| Dec 8, 2014
| 8:35 PM
SAN DIEGO -- The excitement over acquiring infielder Tommy La Stella last month would pale in comparison for the Chicago Cubs should they land two-time All-Star catcher Miguel Montero from the Arizona Diamondbacks.
A source confirmed the Cubs'...
| Dec 6, 2014
As soon as renovations at Wrigley Field are completed and a new television deal is finalized, the Cubs could be a feared team in free agency instead of losing out on top players such as catcher Russell Martin, who signed with the Blue Jays.
| Dec 9, 2014
| 7:27 PM
SAN DIEGO — Theo Epstein is content playing the waiting game as marquee free agent left-hander Jon Lester is on the verge of finalizing a decision that likely will dictate the Cubs’ fortunes for several seasons.
"This is his life and his...
| Dec 9, 2014
| 1:37 PM
SAN DIEGO -- The Chicago Cubs have acquired two-time National League All-Star catcher Miguel Montero from the Arizona Diamondbacks.
The left-handed hitting Montero was acquired for minor league pitchers Jeferson Mejia and Zack Godley, a source confirmed...
| Dec 10, 2014
| 10:12 AM
SAN DIEGO -- Part of the learning process for Jon Lester in spring training will involve him getting acclimated to new Chicago Cubs catcher Miguel Montero.
The Cubs wouldn't have agreed to pay off of the remaining $40 million on Montero's contract if...
| Dec 11, 2014
| 4:45 PM
SAN DIEGO — Despite sprinting out of the blocks with three significant acquisitions this week, the Cubs are far from finished in restructuring their roster for 2015.
"We still have a lot of work to do," general manager Jed Hoyer said Thursday as...
| Oct 29, 2014
| 8:09 PM
The offseason free-agent period begins Thursday, and the Cubs appear on the verge of finalizing the first of what they hope are several impact acquisitions.
The hiring of two-time American League manager of the year Joe Maddon seems imminent,...
| Nov 8, 2014
| 6:37 AM
Add and subtract.
That's how the Cubs and White Sox, respectively, could improve when they accelerate talks with agents and officials from other teams starting Monday at baseball's general managers' meetings in Phoenix.
Although GM Jed Hoyer has...
| Nov 7, 2014
| 4:04 PM
It’s obvious the Cubs would like to upgrade their catching, but general manager Jed Hoyer won’t confirm or elaborate reports of the team’s interest in Russell Martin and other impact free agents.
“One of the challenges we have...
| Nov 16, 2014
| 6:41 PM
With decisions by free agents Russell Martin and Jon Lester looming, the Cubs hope they addressed several offensive weaknesses Sunday by acquiring second baseman Tommy La Stella from the Braves.
La Stella, 25, and the Braves' No. 4 international signing...
| Nov 20, 2014
| 9:05 PM
The Cubs left room for Jon Lester in case the marquee free-agent left-hander signs with them even as they added pitching prospect C.J. Edwards to their 40-man roster before Thursday night's deadline.
The addition of Edwards, 23, who has struck out 294...