The Mets are having trouble attracting candidates. Big surprise. Also: does MLB need a long Red Sox/Astros series to have a successful year?
Iapoce was a development executive for the Cubs a few years ago before the Rangers hired him away.
Could the Cubs look to send Addison Russell to the Padres to take some surplus fringe roster talent off their hands?
Hyde is getting love on the interview circuit.
The stove is bubbling up, with plenty to discuss from the rumor mill.
Davis doesn’t seem bitter about the Cubs’ decision to make a change, which now gets the focus.
Because of his unusual path, I reckon most folks don’t remember that Gonzalez was in the Cubs organization.
The Brewers finally lost, but apparently the Dodgers only got lucky.
Apparently it is still possible.
The Brewers cannot be stopped. This is madness.
The matchup nobody wanted.
Credit, sigh, where credit is due.
October 12 is a very good day in recent Cubs NLDS history.
Crud. That isn’t going to help other potential Machado suitors like the Cubs …
Baez made an absurd turnaround this year against curveballs.
In many ways, Davis did exactly what the Cubs wanted. The results were terrible. So how could they have stayed the course?
Could the Cubs lose another coach?
Cubs Owner Tom Ricketts speaks of a sense of motivation and commitment to getting the Cubs back on top.
This is not altogether a shock.
Wainwright will never leave St. Louis. Also, what if Manny Machado is actually a good defensive shortstop. How does that change your calculous?
It sounds like a great idea in principle, but matching up on the right deal before free agency kicks in is not an easy thing.
The latest from around the league, including potentially serious issues for the Dodgers. Also: curse you, Christian Yelich …
Both reports might actually be in the ballpark of accurate, but it seems pretty clear that Bryant didn’t *recently* reject a big offer.
The Cubs are very high on Nico Hoerner.
Jesse Chavez wasn’t the only older, versatile arm who came to the Cubs and dominated. Jorge De La Rosa did it, too.
Not the kind of trade he was looking to make.
There’s one big downstream implication, too!
Is Ross ready to get back into a full-time, grinding role? If so, will he get a managerial shot, or will he become a coach somewhere?
REPORT: Cubs Offered Kris Bryant Extension “Well North of $200 Million,” But Bryant Declined (UPDATE)
Wow. That’s a really huge offer to turn down, and it says a lot about both sides.