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Wade Retires, Nico Does Good, Cubs Lose a Scout, and Other Cubs Bullets

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Even after the last few years, I’m still thankful for Cubs-related stuff. It brings communities together (like ours, which I love way more often than not), it is an excuse to have stupid fun with low stakes, and the highs are still really high. I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving with friends and family, and I am thankful you’re here.

Oh, and I’m also thankful for Michael, Luis, Bryan, Eli, Mario, and Patrick for making what we do here possible. You guys rock. Sorry the Bears play today, Lu, and that it’s probably for the best if they lose to the terrible Lions … and sorry about Justin Fields’ ribs … and sorry they are a dang circus

Gonna be a quick-hitter set of Bullets today because I have some stuffing with which to go stuff myself.

•   All the best to Wade Davis in retirement. This was one of the best, most stressful games I’ve ever watched:

•   That postseason run in 2017 – including that NLDS clincher over the Nationals – was just about the end of the line for Davis. He signed a huge deal thereafter with the Rockies, and although he was decent the first year, he was never able to produce again at the level he was with the Royals and then the Cubs.

•   Nico Hoerner and the Cubs doing some good:

•   Aren’t the Cubs supposed to be poaching from the Dodgers, not the other way around:

•   Russell Dorsey on the Cubs’ offseason:

•   Former Brewers hitting coach (and former Cubs assistant hitting coach before that) Andy Haines is staying in the NL Central:

•   The Pirates also have a deal in place to bring back first baseman Yoshi Tsutsugo for $4 million.

•   Black Friday has started early at Amazon, and it’s just a ridiculous volume of stuff on sale. It’s gonna take me a minute to sort through the deals. Go take a look and start sorting. #ad

•   Solve sign stealing using technology developed by magicians:

•   You’ve probably heard about this tech before – the catcher wears a wristband with buttons that correspond to pitches and locations, and it sends a signal to a receiver in the pitcher’s cap that tells him what the pitch is.

•   Happy Thanksgiving:



Author: Brett Taylor

Brett Taylor is the Editor and Lead Cubs Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation and @Brett_A_Taylor.