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Holy Busy Weekend: Maddon, Renteria, Free Agent Rumors, Rooftops, Options, More

Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Rumors

bn baseball featureFriday was Halloween, so, in that respect, I wouldn’t fault you for checking out early and heading to a party. Your costume as Chevy Guy was a probably a little too niche, but I appreciated it.


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You did, however, miss a crazy ton here at BN while you were partying, and then recovering for two days. I think it was just about as busy around here as a typical weekday. So, if you did miss anything, catch up:

Friday, October 31

  • In the afternoon, the Cubs finally made their move: Rick Renteria was dismissed as manager, opening the door, officially, for Joe Maddon.
  • Immediately before that decision, and you may have missed it for that reason, I wrote up some thoughts on relevant options decisions that had been made around the league (or haven’t yet been made, like Tsuyoshi Wada).

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Saturday, November 1

Sunday, November 2

  • C.J. Edwards looked good in a relief inning in the Fall Stars Game, and we talked about his future in 2015.

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  • Could Dave Martinez come over from Tampa Bay, joining Joe Maddon with the Cubs?
  • MLB Trade Rumors predicted the top 50 free agent signing spots, and the Cubs pretty much sign everybody.
  • Joe Maddon’s agent was on the radio, and his version of events that led to the Cubs signing Maddon really throws cold water on Tampa Bay’s tampering claim.

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Brett Taylor

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