I have the feeling we're going to be chasing Shark rumors well into 2014.
From Comcast SportsNet
- A "source" is telling David Kaplan that Jeff Samardzija won't pitch again for the Cubs. Make of that what you will.
- Former Cub hurler Mike Harkey will take over pitching coach duties for the Arizona Diamondbacks.
From Cubs Den
- The Cubs seem set on acquiring power pitching by volume, for now. So if you see Theo and Jed at Costco, you'll know what aisle they are heading toward.
- The Toronto Blue Jays have frequently been mentioned as a possible trade partner. Here's a quick look at some possible target prospects.
- Here's a preview of next year's bullpen. Hopefully the results don't at all resemble those from most of last year (particularly early).
- Cub Notes looks at Edward Mujica, Jacoby Ellsbury, Jeff Samardzija, and why it is Starlin Castro and not Javier Baez who may be switching positions.
- Some charitable Cubs' initiatives are making a mark in the community.
- Is the opportunity to buy Cubs' season tickets a mixed blessing?
Today's food for thought
- Here's a map of the mythical lake monsters in the U.S.