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  • Cubs interested in Miguel Montero

    SAN DIEGO -- The excitement over acquiring infielder Tommy La Stella last month would pale in comparisonĀ for the Chicago Cubs should they land two-time All-Star catcher Miguel Montero from the Arizona Diamondbacks. A source confirmed the Cubs'...
  • Cubs could add some form to their work in progress at winter meetings

    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. "We're not...
  • After acquiring catcher Miguel Montero, Cubs await Jon Lester decision

    After acquiring catcher Miguel Montero, Cubs await Jon Lester decision
    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...
  • Cubs acquire catcher Miguel Montero from the Diamondbacks

    SAN DIEGO -- The Chicago CubsĀ 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...
  • Intriguing catching options for Jon Lester

    Intriguing catching options for Jon Lester
    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...
  • After winter meetings, Cubs still looking to supplement roster for 2015

    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...
  • Cubs and White Sox set for GM meetings

    Cubs and White Sox set for GM meetings
    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...
  • Cubs GM holds ground on Russell Martin talk

    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...
  • Cubs pick up second baseman La Stella from Braves

    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...
  • Cubs put C.J. Edwards on roster and keep spot open for Jon Lester

    Cubs put C.J. Edwards on roster and keep spot open for Jon Lester
    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...
  • Cubs' hiring of Joe Maddon appears to be imminent

    Cubs' hiring of Joe Maddon appears to be imminent
    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,...