It was the final weekend of the regular season in MLB, and, for the Cubs, that meant the end of the season period. In case you checked out to do fun family things (like the Wild West Festival!) or were too tuned in to football to stay abreast of the baseball world, here’s your catch-up.
Friday, September 26
- There was a new set of prospect notes in the afternoon on Friday, including a catcher conversion in the Instructional League.
- The Cubs are hiring an operator/manager for the new JumboTron, which meant a discussion of what the board should and should not be.
- The Cubs beat the Brewers to set the stage for an eventual series win.
Saturday, September 27
- The Cubs swapped out Kyle Hendricks in favor of Jacob Turner in the rotation, and the Bullets were also full of Theo Epstein thoughts.
- A big update on the Wrigley renovation front, with serious demolition now on tap, and even more confidence that all seven outfield signs will be up next year.
Sunday, September 28
- The Cubs lost Chris Rusin on waivers to the Rockies, but they were trying to open up the 40-man spot anyway, so this was likely viewed as an acceptable risk.
- The final Bullets of the regular season reflected on how it was possible to be sad yesterday.
- The Cubs went out on top (well, kinda), beating the Brewers and securing their first sub-90 loss season in four years.
- I got all sappy to thank folks for a great season here at BN, and to remind folks that we don’t go away when the season ends (see? Here I am!).