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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.


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).


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.


  • 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.


Brett Taylor

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