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Miguel Montero a strong fit with Chicago Cubs

While it wasn’t the marquee move that the Chicago Cubs are still hoping to pull off, the Windy City’s club from the North Side did pull off a rather significant move at the Winter Meetings on Tuesday. The team acquired catcher Miguel Montero from the Arizona Diamondbacks in exchange for a pair of low level minor league arms. Montero fills an area of need for the Cubs, who...
Via The Outside Corner
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs Add Aging Catcher with History of Back Problems

The Cubs, today, agreed to take on a 31 year old catcher, coming off the two worst years of his career for the next three years, at an average value of over $13M per year…and in true form, Cubs fans seem overjoyed by it because Miguel Montero is a name brand catcher. The reasons why we seem so pleased with the move are superficial. “Montero hits right handed pitching well....
Via World Series Dreaming
10 days ago  |  Discuss

The Minor League Haul for Miguel Montero

The Arizona Diamondbacks continued retooling their farm system on Tuesday, as they sent veteran backstop Miguel Montero, and his 40 million dollars left on contract, to the Chicago Cubs for a pair of minor leaguers. Jefferson Mejia and Zack Godley head to the desert in the deal, but only Mejia is much of a prospect. Godley was a tenth round pick out of the University of Tennessee...
Via Baseball Essential
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Miguel Montero Traded to the Cubs

The Chicago Cubs and Arizona Diamonadbacks have a greed to a trade that will land catcher Miguel Montero in Chicago.  Montero will split catching duties with Welington Castillo.  Montero own a .256 BA against righties, and just .198 vs LHP.  Castillo hit .301 against lefties and just .216 vs RHP. OFFICIAL: #Dbacks acquire right-handed pitchers Zack Godley and Jeferson Mejia...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs acquire Miguel Montero from Diamondbacks

The Chicago Cubs have acquired All-Star catcher Miguel Montero from the Arizona Diamondbacks in a deal that has been in the works for a while now. Seen as one of the best defensive catchers in baseball, Montero will also upgrade a catching position in Chicago that was less-than-stellar at the plate last season. Montero hit just .243 this past season, but earned an All-Star appearance...
Via Sportsnaut
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Miguel Montero: The Next Piece of the Cubs Puzzle

Clubs rebuild. It’s a part of the process. Just look at what’s happening in Oakland right now. Every year, franchises begin rebuilds, continue rebuilds and occasionally start them all over again when the first one sank into the swamp. Rebuilds take patience. They can be exciting, and they can be frustrating. Those feelings are not […]
Via Fangraphs
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs nearing deal with Diamondbacks for Miguel Montero

The Chicago Cubs are close to acquiring Diamondbacks catcher Miguel Montero, and the deal is expected to be done by the end of the day today. The Chicago #Cubs are on the verge of acquiring #Dbacks catcher Miguel Montero for prospects. Deal expected by end of day. — Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) December 9, 2014 Cubs incumbent catcher Welington Castillo hit .237/.296/.389...
Via The Outside Corner
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs and Diamondbacks Discussing Miguel Montero

It’s rather obvious that the Chicago Cubs are serious about contending in 2015 and beyond. Fresh off signing Jason Hammel, the team appears to be nearing a deal with the Arizona Diamondbacks for All-Star catcher Miguel Montero. Sources: #Cubs, #DBacks expected to talk about Montero again tonight. Teams have been engaged for weeks. Deal appears to be getting closer. — Ken Rosenthal...
Via Sportsnaut
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs rumors: Miguel Montero edition

Among many of the reported Chicago Cubs’ offseason targets is Arizona Diamondbacks’ catcher Miguel Montero. According to FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal, the Diamondbacks are open to listening to trade offers for the two-time All Star. Montero is under contract until 2017 and is owed $12 million in 2015 and $14 million in both 2016 and 1017 – a total of $40 million. For the Cubs...
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Regarding the Dodgers interest in Miguel Montero or any other catcher

The Dodgers are continuing to hunt for a catching upgrade after losing out on Russell Martin and are one of three teams that have had talks with the Diamondbacks about catcher Miguel Montero, according to Nick Piecoro of The Diamondbacks continue to have dialogue with other clubs on a variety of players, including catcher Miguel Montero. However, according to a...
Via Dodgers Digest
29 days ago  |  Discuss

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