This is a rushed edition, but it's enough to keep you busy on a Sunday.
From Comcast SportsNet
- Kyle Hendricks is showing why he belongs.
- The team is in no hurry to promote Javier Baez.
- Felix Doubront is happy to be a Cub, but insists he never told the Red Sox to trade him.
- VIDEO: Kinda fun. Northwestern University's football and basketball coaches, Pat Fitzgerald and Chris Collins, respectively, are predicting a Cubs-White Sox World Series. It's part of a new series by the school called "Coaches in Cars," where the two coaches drive around Chicago talking about what a great sports town they are a part of.
- The Cubs made a rare two big leaguers for one prospect deal when they sent James Russell and Emilio Bonifacio to the Braves. So what are the Cubs getting in Victor Caratini?
- The deadline-day madness that involved trades of aces Jon Lester and David Price goes to show that the Cubs jumped the market by jumping Shark to the Athletics.
From Cubs Den
- John Arguello says opportunity is knocking for the Cubs this offseason. And it's "acquire big-time pitching" on the other side of the door.
- Some post trade deadline thoughts.
- Felix Doubront is eager for a fresh start.
- Rick Renteria says Javy Baez is still developing in Triple-A.
- Phil Rogers says the Cubs are targeting young arms for 2016.
- Could a (finally) healthy Jorge Soler make a run up to the big leagues?
- Paul Sullivan (I know) says Cub fans can dream of a "Big Three" rotation.
- Recently promoted Chris Valaika is singing the praises of Javier Baez.
- Justin Ruggiano models after Derek Jeter when it comes to leaving baseball at the ballpark.
- Paul Sullivan has a nice story about how James Russell made sure to say goodbye to a long-time fan and season-ticket holder on Thursday.
From the Chicago Sun-Times
- James Russell is controlling the only thing he can: himself.
- Gordo wrote that the Cubs seem in no big hurry to promote Javier Baez. Perhaps this article was sparked by this one he wrote one day earlier, speculating that Baez would be promoted.
From the Daily Herald
- James Russell is leaving Chicago with warm memories.
- John Baker is enjoying his space in Cubs' history.
Today's food for thought