Some love for Miguel Amaya, and some eye-popping data on Shelby Miller.
The Cubs have said they will investigate what happened, as well.
The Nationals just want to take every outgoing Cub they can.
There’s nothing wrong with feeling the fan heartstrings tugged, negatively, by what happened. The discussion has to get bigger from there.
The IFA process doesn’t stop on the first day.
Porter was a Cubs employee at the time, however, which means more investigation is needed.
Former Cubs Executive, and Current Mets GM, Jared Porter Allegedly Sent Unwanted Explicit Texts to a Female Reporter
Porter was just hired as the Mets’ new GM, and had long been seen as a rising star in front office circles.
Chatwood could still be very good. Nice buy-low option for the Blue Jays.
Jon Lester is officially not reuniting with the Cubs.
The Padres want all your starting pitchers. Also, the Pirates are going to be so very bad.
Is Lester about to join Kyle Schwarber’s new team?
A write-up out of New York would have the Yankees targeting Hendricks in trade.
Jeffress got exceptionally strong results for the Cubs last year, so a reunion would of course be lovely.
I wouldn’t necessarily have expected more at this point, but you sure hope it looks different by this time next year.
It’s Hard to Know What the Cubs Can or Will Do in Free Agency When the Bryant and Contreras Stuff is Up in the Air
Without knowing the course on those two players, the questions on finances, on roster holes, and on competitiveness in 2021 are enormous.
It had to be really weird process getting Miller into the fold after his last few years and the state of things. Also: Mills talk.
Miller was fantastic in his younger days and is still only 30 years old.
Rumors Popping Up About the Yankees and Reds Working on a Luis Castillo Trade, But Be Careful (UPDATE)
There doesn’t appear to be a trade in place yet, but the Reds are obviously in sell mode.
Is that a promise or a threat?
A couple of old friend relievers for the Cubs to consider?
The Cubs and Ian Happ aren’t *TOO* far apart in their salary figures for next year.
North of $100 million, it’s hard to see which other team is going to swoop in at the moment.
Cubs arbitration-level players are getting their deals today or exchanging figures.
This isn’t just fun drama, it’s all the more reason to get really hopeful about the Bears.
D.J. LeMahieu Reportedly Finalizing Deal with Yankees, Which Could Impact the Kris Bryant Trade Market (UPDATE)
Many of the teams that had been pursuing LeMahieu have also reportedly been in on Bryant.
I don’t hate either of them, to be honest.
“The best version of baseball involves more balls in play, quick action, more people involved in the game, more doubles, more triples, more stolen bases.”
It is likely the nicest 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle in existence, and thus the most expensive baseball card ever sold.
Here’s hoping we learn of deals to avoid arbitration for the Cubs.
If the bidding accelerates on Kluber, I don’t know that the Cubs will be seriously involved.
It’s time to have a designated hitter rule in place – or not – in the National League. The season is coming.
This is just perfect, as baseball on the whole will now benefit from Epstein’s mind and experience.
The long-time Cardinals catcher is approaching retirement age, but I have serious doubts he’d actually do it just yet.
Hey, if Almora can figure it out somewhere else, then I say go get it, man.
The Humorous Outflow of NL Central Talent, the Sandberg Game, the Caratini Era, and Other Cubs Bullets
It isn’t just the Cubs getting worse (although they lead the pack by a wide margin). Also, a variety of history lessons.
For as involved as Major League Baseball has been in politics in recent years, they are apparently aiming to take a step back.
The Cubs still have significant holes on the roster, which does matter, even in a rebooting year.