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Running Down the Cubs' Nine Free Agent Decisions – Who Stays? Who Goes?

The day after the World Series ends, players eligible for free agency automatically become free agents. That means, as soon as six days from now, the Cubs could have as many as nine outgoing free agents.

BLEACHERNATION.COM - 2018-10-22 18:00:38

Looking at the future of Chicago Cubs baseball

As October inched closer again this year, Cubs fans around the globe prepared themselves for what was likely to be another encouraging playoff run. In late September, the Cubs had a sizeable lead on the Milwaukee Brewers for the division lead, and looked to get their roster to full health before wha

WESTERN COURIER - 2018-10-22 19:45:04

An Addison Russell Trade Proposal that Makes Sense for Both Teams - Cubs Insider

Given all that surrounds him, Addison Russell may have played his last game as a Cub. First and foremost are thecredible accusations of spousal abuselaid out by his ex-wife, Melisa Reidy, which led to a 40-game suspension (29 games of which still remain). Then there’s Russell’s offensive stagnation

CUBSINSIDER.COM - 2018-10-21 15:33:32

The Cubs were one 2014 loss to the Red Sox from drafting Andrew Benintendi in 2015

Tracking theMLB draftis a mindset. It’s a draft that few bother with. After all, it’s fraught with guessing wrong, and having to wait. The catcher (Steve Chilcott) drafted before Reggie Jackson in 1966 was a perfectly valid and accepted alternate. Chilcott could have been a very good player in his o

BLEED CUBBIE BLUE - 2018-10-22 16:00:02

Maybe the early exit was just what the Cubs needed

Of course, that trio of Cubs figures would gladly trade in these extra few weeks of time off for another shot at the NL pennant, even if they fell short in the NLCS again.

YAHOO SPORTS - 2018-10-22 00:00:00

Joe Girardi is Making a Mistake Holding Out for Cubs Manager Job

MLB teams with managerial vacancies are quickly filling those jobs, and the top name on the list from the very beginning was former New York Yankees skipperJoe Girardi. Well, it looks like Girardi isn't going to get hired this offseason, and the reason might be because he'swaiting for the Chicago Cu

12UP.COM - 2018-10-22 17:26:26

Should the Cubs bring Daniel Murphy back in 2019?

Daniel Murphy in Chicago and if so, what that future might entail. " class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)--sm Mt(0.8em)--sm">The first step in that will be determining if there is a future withDaniel Murphyin Chicago and if so, what that future might entail.

YAHOO SPORTS - 2018-10-22 00:00:00

Chicago Cubs: The J.D. Martinez effect in the 2019 offseason

The Boston Red Sox won 93 games in 2017, but meekly bowed out to the Houston Astros in four games in the ALDS, scoring barely over four runs on average for the series.


The Brewers will be back

TheMilwaukee Brewerswere eliminated on Saturday in painful fashion. After valiantly winning home field advantage through the NL playoffs, they fell to theDodgersin a decisive Game 7 at home. The NL’s best position player,Christian Yelich, hit a solo shot in the bottom of the first inning off ofWalke

BEYONDTHEBOXSCORE.COM - 2018-10-22 16:00:02

The Rundown: Machado's Reputation Grows, MLB Spygate Controversy, Javy Baez Named Sporting News All-Star - Cubs Insider

Woah, sorry so late. I had to take a major test today so I stayed up late last night studying, accompanied by what seemed like the longest game ever, and woke up late, just like the dream I suppose each of us has had at one time or another.There’s really just one thing about last night’s game that I


Local View: Save baseball -- speed up the game!

The end-of-the-regular-season tiebreaker baseball game between the Chicago Cubs and Colorado Rockies was painful enough for fans of the Cubs, who lost. Worse for all fans though, was that the game took so long. The 13-inning, four-hours-and-55-minutes contest was the slowest kind of postseason death

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE - 2018-10-22 21:32:01

If the Cubs Had to Have an Early Postseason Exit, This Was Probably the Year to Do It

Last night, the Boston Bed Sox advanced to the World Series with a win over the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park, and, you know what, that’s exactly what I was rooting for.I’ve had just about enough of the Astros lately,and that’s before a friend of mine pointed out how much better both of these A


Do the Cubs still have the foundation to support another...

If that sounds overdramatic, well, remember how team president Theo Epstein vented during his end-of-season press conference in early October, saying “our offense broke somewhere along the lines” and admitting “it’s probably time to stop evaluating this in terms of talent, and start evaluating it in

THEATHLETIC.COM - 2018-10-22 00:00:00

The Rundown: Brewers Force Game 7, Former Cubs Surgeon Passes Away, Lots of Cubs and Baseball Rumors - Cubs Insider

Unless you’re a Brewers fan, Game 6 of the NLCS was kind of a letdown, though I’m sure no fan of baseball is upset about the consequences. After five games of tight, hold-your-breath baseball, last night’s tilt between the Dodgers and the Brewerswas never really in doubt after Milwaukee jumped to a


Cubs Can't Afford Not to Pursue Bryce Harper or Manny Machado - Cubs Insider

When weighing free agent acquisitions, it is important to consider not only how good a given player is, but how much better he would be than the player he is displacing. Signing an All-Star does not necessarily improve your team if he merely replaces someone of comparable talent and production.

T.CO - 2018-10-22 16:08:44

Yankees and Giants Should Go All-In on Madison Bumgarner Blockbuster Trade

Dilip Vishwanat/Getty ImagesTheNew York Yankeesare an ace away from full-blown title contention. TheSan Francisco Giantsneed to launch a rebuild, and they employMadison Bumgarner, one of the most decorated aces in postseason history.Round peg, meet round hole.The Yankees claimed theAmerican League's

BLEACHER REPORT - 2018-10-22 11:00:02

This Day In Dodgers History: Kiké Hernandez Hits 3 Home Runs To Eliminate Cubs In NLCS - DodgerBlue.com

Jim Young-USA TODAY SportsOn Oct. 19, 2017, Kiké Hernandez had the game of his life for the Los Angeles Dodgers against the Chicago Cubs in Game 5 of the National League Championship Series to help them advance to their first World Series in 29 years.DRESS LIKE THE PLAYERS IN OUR EXCLUSIVE ‘WORLD SE


Lukewarm Stove: Japanese Ace Could Be Coming, Eovaldi's Contract, Brewers and Cardinals Plans, More

There’s still a whole lot of baseball ahead of us, but there are just two teams still standing, which means the offseason is getting excitingly close.And given that the Cubs are obviously going to sign Bryce Harper on Day 1 of the 2018-2019 offseason, that means that Harper is getting excitingly clo

BLEACHERNATION.COM - 2018-10-22 19:39:34

Manny Machado Lustily Booed in Milwaukee … Kinda Makes Me Want Him More for the Cubs

Machado has clearly emerged as the “villain” of the postseason, and it’s probably a persona that will carry on into the future. In a hey-this-is-all-just-entertainment-anyway kind of way, it makes me want the Cubs to sign Machado all the more. Don’t get me wrong: I was not a fan what he did to Aguil


6 Not-So-Obvious Relievers in Cubs System to Watch Next Year - Cubs Insider

Over the past couple of weeks, we have looked at some under-the-radarhittersandstarting pitchersto watch for next year. Today, relievers get top billing.

CUBSINSIDER.COM - 2018-10-21 12:30:58