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Recapping a Very Busy Weekend: Rooftop Contract, WGN Drops Sports, Kenney Extended, More

Chicago Cubs News

bn-baseballIt happens every year around this time: the weekends, in terms of coverage around here, start to look a lot like the weekdays. When I grab my computer (after checking my phone) and walk away from the family (as I did frequently this weekend), I mutter, “sorry, news” and The Wife says, “Tis the season.”


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Indeed it is – and if you were a better family-person than I this weekend, and missed out on the news, here’s a run-down of the biggest items so that you can catch up:

Friday, May 30

Saturday, May 31 

  • The Cardinals finally promoted top prospect Oscar Taveras (likely avoiding Super Two – not that a top-notch organization like St. Louis would worry about such a petty thing, right?), and he hit a homer in his first game. Because of course.
  • Chicago Cubs President of Business Operations Crane Kenney revealed that he has received a five-year extension. The Cubs-related Internet world reacted with well-thought-out, well-supported, non-reactionary opinions.

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  • We discussed Kris Bryant’s near-term future, and when he might finally be promoted to AAA.
  • One mock draft discussed the Cubs’ “dream scenario” – Carlos Rodon falling to four – and believes it’s actually possible.

Sunday, June 1

  • Top international signee from last year Eloy Jimenez was reportedly assigned to the Dominican Summer League.
  • The Cubs offered to take the bullpen relocation plan off the table for now if it’s going to be an approval problem for the overall renovation/expansion at Wrigley Field, and I dug into how things should (“should”) proceed from here.
  • Luke looked back at the 2012 draft – the first of the new CBA era, and first for the new front office with the Cubs – for instruction on how this year’s iteration might play out.

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  • The Marlins and Pirates got together on a draft pick trade, which is both interesting and instructive for a number of reasons.

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Brett Taylor

Brett Taylor is the Editor and Lead Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation.