Our friends at Obvious Shirts are blowing it out this weekend, with no exclusions.
Non-Tender Deadline is Monday: Cubs Have Decisions on Eight Players, Though Only Three Are Actual Decisions
Addison Russell seems like a pretty clear non-tender, right?
Cubs Coaching and Development Hires – Including Their First Woman – Underscore How Serious They Are About Improvement
The Cubs identified an area that had fallen behind, and they have aggressively addressed it.
Big risks on all of them. But you know what? I’d rather the Cubs took some swings like this for guys who have the potential to be very good.
It’s hard not to think a lot about Caratini’s potential right now.
Nats Take a Catcher Off the Board, Pirates Get a Manager, Carriage Deal, and Other Cubs Gobble Bullets
Happy Thanksgiving, all! Read the Bullets, then eat some turkey, then nap.
I can definitely see merit in pursuing Bundy right now …
The results weren’t there last year, but the arm is big, big, big. Sometimes you just take a chance on the stuff.
It’s got me thinking about the Cubs’ approach to the rotation this offseason.
We were really hoping the Cubs would get seriously involved on Pomeranz as a reliever.
This looks like a clear win on paper for the Brewers.
The Cubs won’t be heralded as a top farm system this offseason, but they are an interesting one.
We’ll see quite a few more moves like this in the run up to Thanksgiving.
Interesting that not a single exec surveyed thought Betts was the most likely to be traded. Lotta lessons there.
There’s a whole lot you can take away from something like this, but at a very superficial level, let’s just be happy it could happen.
The Minor League Baseball Fight Goes National, All-MLB Voting, Darvish Whiff, and Other Cubs Bullets
The fight to remove up to 42 minor league baseball teams is suddenly going to become an actual campaign issue.
Before the injuries set in, there was a whole lotta hope and a lot to love in the scouting reports.
Big Changes to Local Streaming Coming, Rizzo the Hero, Schwarber the Wrestler, and Other Cubs Bullets
It is looking like teams are going to get to control their own local streaming rights going forward, which is huge.
Another big move in the catching market.
Those crazy rumors about the Astros having buzzers on their bodies to help steal signs? Maybe crazy, but MLB is investigating.
Hey, we thought the Cubs might take a shot at Cotton, and so it is.
Kim is probably not an impact starter, but he would be a nice arm to add to the mix.
The Cubs aren’t giving up, apparently. The fit is as obvious as ever, but my concerns about the price tag linger.
This never happens, and is never successful. But it’s a major fight for the players.
These two guys working together to push players? Can’t you see that actually being a really GOOD thing?
The Cubs weren’t messing around with their overhaul.
… buuuuuut I don’t quite see the fit with the Cubs.
The chances he improves to average are much lower than I thought.
Interesting deals to chat about today.
A very interesting possible pitching target for the Cubs.
Ian Happ surprisingly went down for some development, and hey, he developed. I have thoughts on that, and some relationship to Nico Hoerner.
Commissioner Manfred Offers 4 Reasons for Cutting 40+ MiLB Teams, None of Which Are Wholly Persuasive
There are good reasons to have this conversation, but I’m not at all convinced that chopping teams is the answer.
Yo. That’s a huge contract, and the catching market is MOVING.
Shogo Akiyama looks like a good fit for the Cubs, but how much production can you actually project?
Nothing Doing Last Night, League Won’t Bend on Financial Issues, Plaza, Garcia, and Other Cubs Bullets
There seems to be a lot less flexibility to talk about financial issues than we thought. Also: so the Cubs didn’t make a trade last night.
Two expected, one 50/50, and one pleasant surprise.
If catchers are already going to start signing, then the pressure is going to be on the Cubs to explore the trade market.