><i>For each organization, we identify the 10 prospects with the highest ceilings, with consideration</i> …

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Cubs have appealing young position players to offer in trade

The need for pitching – particularly starting pitching – is too obvious for the Cubs to ignore, even though to obtain it they realize they will need …

Sports

Chicago Cubs: Which Cubs are most likely to be traded?

It’s that time of year again. The Chicago Cubs–and every other team in the league–will be rumored, speculated about and more on what they’ll do this …

Sports

Chicago Cubs: Zero Cubs win Silver Sluggers

CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 18: Javier Baez<p>The Chicago Cubs were shutout at the Silver Slugger Awards as not a single Cubs player won the award.<p>In 2016, …

Baseball

Five biggest offseason trade candidates

The trade market is a shape-shifter, subject to change with a single phone call or, perhaps, a single sitdown at next week's General Managers …

Dellin Betances

Chicago Cubs News: Strop’s solid season, Happ on the block again?

CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 09: Pedro Strop<p>The Chicago Cubs’ Pedro Strop isn’t perfect, but he once again had a solid season out of the bullpen. And after …

Chicago Cubs

Core issue: How deep will the Cubs reach to address pitching needs?

With all due respect to Addison Russell, would the Cubs consider switching him with Javy Baez and making Baez the everyday shortstop, given his arm …

Baseball

SBN Offseason Simulation 2017-2018: Moves Analysis

Hello, and welcome to maybe the longest post on TC. In case you missed in, Part 1 of this exercise, where overall strategy, a succinct listing of …

Logan Forsythe

Chicago Cubs: Trading Ian Happ is still a possibility

CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 10: Ian Happ<p>Last season, many Chicago Cubs fans wanted to see Ian Happ be traded as they felt he had built some value in the …

Baseball

SB Nation Offseason Simulation: The fake 2018 Cubs

Over the past four days, 30 writers and one intrepid, masochistic commissioner (big shout out to Max Rieper from over at Royals Review!) embarked on …

Jeremy Hellickson

10 moves that would make Hot Stove sizzle

With a wild World Series in the rearview, it's time to turn our attention to the wealth of player movement that's going to take place in the next few …

Yu Darvish

Positional Standpoint Pt. III: Second Base

The series continues with, perhaps, the Angels biggest position of needWhat’s going on Angels fans? I’m gonna say something that might come as a …

Ian Kinsler

Topps MLB All-Star Rookie team announced

Topps has released the roster for its 2017 MLB All-Star Rookie team. Find out how fans can memorialize the honorees.<p>Just a day after New York Yankees …

Andrew Benintendi

Offseason Outlook: Chicago Cubs

<i>MLBTR is publishing Offseason Outlooks for all 30 teams. Click here for the other entries in this series.</i><p>A World Series hangover led to a surprising …

Baseball

Potential off-season targets: Which outfielders fit Blue Jays' roster?

Broadly speaking, the Toronto Blue Jays need to score more runs next year. More specifically, right field looks like the most logical place to …

Toronto Blue Jays

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Potential off-season targets: Which super-utility player fits Blue Jays?

It’d admittedly be a stretch to say that versatile, offensively capable players like Chris Taylor and Marwin Gonzalez are a <i>necessity</i> for teams with …

Cubs have questions to answer in offseason

CHICAGO -- The Cubs were the first defending World Series champs to both win their division the next season and reach 90 wins since the 2009 …

Baseball

There's a Huge Gap Between the Cardinals and Baseball's Best Teams

Soon after the Houston Astros began celebrating their World Series championship under a rainstorm of champagne and beer, a Las Vegas sports books …

Paul DeJong

Around the League - Cubs & Cobb, FA Predictions and Contest, Ohtani, Archer, Stanton to Boston? and More

New day, same old nonsense.<p><b>Free Agent Predictions</b><p>While free agency technically began last week, things aren't expected to really heat up quite yet. …

Wade Davis

Outside the Boxcar: The Jason Heyward Zone

I don’t think that even Samuel Taylor Coleridge envisioned the Cubs’ current financial dilemma, centered around right fielder Jason Heyward, aka <i>son …

Jason Heyward

Outside the Boxcar: Some ‘out there’ Cubs trade ideas

The view from the caboose, or, devil take the hindmostYou should probably think of this article as narrated by Edward Everett Horton. Try to remember …

Baseball

Chicago Cubs’ Jason Heyward rumors seem far-fetched and improbable

There have been rumors floating around about the Chicago Cubs unloaded Jason Heyward and his contract. So far, they’ve been pretty unrealistic. The …

Baseball

So, where do the Chicago Cubs go from here?

If you could call making the NLCS a disappointment, the Chicago Cubs season was just that. They barely had a pulse against the Los Angeles Dodgers, …

Baseball

Cubs in position to make splashy move

Need for pitching could compel Epstein to listen on offers on big names<p>CHICAGO -- Teams have asked the Cubs about Kyle Schwarber, and pretty much …

Baseball

Coaching Staff Shakeup Surprise!

The Cubs front office struck out in a bold new direction on Thursday, letting go of both hitting coach John Mallee and third base coach Gary Jones, …

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