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:
"Try again not to suck, but maybe like even less non-suck, or is it more non-suck, either way, I'm saying be that good again or better." https://t.co/A9DEtH4E6t
— Brett Taylor (@BleacherNation) December 6, 2016
- An admirable – but also long-due – change:
The BBWAA passed a measure today mandating that all Hall of Fame ballots be public starting in 2018. It remains voluntary for this election
— BBWAA (@officialBBWAA) December 6, 2016
- 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:
— Mike Wilner (@Wilnerness590) December 7, 2016
- The Yankees are retiring Derek Jeter’s number 2, and I didn’t realize there was a story behind why he wasn’t selected first overall in the draft, despite everyone knowing he was a stud.
- I am scared:
— Brett Taylor (@BleacherNation) December 7, 2016
- This should have been the choice today:
— Baseball Is Fun (@flippingbats) December 6, 2016