Catch Up After the Holiday: Lester, Moncada, Big AL Trade, Samardzija, More

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Catch Up After the Holiday: Lester, Moncada, Big AL Trade, Samardzija, More

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bn baseball featureWelcome back. Have a nice Thanksgiving? Do some Black Friday shopping? Watch some football? Eat some leftovers? Take a trip?

If any of that took you away from BN for a day or two (for shame!), here’s what you may have missed from a relatively busy long holiday weekend …

Wednesday, November 28, 2014

Thursday, November 27, 2014

  • It was a day for thanks, and I tossed some your way (because, seriously, I’m very thankful for this place and you folks who help make it what it is).
  • The Cubs are going to talk about former Rays bench coach Dave Martinez, at a minimum, and the Rays aren’t going to stand in the way.

Friday, November 28, 2014

Saturday, November 29, 2014

  • Speaking of that big trade, there was a lot of fallout to discuss, from the A’s next moves to the outfielder they DFA’d to make room for the additions (Kyle Blanks).
  • I got to thinking about the nature of the pitching market right now, and how it informs the Cubs’ timing, be it in going hard after Jon Lester right now, waiting until late in the offseason on the second tier market after that. In any case, it’s good to have bats.

Sunday, November 30, 2014

  • The White Sox might be hot after Jeff Samardzija, which would be utterly fascinating. And what about his free agency, anyway?
  • It’s likely to be a big week in the Jon Lester story, and the baseball world awaits his decision. It could affect, well, almost everything.


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.