Happy for Dusty? Mad at the Astros? Ambivalent? Anyway, more to get into this morning.
McLeod came over with Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer when the first rebuild began a decade ago.
It’s win or go home for the Red Sox tonight as the ALCS returns to Houston.
Game 6 of the 2016 NLCS was five years ago tonight, and it was one of the best sporting nights of my life.
Lukewarm Stove: Cubs, Yankees, and Mets Connected to Báez, Stroman’s Asking Price, Going After Robles, More
Cubs are still being connected to Javy Báez, so don’t sleep on it. That, and more from the rumor mill.
Tons to get into on the Cubs prospecting side, including a Cubs-heavy AFL game, 40-man roster decisions, and more.
Prior to the Astros, Bokhari came up through the Dodgers front office. So, yeah, he’s worked in some successful places.
Cubs GM Carter Hawkins Speaks: Targeting Skills in the Draft, Urgency This Offseason, CBA, Spending, More
The Cubs’ GM got into more of the most pressing topics in the Cubs’ world right now, and hints more at scouting and player development.
At a superficial level, the Cubs seem to make a ton of sense for a Suzuki pursuit in free agency.
And Wisdom WAS an outstanding rookie this year! Whether he can be as outstanding next year without significant adjustments, well, that’s a question.
What’s with all the LCS blowouts lately? Chris Taylor was the big bat last night and he’ll do well in free agency. That, and more.
MLBits: Brewers Ditch Hitting Coach, What Happens to Minor Leagues in a Lockout? Mets Search Continues, More
The Cubs aren’t the only team making hitting coach changes. The Brewers are letting both their hitting coaches go. That, and more around the league.
The question ahead is how well that season ticket holder base holds up.
Might as well take a shot on a guy who’s hit wherever he’s had a chance to play.
Could the Chicago Cubs make sense for free agent Trevor Story on, say, a short-term, bounce-back deal?
ALCS Goes Sideways, NLCS Nearing Close, Ump Absurdity, Pitching Prospects, Game Time, and Other Cubs Bullets
Lots to get into this morning from the LCS, the umpiring, the length of games, and much more.
LCS Pre-Gamin’: Astros at Red Sox (4:08 CT), Braves at Dodgers (7:08 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, Game Thread
More postseason baseball tonight as the Red Sox and Astros look for an edge while the Dodgers try to even up their series with the Braves.
The Cubs are described as a “wild card” among the teams in on top shortstop free agents.
Bush was looking to step back from the full-time responsibilities.
Both the Braves and Red Sox blew it in the 8th inning in what could’ve been games to put their series on ice. Also: Joc talk.
The Cubs president offers a little more insight on the hiring of the new Cubs General Manager.
So much for a true Javy Báez free agency?
Got a contract on the books that looks ugly for the next year or two? Come talk to the Cubs! And bring your farm system …
Lukewarm Stove: Maybe the Giants Won’t Re-Sign Bryant? The Market for Semien and Correa, NYY Want Shortstop and Catcher, More
Before today, I would’ve called the Giants the OBVIOUS favorites to sign Kris Bryant this winter. But now? I’m not so sure.
The Cubs’ 40-man roster is now back under 40 for the first time in almost a month.
Schwarber Leads the Way, Astros Tipping Pitches(?), Zach Davies the Walk King, and Other Cubs Bullets
Kyle Schwarber is getting all kinds of love right now. Also, did you really have Zach Davies as the walking-est starter in baseball on your bingo card?
Happy to see the success continue for Schwarber.
The ALCS shifts to Fenway Park with the Red Sox looking to build on the momentum gained in their Game 2 win on Saturday.
MLBits: Shildt Fired for Being Too Old-School? Wainwright Lucky or Good? New Baseball Rules Flop? More
A Cardinals manager bounced because he was too old school? Maybe so!
The Chicago Cubs have a new GM, and he’s meeting with the media.
Shouldn’t those savings carry forward into future baseball operations budgets?
The Instructional League is over in Arizona, and there’s a lotta Cubs prospect goodness to get into.
It’s the necessary dream for MLB and its fans: an easy way to get any game, any way, in any location. This is the start.
Braves Walk It Off Again in the NLCS, Optionable Depth, Housing for “Certain” Minor League Players, and Other Cubs Bullets
Braves hand it to the Dodgers late once again. Nice to have lots and lots of quality depth, eh? That, and much more to get into.
A very necessary step.