McLeod came over with Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer when the first rebuild began a decade ago.
Game 6 of the 2016 NLCS was five years ago tonight, and it was one of the best sporting nights of my life.
Prior to the Astros, Bokhari came up through the Dodgers front office. So, yeah, he’s worked in some successful places.
Cubs GM Carter Hawkins Speaks: Targeting Skills in the Draft, Urgency This Offseason, CBA, Spending, More
The Cubs’ GM got into more of the most pressing topics in the Cubs’ world right now, and hints more at scouting and player development.
At a superficial level, the Cubs seem to make a ton of sense for a Suzuki pursuit in free agency.
And Wisdom WAS an outstanding rookie this year! Whether he can be as outstanding next year without significant adjustments, well, that’s a question.
What’s with all the LCS blowouts lately? Chris Taylor was the big bat last night and he’ll do well in free agency. That, and more.
The question ahead is how well that season ticket holder base holds up.
Might as well take a shot on a guy who’s hit wherever he’s had a chance to play.
Could the Chicago Cubs make sense for free agent Trevor Story on, say, a short-term, bounce-back deal?
ALCS Goes Sideways, NLCS Nearing Close, Ump Absurdity, Pitching Prospects, Game Time, and Other Cubs Bullets
Lots to get into this morning from the LCS, the umpiring, the length of games, and much more.
The Cubs are described as a “wild card” among the teams in on top shortstop free agents.
Bush was looking to step back from the full-time responsibilities.
Both the Braves and Red Sox blew it in the 8th inning in what could’ve been games to put their series on ice. Also: Joc talk.
The Cubs president offers a little more insight on the hiring of the new Cubs General Manager.
So much for a true Javy Báez free agency?
Got a contract on the books that looks ugly for the next year or two? Come talk to the Cubs! And bring your farm system …
Lukewarm Stove: Maybe the Giants Won’t Re-Sign Bryant? The Market for Semien and Correa, NYY Want Shortstop and Catcher, More
Before today, I would’ve called the Giants the OBVIOUS favorites to sign Kris Bryant this winter. But now? I’m not so sure.
The Cubs’ 40-man roster is now back under 40 for the first time in almost a month.
Schwarber Leads the Way, Astros Tipping Pitches(?), Zach Davies the Walk King, and Other Cubs Bullets
Kyle Schwarber is getting all kinds of love right now. Also, did you really have Zach Davies as the walking-est starter in baseball on your bingo card?
Happy to see the success continue for Schwarber.
The Chicago Cubs have a new GM, and he’s meeting with the media.
The Instructional League is over in Arizona, and there’s a lotta Cubs prospect goodness to get into.
It’s the necessary dream for MLB and its fans: an easy way to get any game, any way, in any location. This is the start.
Braves Walk It Off Again in the NLCS, Optionable Depth, Housing for “Certain” Minor League Players, and Other Cubs Bullets
Braves hand it to the Dodgers late once again. Nice to have lots and lots of quality depth, eh? That, and much more to get into.
A very necessary step.
Red Sox get theirs, Braves walk it off, and more.
Hot start for the Red Sox, who are looking to tie the series. (Consider this your Pre-Gamin’.)
If there were ever a period of time when the Cubs really needed as much front office success as possible, it’s now.
You heard it. Wherever you were that night, you heard Miguel Montero’s grand slam.
They are saying it plainly, and Cubs fans have a right to hold the organization to those words.
Cubs Prospect Notes: DSL Prospects of the Year, Ramirez and PCA at Instructs, Little, Gray, Bain, More
Whole lotta Cubs prospect stuff to get into, including appearances in Arizona, and a couple prospects getting honors in the Dominican Republic.
Hawkins oversaw the player development program in Cleveland, and the Cubs are no doubt hoping to bring that success over to Chicago.
I can’t really land on any of the four remaining teams. Also Bellinger, the shocking Shildt firing, batting average(?), and more.
It wasn’t the only play that mattered in the game, but it was the final play. And it was just flat wrong.
I did not see this coming.
You can read Correa’s comments positively and start carving out a Cubs team view that suggests that they can – nay, should … nay, MUST! – go after him.