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Hot Stove Digest: Cubs, White Sox show interest in Rays starter

Hot Stove Digest: Cubs, White Sox show interest in Rays starter

yahoo.com Updated 19 hours ago
Welcome to The Stew's Hot Stove Digest, our daily rundown of MLB news, rumors and gossip for Hot Stove season. Here you'll find a recap of all the day's action and other fun stuff from around the Internet. INQUIRING: Up to ten teams have asked the Rays …
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  • Jake Arrieta gets record arbitration deal, extension next?

    Jake Arrieta gets record arbitration deal, extension next?

    yahoo.com nytimes.com MLB.com Feb 6 (yesterday)
    The Chicago Cubs and defending NL CY Young award winner Jake Arrieta avoided arbitration late Friday night, agreeing to a $10.7 million salary for the 2016 season. The Associated Press first reported the agreement, also noting it to be the largest one-y…
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  • Kris Bryant swims with sharks, frightens the heck out of Cubs f…

    Kris Bryant swims with sharks, frightens the heck out of Cubs fans

    yahoo.com MLB.com Feb 5 (yesterday)
    When you're a young franchise cornerstone player, the type who can lead a team to the World Series and contend for the MVP award on a yearly basis, fans would prefer you spend your offseason encased in bubblewrap. The last thing they want to see you do …
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  • Don't credit tanking for the success of Cubs and Astros

    Don't credit tanking for the success of Cubs and Astros

    ESPN.com Feb 5 (2 days ago)
    Don't credit tanking for the success of Cubs and Astros
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  • Exciting reunion could be in store for Murton, Cubs

    Exciting reunion could be in store for Murton, Cubs

    MLB.com Feb 4 (3 days ago)
    Matt Murton? Did you say Matt Murton? That Matt Murton? Sure enough, it looks like the Cubs are about to bring back the international sensation who got away, the friendly red-headed outfielder who has piled up line drives on both sides of the Pacific Oc…
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  • Improved changeup could accelerate Johnson's path

    Improved changeup could accelerate Johnson's path

    MLB.com Feb 3 (4 days ago)
    Pierce Johnson could have been accused of stalking Jake Arrieta or Jon Lester last spring. The way the Cubs prospect saw it, he was simply taking advantage of the veteran pitchers in big league camp, and he'll likely be shadowing them again when they ga…
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  • Risky to count out Cards in NL Central

    Risky to count out Cards in NL Central

    MLB.com Feb 2 (5 days ago)
    The St. Louis Cardinals must be absolutely thrilled that some of us have already conceded the National League Central to the Chicago Cubs. The Cardinals? They're playing for second place -- or third. You can look it up.
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  • SoE: Just us kids: Cubs get younger

    SoE: Just us kids: Cubs get younger

    MLB.com Jan 30
    The arrival of super-prospects Kris Bryant and Addison Russell have helped the Cubs reverse an aging trend in their lineup.
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  • Prospect Almora among 18 Cubs NRIs

    Prospect Almora among 18 Cubs NRIs

    MLB.com Jan 29
    The Cubs have invited 18 non-roster players to Major League Spring Training, a group that includes two of their top five prospects. Right-hander Duane Underwood and outfielder Albert Almora headline the list of non-roster invitees, announced Friday.
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  • New, cooler spring jerseys, caps available

    New, cooler spring jerseys, caps available

    MLB.com Jan 28
    It is almost time for Zack Greinke to suit up for the D-backs, Todd Frazier for the White Sox, David Price for the Red Sox, Justin Upton for the Tigers, Johnny Cueto for the Giants, Jason Heyward for the Cubs, and all those other new faces in new places…
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  • Rumor roundup: Fowler on Chicago minds

    Rumor roundup: Fowler on Chicago minds

    MLB.com Jan 27
    The Hot Stove may be cooling down, but many players still remain unsigned. One such player is outfielder Dexter Fowler, who is drawing interest from both the Cubs and White Sox.
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  • Anthony Rizzo went to Raw and got to hang out with The Rock

    Anthony Rizzo went to Raw and got to hang out with The Rock

    yahoo.com Jan 26
    Chicago Cubs All-Star first baseman Anthony Rizzo has a lot going for him these days. The 26-year-old has blossomed into one of the best hitters in the game and plays on a team that is expected to be in contention for the foreseeable future. After Monda…
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  • Castro provides flexibility for batting order

    Castro provides flexibility for batting order

    MLB.com Jan 26
    Starlin Castro has spent the majority of his career residing in the top half of the batting order,sometimes out of necessity. He recalls entire seasons where it felt like if he and Anthony Rizzo didn't hit, his Cubs wouldn't win. With the Yankees, that …
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  • Schwar, what is he good for? Cubs have ideas

    Schwar, what is he good for? Cubs have ideas

    MLB.com Jan 26
    One of the hot topics this offseason has been where Kyle Schwarber will play for the Cubs in 2016. It won't be third base, but Schwarber will do whatever the team wants, and he'd prefer to catch. That's where Borzello projects him, and not just because …
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  • Good news for Cubs' Joe Maddon: DH not likely coming to NL…

    Good news for Cubs' Joe Maddon: DH not likely coming to NL soon

    ESPN.com Jan 26
    Good news for Cubs' Joe Maddon: DH not likely coming to NL soon
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  • Yoenis Cespedes makes Mets NL favorites, but Cubs and Nationals…

    Yoenis Cespedes makes Mets NL favorites, but Cubs and Nationals lurk

    So does the rather stunning re-signing of Yoenis Cespedes make the Mets the favorites in the National League to reach the World Series?
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  • Is John Lackey the final piece to Cubs' pitching puzzle?

    Is John Lackey the final piece to Cubs' pitching puzzle?

    ESPN.com Jan 21
    Is John Lackey the final piece to Cubs' pitching puzzle?
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  • Cubs ink Kawasaki to Minors pact with invite

    Cubs ink Kawasaki to Minors pact with invite

    MLB.com Jan 21
    The Cubs have signed colorful infielder Munenori Kawasaki to a Minor League contract with an invitation to Spring Training.
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  • Pearl Jam to play at Wrigley on Aug. 20, 22

    Pearl Jam to play at Wrigley on Aug. 20, 22

    MLB.com Jan 20
    Devoted Cubs fan Eddie Vedder and Pearl Jam will play two concerts at Wrigley Field, Aug. 20 and Aug. 22, and pitcher Jason Hammel has already asked for those days off.
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  • Cubs-Cards now 'a rivalry in more than name alone'

    Cubs-Cards now 'a rivalry in more than name alone'

    MLB.com Jan 18
    When the Cubs and Cardinals played an intense weekend series last season in September, Joe Strauss, the St. Louis Post Dispatch columnist who recently passed away from leukemia, declared that Cubs-Cards was finally "a rivalry in more than name alon…
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  • Cubs co-owner calls Mets fans 'really, really obnoxious'

    Cubs co-owner calls Mets fans 'really, really obnoxious'

    yahoo.com Jan 17
    There were several notable news items to come from this weekend's Cubs Convention in Chicago. We learned that Ryne Sandberg will return to the team in an ambassador role this season. We learned the Cubs will be increasing security in and around Wrigley …
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  • Addison Russell meets young fan with Addison Russell haircut

    Addison Russell meets young fan with Addison Russell haircut

    yahoo.com Jan 17
    Like most professional sports fanbases, Chicago Cubs fans have ways of letting players know whether they've been accepted. Ways that go well beyond simple cheering or booing. When you attend a Cubs game at Wrigley Field, and sometimes even on the road, …
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  • Video - Miguel Montero Excited For New Rotation 02:26

    Miguel Montero Excited For New Rotation

    Mar 20
    Cubs catcher Miguel Montero is ready to work with the new rotation for the team and explains what needs to be worked on in spring training.
  • Video - Epstein's 'Mission Impossible' 00:54

    Epstein's 'Mission Impossible'

    Mar 8
    William Rhoden explains how Theo Epstein went from the Boston Red Sox's "boy wonder" to undertaking an impossible mission as the president of baseball operations for the Chicago Cubs.
  • Video - Lester Impressive In First Cubs Outing 01:42

    Lester Impressive In First Cubs Outing

    Mar 6
    Jon Lester got his Cubs career underway with his first appearance on the mound in a spring training game.
  • Video - Cubs Owner: We're Here To Win 03:07

    Cubs Owner: We're Here To Win

    Mar 1
    Cubs owner Tom Ricketts talks about the dark days in Chicago and explains why the Cubs are ready to win now with ace pitcher Jon Lester and a stacked farm system.