A couple years ago, an Astros bench coach was hired away as a manager the day after the Astros eliminated the Yankees in the ALCS. Just sayin’.
If MLB aims to chop off 25% of the minor league affiliates, MiLB is gonna fight it. Even though they kinda agree with it … ?
What a 9th inning. And now the World Series is set.
Obsessive Manager Watch: Ross Was Always a Great Candidate, Up-And-Comers, Padres, Phillies, Pirates
That latest on the managerial searches around the game.
The Yankees Keep the ALCS Going, Challenges in LA, Darvish and Fried Chicken, and Other Cubs Bullets
The ALCS goes back to Houston tonight. It won’t be a weekend without baseball!
Even in a year that didn’t stand out, there were a lot of ways that Jason Heyward did.
Eye-popping changes to MiLB being proposed here.
New leaders in, old leaders out, different structures, more technology.
Moderately conflicting reports on the state of things, and I wonder if the Cubs are waiting on another interview opportunity.
The ALCS could conclude tonight. And where does the front office get the most grief for its past trades?
The Chiefs are set to play the Packers and Vikings the next two weeks.
There is a whole lot to get into here, all of it good early news.
Interesting report from a Houston source.
And it might be significant.
Picture thousand words and such. Lotta great Cubs prospect stuff in here, too.
The latest on the managerial search might have the Cubs greatly narrowing their list.
Hey, no wonder the South Bend Cubs won the league.
Which is worse: dog urine or a scorpion infestation? This is a real story about Theo Epstein.
You knew it wouldn’t take him long to land a new gig.
Nationals have beat the Brewers, Dodgers, and Cardinals in a single postseason. God bless ’em. And they can troll if they wanna troll.
Rams aren’t messing around at 3-3.
Just kind of an interesting tidbit on these kinds of relationships.
Consider this a key bullet point on the Cubs’ Marquee Sports Network sales presentation.
It’s a very good, and very quick, first step.
On this day three years ago, Wrigley Field nearly rocked to the ground. Also: Bryant still wants to get better.
Strasburg is definitely gonna opt out of his contract at this point, yes?
Obsessive Manager Watch: Giants Interested in Venable, Phillies on Dusty, Fuld Passes On Cubs, Morerardi and Kapler
Dusty on the comeback trail. Cubs candidate draws interest. Fuld doesn’t want the Cubs (or Pirates or Mets).
You love to see that, though the Cubs will have some decisions to make on Pereda soon.
Another external managerial candidate with experience.
That is awesome. He’s doing the interview on his off-day during the ALCS.
This guy has more grind than I can imagine, and it’s great to have him in the system.
The Astros might be stealing signs, learning tipped pitches, and enhancing their grip. If it ain’t cheating, then other teams need to get on it.
It’s Mets or bust for Beltran, apparently.
One of those issues at the margins for the Cubs? They were slow this year.
If Baseball Has An Opioid Problem, the Spotlight Cannot Come Quickly Enough or Shine Brightly Enough
You hope the tragic death of Tyler Skaggs wasn’t just the tip of the iceberg, but I worry we haven’t even asked the question.
The Cardinals’ bats have been absent in the NLCS so far. The Yankees lit up the Astros to open the ALCS.
Invisible-est Fans in Baseball, Lester’s Contract, New Cubs Director, Yu Funny, and Other Cubs Bullets
Lotta empty seats last night, which is pretty ridiculous. Also, Yu Darvish remains hilarious.