The first report directly connecting the Cubs to an interest in Maddon.
The Cubs rumors on this one are so striking, as are the denials from other teams. But I wouldn’t trust those just yet.
The pace of the shocking news and then the immediate rumors is really striking.
Anthony Rizzo has a decent argument about this one.
If the Phillies rebuild, starting this offseason, you can expect there to be plenty of Cubs-Hamels rumors.
It rhymes with Fiss Pyant. That sounds like the lead character in a really bad detective novel. Don’t mess with ole Fiss.
It’s going to be an interesting year for Russell and the Cubs, especially if he produces and everyone stays. I’m already antsy.
A video look at Maybin as a trade target in response to a question from BN’er Chris.
There’s no injury. It was just time for his offseason to begin.
Each outfielder is a free agent after 2015, and the Braves could be looking to pick up a prospect or two.
The Sporting News tabbed him as the post-season All-Star at first base in the NL. Because obviously.
Hart stays on board, and he’ll presumably bring in (or promote) a GM below him.
This wouldn’t answer all of the questions about what’s to come, but it would put the Cubs and the Ricketts in a much better position moving forward.
It sounds like a strong possibility, and it could give Baez a chance to workshop some things.