So far, they actually are handling it well!
Let’s talk about qualifying offers and the Cubs and Cole Hamels.
Lots to get into this morning, as the Cubs’ managerial search process rolls on.
Every time he takes the mound, it seems like Gerrit Cole increases his price tag. Also, MLB says it didn’t mess with the balls this time.
I suspect it’s because of the Cubs.
That’s extremely surprising, and it’s going to be a big financial blow to the Brewers.
Obsessive Manager Watch: Girardi’s Interview Complete, Ross Goes Today, Why Ross Remains a Top Candidate
Interest in Ross isn’t just because he’s a guy who was enjoyably on the 2016 team. He seemed like a future manager long before that.
Did the League Already Fix the Juiced Ball for the Postseason? More Dodgers Heartache, and Other Cubs Bullets
That’s pretty wild, but why would the league do it secretly (again)?
That’s eight managerial vacancies now.
That was wild, and now the Nationals get the Cardinals.
Shildt was very pumped to win the NLDS, and he dropped a whole lotta words about it.
It’s a start, but even in starting the process, the Braves add to the grossness.
Initial 2020 Cubs Arbitration Projections Are Out: Bryant, Baez, Schwarber, Russell, Contreras, Almora, Ryan
Let’s talk about what’s coming for much of the Cubs’ core, financially speaking.
Speedy center fielder who gets on base and doesn’t strike out? I’m listening.
If the Cubs Don’t Acquire a Starting Pitcher, Should Tyler Chatwood Get a Shot? How About With an Opener?
There’s a lot to like here about Chatwood … potentially.
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That’s going to be a very interesting one.
A couple Fall Stars for the Cubs, and a few elimination games in the playoffs. That’s always fun.
Espada has an array of experience, is highly-regarded, and has tangential connections to the front office.
Game Two of the NLDS against the Giants.
Not that anyone was worried about Maddon landing on his feet.
Yu Darvish Already Back to Work in His “Perfect” Fit – Don’t Expect Him to Seriously Entertain Opting Out
Darvish wants to keep the good stuff rolling.
The city is suing, which could stop the A’s private development plan.
The corner outfielder will play next season at age 28, and plenty of teams will have significant interest.
Please Stop Re-Litigating Certain Old Trades, Scoring Change, Terrible Minor League Pay, and Other Cubs Bullets
Every dang time a former Cubs prospect does something, it’s like some out there forget what came next.
Really hope the Cubs get a chance to talk to Astros bench coach Joe Espada this month.
This is what he does. Sigh.
Not a lot of “tough” decisions, necessarily – just a lot of “yeah, maybe if it’s reasonable” situations.
The interviews are coming around the league. Also, every single LDS could end today.
Ah, ya just hate to see it …
And I’m not gonna have a problem with it if the Cubs do the paying …
Whether Girardi is hoping more for the Mets or the Cubs depends on who you ask. Also, the Cubs have one candidate who already talks the talk.
Braves ‘Chop’ Gets Heat from Cardinals Rookie, Cubs Need More Foreign Substances, and Other Cubs Bullets
Good on Ryan Helsley for speaking out about the ‘Tomahawk Chop.’ Also: MLB doesn’t care about sticky substances, so get on it, Cubs.
Cubs Owner and Chairman Tom Ricketts Writes to Fans on Disappointment, Accountability, and Improvement
The messaging from the organization is becoming very clear, and I mostly agree with it.
The first three were already locks, but hello there, Joe Girardi.
The latest from a tour around MLB’s rumor mill.
It’s unlikely that Strop will find a robust market for his services after the 2019 season, but that doesn’t mean the Cubs shouldn’t be interested.