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Maximum Playoff Shares for Cubs Players, Random Fun, and Other Bullets

Chicago Cubs News, MLB News and Rumors

Yup. We’re still waiting on a Davis-Soler trade announcement (updates aplenty here). So I’m going to try to blast through some Bullets right quick to tide you over …

  • The Cubs’ players voted a league-best 66 full playoff shares, which will distribute almost $370,000 to each of the players/coaches/staff who receive a share. While that may not mean too much, relatively speaking, to the veterans of the club, but think about the young guys (and the coaches/staff) who haven’t made all that much money in their careers. That’s freaking huge. The Cubs also awarded 8.7 partial shares and 4 cash awards, per the Tribune.


  • Joe Maddon says he’s working on his message to the team for next year, knowing that “embrace the target” and “try not to suck” can’t necessarily be used again. Allow me:

  • An admirable – but also long-due – change:

  • Short-time Cub and awesome Tweet-maker Dan Haren has reportedly taken a job as a “pitching strategist” in the revamping Diamondbacks organization. According to Steve Gilbert, he’ll work with the front office, coaching staff, and analytics department.


  • Well, that’s certainly a reason to pass on a signing:

  • This should have been the choice today:



Brett Taylor

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