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Source: Veteran RP Cishek, Cubs agree to deal

Veteran reliever Steve Cishek, who pitched for the Mariners and Rays last season and has 121 career saves, reached a two-year deal with the Cubs, a source told ESPN.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Source confirms Ken Rosenthal report, Cubs close to signing righty reliever Steve Cishek. Cishek had 2.01 ERA in 49 games playing for Sea and TB last season. He gave up just 26 hits in 44 innings to go along with 41 strikeouts.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Theo Epstein break down the Cardinals, who traded for Marcell Ozuna on Wednesday. He had a feeling this would be a big offseason for St. Louis.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Scott Boras seems determined to get Jake Arrieta a Justin Verlander/Max Scherzer type deal. He keeps mentioning them and Arrieta in the same sentence, citing their big game playoff resume, and in Arrieta's case, his lighter workload heading into free agency than the others had.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Theo confirms everything moving slow. Things will carryover past the winter meetings: "Christmas could be threatened," he joked.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Spoke to Mike Montgomery today after a report from Ken Rosenthal of Fox/Athletic that he's adamant about starting: "I'm at that point in my career where that's what I want. In my opinion I think it's in the team's best interest for me to do that but then again I don't make those decisions." Montgomery said he won't ask to be traded but is making it very clear what he wants to do moving forward.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch agent Scott Boras discuss free agent Jake Arrieta and the Cubs.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cubs signed lefty Drew Smyly to a 2 year deal. He had Tommy John surgery last summer and will rehab for most of 2018. Brandon Morrow's deal is official as well. Two years plus a club/vesting option for 2020.

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2dJesse Rogers

Chatwood's deal with Cubs under scrutiny

Tyler Chatwood's new contract with the Cubs might have to be reworked due to an escalator that could take effect based on a single Cy Young Award vote.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Cubs GM Jed Hoyer says new ideas have popped up recently as some teams have changed directions. He wouldn't get into specifics: "There's some things that have changed with teams since we were here (GM Meetings) last time. Circumstances have changed or ideas have changed...There are teams shifting what they want to do."

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Cubs GM Jed Hoyer talk winter meetings timeline and how Chicago sells itself to free agents.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Cubs GM Jed Hoyer give an update on the winter meetings Tuesday afternoon.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Cubs GM Jed Hoyer thinks they'll add at least one more pitcher before the end of the winter meetings.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Joe Maddon discuss how he would have used Shoehei Ohtani if he had signed with the Cubs.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Joe Maddon discuss the idea of the Cubs entering the World Series or bust mode as an organization.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Joe Maddon, on working for a big market team that will spend: "When you ask Santa for something, there's a good chance it's going to show up. In the past you just didn't know."

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Joe Maddon discuss Kyle Schwarber and the lead off role on the Cubs.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Joe Maddon and Mike Evans may have just met a few days ago, but the Cubs skipper was so impressed with the Bucs wide receiver that he helped kick off the launch of his new Mike Evans Family Foundation. Evans wanted to know if he could play center field.

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3dJerry Crasnick

Boras taking Arrieta pitch straight to owners

Agent Scott Boras says he has sent a 75-page binder exclusively to MLB owners on behalf of Jake Arrieta, who hit the market alongside Yu Darvish as the most coveted free-agent starter this winter.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Theo, on if there was any traction for a deal between the Marlins and Cubs for Stanton: "There wasn't much interaction given the makeup of our roster, our future payroll commitments and some plans that we have. Great player, great opportunity, but not necessarily one for us at the time."

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Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Runs8224th
Batting Average.25516th
On Base Percentage.3384th
Slugging Percentage.4377th
Earned Run Average3.957th
Quality Starts77Tied-8th
WHIP1.289th
BAA.2384th