The Cubs’ focus this offseason has been pitching, and they stuck to their wish list at the Winter Meetings.
The Cubs gave their bullpen a huge boost by agreeing to terms with free-agent reliever Brandon Morrow, and also took a step toward 2019 by agreeing to terms with lefty Drew Smyly.
The Cubs-related offerings include a chance to meet the team’s broadcasters; to play catch at Wrigley Field; and to spend a “dream day” at the ballpark. Opening bids for the three items are $1,000.
Next week, when Jim Hendry is back in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., for baseball’s Winter Meetings, he’s going to try to contact the man who saved his life 11 years ago, Dr. J.
According to MLB Network insider Ken Rosenthal, Giancarlo Stanton does not wish to play for the Giants or the Cardinals. The Giants were believed to be a frontrunner for the Marlins slugger.
Finding pitching has been the Cubs’ No. 1 priority this offseason, and it’s still tops on their list heading into the Winter Meetings next week. Could they also make a splash by signing two-way Japanese player Shohei Ohtani?
The Cubs met Shohei Ohtani on Tuesday, according to MLB Network’s Ken Rosenthal, and they made their pitch to the two-way Japanese superstar for why he should come to Chicago.
Could Shohei Ohtani pitch, hit and play the outfield for the Cubs? Manager Joe Maddon is definitely intrigued by the idea of having a two-way player.
After five years, 77 saves and 296 appearances out of the bullpen, Hector Rondon’s tenure with the Cubs appears to have come to a close.
The Cubs added bullpen depth on Friday, agreeing to terms on a one-year contract with left-hander Dario Alvarez. The club did not announce the terms of the deal.