After finishing second in a number of high-end free agent pursuits, the front office lands Jon Lester. That should help them snap another string of disappointing finishes.
A couple of the mid-afternoon moves from Tuesday’s winter meetings.
While the world watches Lester, the Cubs fill in the middle of their rotation.
No shortage of young talent here.
Two years after an anomalous bottoming out came the anomalous career year for baseball’s next $100 million free agent.
The Blue Jays, not the Cubs, sign Russell Martin; The Cubs, not the Braves, now employ Tommy La Stella.
The return of the offseason Rumor Roundup: News on Russell Martin, Torri Hunter, and Hisashi Iwakuma.
Arguably the best system in all of baseball, with multiple elite talents heading the list and plenty of high-ceiling depth scattered throughout.
The Cubs have work to do, to be sure, but Joe Maddon’s arrival is the clearest sign yet that the next era is here.
“Will not lead a staff but is a solid depth piece for most teams.”
Players respond to adversity differently under different managers. We brought numbers.
With Joe Maddon unexpectedly available, the Cubs let Rick Renteria go after just one year. How’d he do?
Why the Kyle Lohses of the game are something we should aspire to, and will aspire to.
Everybody knows the hardest thing to do in baseball. Everybody. But nobody can agree on what comes next.
An entire Hit List almost entirely free of Derek Jeter, dedicated to Derek Jeter.
The Cubs call up another of the most exciting prospects in the minors, as Jorge Soler takes his place in front of Wrigley’s ivy.