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Chapman to the Giants, per reports

Chapman to the Giants, per reports

Photo by David Berding/ Matt Chapman and the San Francisco Giants have reportedly agreed to terms on a three year deal Matt Chapman and the San Francisco Giants have agreed to terms on a free agent contract, per multiple reports. The third baseman is reportedly getting $54 million over three years, with opt outs after years one and two. Chapman is the second prominent Scott Boras client to do a three year deal with opt outs after not finding the market to his liking this offseason, with Cody Bellinger re-signing with the Chicago Cubs on a three year deal with opt outs...
Bleed Cubbie Blue Mar 1, 2024
SB Nation Reacts: Fans blame Scott Boras for the free-agent signing delay

SB Nation Reacts: Fans blame Scott Boras for the free-agent signing delay

Cody Bellinger and his agent, Scott Boras | Paul Sullivan/Chicago Tribune/Tribune News Service via The results of the first 2024 survey are in! Our first SB Nation Reacts survey for the year addressed the question of free agency, why it was delayed so much, and what to do about it. Here are the results: Fans like to blame Scott Boras for a lot of the vagaries of the free-agent market. Let’s be clear that Boras is just doing his job for his clients. This year, though, it seemed as if none of his clients rated the $200...
Bleed Cubbie Blue Feb 29, 2024
Cub Tracks’ in-house or outhouse?

Cub Tracks’ in-house or outhouse?

Photo by Norm Hall/ Typically acerbic #Cubs, #MLB, and #MiLB news and notes, links and discussion, plus more or less scientific food for thought. The roster jenga reports and more, plus results from Wednesday’s contest. WELCOME to today’s episode of Cub Tracks news and notes™, a greatest-hits collection of Chicago-style beat writers and bloggers, ground from #Cubs, #MiLB, and #MLB baseball, overheated, steeped in writers’ tears, and then cold-brewed overnight for maximum flavor. Dave’s probably here. Thanks for coming. Cody Bellinger has arrived at camp!...
Bleed Cubbie Blue Feb 28, 2024
Cubs 6, Brewers 1: Some pitching performances of note

Cubs 6, Brewers 1: Some pitching performances of note

Photo by David Durochik/Diamond Images via There will be some interesting bullpen choices this year. With much of the attention of Cubs fans today on the re-introduction of Cody Bellinger as a member of the team (and don’t expect to see him in a game before next week), and most of the Cubs regulars not making the trip to the Brewers’ spring home in west Phoenix, I wanted to take a look at some of the good pitching performances by Cubs in their 6-1 win over the Brewers. First, a brief recap of the scoring. The Cubs took a 1-0 lead in the top of the first. Seiya...
Bleed Cubbie Blue Feb 28, 2024
Cody Bellinger: ‘I fully believe in myself as a baseball player’

Cody Bellinger: ‘I fully believe in myself as a baseball player’

Marquee Sports Network The outfielder was re-introduced as a Cub Wednesday afternoon. The Cubs re-introduced newly re-signed outfielder Cody Bellinger Wednesday afternoon to a group of media that was already quite familiar with him from his year with the team in 2023. And Bellinger referenced last year a couple of times, saying that the team had “unfinished business” from 2023 from missing the playoffs by one game, and that’s one of the reasons he wanted to come back. He cited the “amazing, constant support from my teammates” and said he had a great time last...
Bleed Cubbie Blue Feb 28, 2024
A look at the Cubs’ possible 26-man Opening Day roster

A look at the Cubs’ possible 26-man Opening Day roster

Photo by Quinn Harris/MLB Photos via Now that Cody Bellinger is back in the fold, who’ll head to Texas for the opener? This is the sort of article I’d normally have written before Spring Training began, but with the uncertainty about whether Cody Bellinger would return to the Cubs, I decided to wait. I had always figured that Bellinger to the Cubs was the best fit for player and team, and now that Belli is back, I figured it’s time to have a look at who might be on the baseline as they introduce rosters on Opening Day, March 28 at Texas. (Also, Deputy and I will...
Lookout Landing Feb 28, 2024
Mariners Moose Tracks, 2/28/24: Mitch Haniger, Enrique Hernández, and The Boras Three

Mariners Moose Tracks, 2/28/24: Mitch Haniger, Enrique Hernández, and The Boras Three

Photo by Steph Chambers/ Mitch Haniger is happy to be home. Good morning friends! Let’s get you caught up on the latest news from spring camp and elsewhere in baseball. In Mariners news... Brock and Salk spoke to Mitch Haniger, who never wanted to leave the Mariners in the first place and is now thrilled to be back. Around the league... In a minor trade, the White Sox acquired left-hander Bailey Horn from the Cubs, enabling the north siders to clear a roster spot for Cody Bellinger. Ben Clemens at Fangraphs broke down the Dodgers’ decision to bring back fan...
Bleed Cubbie Blue Feb 27, 2024
Cubs trade Bailey Horn to the White Sox

Cubs trade Bailey Horn to the White Sox

Photo by Chris Bernacchi/Diamond Images via The left-handed prospect went back to the team that drafted him as the Cubs opened up a spot of the 40-man roster When the news came out over the weekend that the Cubs had agreed to bring back free agent Cody Bellinger on a three-year deal (with opt-outs), we knew that there had to be a corresponding move to open up a spot on the 40-man roster before the signing could be official. Today, the Cubs made that move as they traded left-handed pitched Bailey Horn to the White Sox for right-hander Matthew Thompson. In making the...
Bleed Cubbie Blue Feb 27, 2024
Cubs vs. Reds at Mesa preview, Tuesday 2/27, 2:05 CT

Cubs vs. Reds at Mesa preview, Tuesday 2/27, 2:05 CT

Photo by Norm Hall/ The Cubs return to Mesa to face a division rival. MESA, Arizona — There are some interesting notes in an article today by Sahadev Sharma in The Athletic about what the Cubs might do next after the Cody Bellinger signing: It’s likely that to make space on the roster, a pitcher will be moved. The Cubs currently value everyone on their 40-man roster and would prefer not to lose a player for nothing, so they are working to trade a pitcher away. It’s possible that it can’t come to fruition soon enough. But the hope seems to be that even if a...
Bleed Cubbie Blue Feb 26, 2024
Cubs vs. Royals at Surprise preview, Monday 2/26, 2:05 CT

Cubs vs. Royals at Surprise preview, Monday 2/26, 2:05 CT

Allan Henry-USA TODAY Sports Another away game for the boys in blue. There have been a few questions raised about when Cody Bellinger might play in a spring game. First, we only know about the signing through Jeff Passan and some Cubs reporters who confirmed it via a source. The team has not officially announced the signing, though it was reported that Bellinger was in Cubs camp Sunday taking his physical. The Cubs will have to clear a 40-man roster spot before they add Bellinger. He won’t play in a game before being added. There’s no obvious choice to run through...

Cody Bellinger is returning to the Cubs on an $80 million, 3-year contract, AP source says

Cody Bellinger is going back to the Chicago Cubs, agreeing to an $80 million, three-year contract, a person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press.

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