Category Archives: Chicago Cubs

Cubs Legend Ernie Banks Passes Away

Ernie Banks died Friday night at the age of 83. Banks was a Hall of Fame shortstop and first baseman who spent his entire career with the Chicago Cubs from 1953 to 1971. Over those 19 years, Banks hit .274/.330/.500 … Continue reading

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Cubs to Acquire Dexter Fowler from Astros

The Cubs are acquiring outfielder Dexter Fowler from the Houston Astros. In exchange for Fowler, the Astros will receive Luis Valbuena and Dan Straily. Fowler, 28, posted a very typical .276/.375/.399 batting line with eight home runs, 21 doubles, and … Continue reading

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MLB Arbitration Rundown

If you were anywhere near Twitter yesterday, your feed was probably inundated with arbitration updates. That’s because Friday marked the deadline for teams and arbitration-eligible players to exchange salary figures; each submitting what they think the individual player is worth … Continue reading

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Miami Marlins Join the James Shields Sweepstakes

The market for James Shields has been slow to develop. As of Sunday night, however, there’s a new team rumored to be in the mix for his services. ESPN’s Jim Bowden is reporting that the Miami Marlins are showing significant … Continue reading

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Top 20 Remaining Free Agents, Ranked

It would be an understatement to say that this off-season has been hectic. This has been one of the most chaotic off-seasons that I’ve ever seen with players changing uniforms at a breakneck pace. That having been said, the calendar … Continue reading

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CSC Hot Stove Catch-Up

We here at Cheap Seat Chronicles got a little bit bogged down after the Winter Meetings and fell way behind with our coverage of this offseason’s transactions. In an attempt to remedy that, we’ve gone the hotlink route and put … Continue reading

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Jon Lester’s Contract with the Cubs Could be Worth $180M

Earlier today we reported that free agent starter Jon Lester had agreed on a six-year, $155 million with the Chicago Cubs. While the basic structure of the deal is correct, the baseball world is just learning about the additional details … Continue reading

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