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Dexter Fowler Agrees To Join Cardinals

Dec 9, 2016 12:43 AM

Dexter Fowler is switching teams in the National League Central.

A little more than month after leading the Cubs to their first World Series title in 108 years, the free-agent center fielder agreed to a deal with the rival Cardinals on Thursday, sources told ESPN's Mark Saxon, confirming a story first reported by KSDK-TV.

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Tags: St. Louis Cardinals, Chicago Cubs, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Terms Agreement

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Cubs, Koji Uehara Agree Upon $4.5M Deal

Dec 9, 2016 7:16 AM

Looking to improve against left-handed hitters late in games, the Chicago Cubs have reportedly agreed to terms on a one-year, $4.5 million deal with Koji Uehara.

Uehara had a 3.45 ERA with the Boston Red Sox this past season.

He has held left-handed hitters to a .183 average in his career (right-handers have hit .208).

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Tags: Chicago Cubs, Boston Red Sox, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Red Sox Tried To Trade For Wade Davis

Dec 8, 2016 5:31 AM

The Boston Red Sox made a run at acquiring Wade Davis from the Kansas City Royals earlier this month.

The Red Sox offered Travis Shaw, who they eventually dealt to the Milwaukee Brewers for Tyler Thornburg.

Kansas City wasn't enticed by Shaw and instead preferred to get Jorge Soler from the Chicago Cubs.

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Tags: Boston Red Sox, Chicago Cubs, Kansas City Royals, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Yankees, Aroldis Chapman Agree On Five-Year, $86M Deal

Dec 8, 2016 2:38 AM

The Yankees have reunited with closer Aroldis Chapman on a five-year, $86 million deal, the four-time All-Star told ESPN's Marly Rivera. It is the highest contract ever for a reliever.

"I love the organization, they welcomed me with open arms, and that's why I decided to go back," Chapman told Rivera on Wednesday night. "I was hoping I had a chance to go back, and it happened.

"Every player dreams of being a Yankee, and if they don't, it's because they never got the chance."

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Tags: New York Yankees, Chicago Cubs, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Terms Agreement

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Cubs Nearing Trade For Wade Davis

Dec 6, 2016 8:45 PM

The Chicago Cubs are reportedly nearing a trade with the Kansas City Royals for Wade Davis.

Davis is set to become a free agent after the 2017 season.

Kelvin Herrera is in line to close games for the Royals.

It isn't yet known what Chicago would send to Kansas City, but the Royals are believed to like Jorge Soler.

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Tags: Chicago Cubs, Kansas City Royals, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Aroldis Chapman Seeking Six-Year Deal

Dec 5, 2016 4:41 PM

Aroldis Chapman is looking for a six-year deal and says the Chicago Cubs haven't shown interest in re-signing him.

"The only thing I have expressed that I would like is a six-year contract," the left-hander told ESPN's Marly Rivera. "I know that doesn't mean that I will get it, but that's what I would like to sign. There are rumors out there that I requested $100 million, and that's not true at all. I believe that if you deserve something, you don't ask for it."

Chapman hasn't met with any teams yet, but expects to soon.

"I have not had any meetings yet," he said. "My agents are the ones working on that. I expect to have some meetings this week."

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Tags: Chicago Cubs, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Dexter Fowler, Blue Jays Apart In Talks; Cardinals Remain Possibility

Dec 5, 2016 8:40 AM

The Toronto Blue Jays and Dexter Fowler are "apart" in talks on a contract, according to a report.

Fowler is also being courted by the St. Louis Cardinals, who remain a possibility, and was linked to the San Francisco Giants recently as well. He is reportedly seeking a deal worth $18 million annually.

He hit .276/.393/.447 in 551 plate appearances with the World Series champion Chicago Cubs this past season.

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Tags: Chicago Cubs, San Francisco Giants, St. Louis Cardinals, Toronto Blue Jays, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Blue Jays Showing 'Strong Interest' In Dexter Fowler

Nov 30, 2016 8:52 AM

The Toronto Blue Jays have "strong interest" in signing Dexter Fowler, according to a report.

If the Blue Jays land Fowler, they'll likely slide him into one of their corner outfielder spots. Kevin Pillar would remain in center.

Toronto has also been linked to Jay Bruce.

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Tags: Toronto Blue Jays, Chicago Cubs, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Cubs Sign Jon Jay To One-Year, $8M Deal

Nov 30, 2016 3:04 AM

The Cubs have signed outfielder Jon Jay to a one-year, $8 million contract, the team announced Tuesday.

The 31-year-old is a career .287 hitter with a .352 on-base percentage. He has played most of his career with the Cardinals but spent 2016 with the Padres, hitting .291 in 347 at-bats.

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Tags: Chicago Cubs, San Diego Padres, St. Louis Cardinals, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Signing

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Cubs Prospect Leads Mesa Solar Sox To AFL Title

Nov 20, 2016 1:46 PM

A pair of home runs from Cubs No. 1 prospect Ian Happ backed a strong effort by Dylan Covey on the mound as the Mesa Solar Sox won the Arizona Fall League title Saturday with a 6-1 win over the Surprise Saguaros at Scottsdale Stadium.

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Kris Bryant Named NL MVP
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Anthony Rizzo Headlines Gold Glove Winners
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Diamondbacks Hire Jared Porter Away From Cubs
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Cubs Plan To Issue Qualifying Offer To Dexter Fowler
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Cubs Decline Jason Hammel's Option
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Miguel Montero Critical Of Role During Postseason
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Jason Heyward Inspired Cubs With Speech During Rain Delay
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Ben Zobrist Named World Series MVP
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Maddon: Admits Leaving Chapman In Too Long In Game 6
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Money Leaning On Cubs Winning In Las Vegas
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Indians Tweak Outfield For Game 7
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Corey Kluber Attempts To Win Three World Series Starts
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Resale Market For Game 7 Tickets Explodes
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Addison Russell's 6 RBIs Ties World Series Record
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