There is a whole lot to get into here, all of it good early news.
Interesting report from a Houston source.
Great contact skills are a benefit when deployed properly. But when experienced pitchers use it against you? Time to adjust.
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.
Something has to change on this before next season, and that something is a whole lot of clarity.
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.
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.
Bananas and fungus can teach you a lot about lineup construction, apparently.
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.
Lots to get into today – there are no days off in the offseason!
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.
So far, they actually are handling it well!
Let’s talk about qualifying offers and the Cubs and Cole Hamels.
The Cubs have a lot of options for trading on the big league roster, especially if they pair it with a corresponding signing. But one spot seems off-limits.
Lots to get into this morning, as the Cubs’ managerial search process rolls on.