There was quite a bit going on this long holiday weekend if you were traveling, reveling, eating, and what-have-you.
Catch on up …
Wednesday, November 25
- Among the items from Wednesday that you may have missed: Trevor Cahill’s preference is to find a starting job.
- To the extent you were already gone the day before Thanksgiving, the Cubs made a trade, picking up Rex Brothers from the Rockies.
- There was a Lukewarm Stove with a series of rumor bits.
Thursday, November 26
- There were only Bullets on Thanksgiving, but if you missed ’em, well, gobble gobble.
Friday, November 27
- The Cubs are still being connected to Alex Gordon and John Lackey.
- Some indication that the DH will not be coming to the NL in the next CBA. Grumble.
- Missing baseball? How about Statcast’s look at the Cubs’ longest homers of the year.
- Are the Red Sox poised to go big on David Price? Are the Cubs still involved? That, and more on Price here.
- At last, a semi-significant free agent deal: the Blue Jays signed J.A. Happ to a three-year deal.
Saturday, November 28
- Jon Lester, pitch sequences, and tunneling. You’ll want to read it.
- More reported friction for Yasiel Puig and, potentially, the Dodgers.
- A pundit suggested a Shelby Miller for Willson Contreras and Billy McKinney swap, and I looked at whether that would be desirable or fair.
Sunday, November 29
- Overnight rumors had the Tigers and Jordan Zimmermann in serious discussions, and, by the end of the day, the sides had reportedly agreed on a contract.
- Anthony Rizzo is a top first baseman. You knew that. But just how “top” is top?
- The weekend wrapped up with a lengthy look at how the offseason has proceeded – for the Cubs and for the rest of the league – and what’s coming next.