Cubbies Crib: Morning Marquee 12/13


Baseball’s winter meetings ended Thursday with no big signings or mega-trades, going down as one of the least interesting in recent memory. The Chicago Cubs acquired right-handed hitting outfielder Justin Ruggiano from the Marlins for left-handed hitting outfielder Brian Bogusevic and three players to minor-league deals: catcher Charles Cutler in Rule 5 draft and left-handers Tsuyoshi Wada and Tommy Hottovy.

Chicago Tribune: Cubs GM Hoyer: More deals in works

Chicago Sun-Times: Theo points out Cubs’ hot prospects could suffer Prior’s fate

CSN Chicago: Theo responds to Samardzija rumors: ‘No trade imminent’

ESPN Chicago: Ruggiano a better ‘fit’ in Cubs outfield Minor progress made as Winter Meetings conclude

ESPN MLB: Offseason winners and losers, so far

FOX Sports: Cano officially a Mariner – but what on earth is he talking about?

Montreal Gazette: Baseball could return to Montreal – with a new stadium

ESPN Dallas: Rangers: Russell Wilson isn’t a gimmick

Denver Post: Rockies near signing pitcher Boone Logan to multi-year deal

NBC Sports: Orioles have a multi-year deal on the table with Grant Balfour

Detroit Free-Press: Report: Tigers to sign reliever Job Chamberlain for one-year, $2.5 million

San Francisco Chronicle: Giants find left fielder: Michael Morse

CBS Sports: Report: Phillies agree to terms with Roberto Hernandez

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