The Weekend Escalated Quickly: Cubs Make a Trade, Martin Pursuit, Lester Rumors, More

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The Weekend Escalated Quickly: Cubs Make a Trade, Martin Pursuit, Lester Rumors, More

Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Rumors

bn baseball featureSunday afternoon, I wondered if it had been a sufficiently busy weekend here at BN to necessitate a Monday morning “you may have missed it” post. These things seem to be fairly popular with folks who do the majority of BN’ing during the work week (I wonder why … for shame!), so I’ve got a relatively low threshold for throwing it up.

And that threshold was blown away by last night. Actually, looking back, I’d forgotten how much happened late on Friday, too. So, let’s check in …

Friday, November 14, 2014

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Sunday, November 16, 2014

  • It was a contemplative day. Quiet even. The kind of day when you could peruse year-old BN posts to see how far the Cubs have come in a year.
  • But there was a Jon Lester rumor to discuss: the Red Sox reportedly did not meet with him last week, though it’s probably coming this week, as with the Cubs.
  • And then a shocker trade: the Cubs sent Arodys Vizcaino and some IFA money to the Braves for second baseman – yes, second baseman – Tommy La Stella.
  • There will be more deconstructing to come, but I took an early look at that trade, what it could mean (and what it doesn’t), and what bits you might want to know.
  • But that wasn’t all for Sunday evening: Ken Rosenthal reported that the Cubs are not only seen as the front-runner for Russell Martin, but there’s a dollar figure attached.

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Author: Brett Taylor

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