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Cub Tracks Looks Frankly At The General Manager Meetings

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Hot dog! The GM meetings are here. Who's gonna cut the mustard for our team? Who's playing catchup?

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Here are a selection of tidbits you can relish at your leisure:

From Comcast Sportsnet Chicago:

  • Patrick Mooney says to Believe the Hype. He goes on to write that the Cubs will be major players this season, and that Theo Epstein’s front office likes to kick the tires on everything and never rule out anything. Jason Heyward, Alex Gordon, pitching, pitching, and pitching are mentioned.

From CBS Chicago:

  • Bruce Levine reports that the Cubs and White Sox match up for a trade. But would they do it? Remember Sammy Sosa for George Bell? Jon Garland for Matt Karchner? Neal Cotts for David Aardsma? Could Javier Baez leave the North Side and Jose Quintana leave the South Side? What would happen if Jorge Soler was added to the mix?
  • He also remarks that the Cubs must decide how to spend their upgraded payroll. What do you get for 30 million smackers? David Price? Tyson Ross? Carlos Carrasco? Jordan Zimmermann? Jeff Samardzija?
  • The GM meetings have begun. Remember the words of David Price from 2014. By now you know these by heart.

From ESPN Chicago:

  • Jesse Rogers also reports that the Cubs and White Sox match up as trade partners. Rick Hahn could use some infielders. The Cubs like pitchers, and the Sox have a few. Quintana, Carlos Rodon, Erik Johnson...Chris Sale?
  • Jesse also writes that money is not everything for the Cubs where free agents are concerned. There might be some action during the meetings. The previously-mentioned are again mentioned, plus Denard Span, Ben Zobrist.
  • And he concludes with 10 Cubs storylines to watch. Sammy at Cubs Con? How to spend money...and on whom? Is Kyle Schwarber ready to accept full-time catching duties? Is Miguel Montero on the block? And more.

From the Chicago Tribune:

From the Chicago Sun-Times:

From the Daily Herald:

From Cubs Den:

  • North Side Irish brings the rumor thread and wraps it around today's Cubs-news-so-far. Cubs in on Darren O'Day? Andrew Miller available? And many other items in a long list, amended at least once already.

From Bleacher Nation:


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