Please, no more Edwin. Enough.
From Comcast SportsNet
- The Cubs say struggling is exactly what Javier Baez needs. We sure better hope so.
- Former Cub Darwin Barney isn't counting down the days of his Dodgers' tenure. There's an interview with Darwin. Around the 2:30 mark, he takes a little snip at Gordo.
- Kris Bryant says Manny Ramirez is a really hard worker.
- But Bryant's trip to Wrigley Field was a little bittersweet.
- The team thinks a year has made quite a difference for Kyle Hendricks.
- Last week, Joakim Noah "threw" out a first pitch for the White Sox. His attempt at Wrigley went a little better.
- Could Friday have been Edwin Jackson's last call at Wrigley?
- The team thinks Jorge Soler's game is built to last.
From Cubs Den
- Continuity and improved receiving skills might make Welington Castillo a keeper.
- Kyle Hendricks has defied traditional scouting. A scouting 'trick' we can learn from Hendricks is to watch the hitters when you evaluate a pitcher.
- Kris Bryant is racking up awards, including the Prospect Pipelines' Player of the Year.
- Anthony Rizzo became the youngest player to win the Branch Rickey Award. Congrats, Rizz.
- Richard Justice tabs the Cubs as one of five teams with reasons for optimism heading into next year. Best line: "Welcome to the way shrewd teams do business."
- Darwin Barney is relishing his chance with a winner.
- Time is flying, but confidence is building for Kyle Hendricks and the Cubs.
- It's a game of wait and see for Kris Bryant.
- But it will be worth the wait.
- Friday was a day of firsts for Rafael Lopez.
- Edwin Jackson's fate may have been sealed even before Friday's meltdown.
- VIDEO: Logan Watkins talks about his errors on Thursday.
- Kris Bryant wants to force the Cubs hand. But let's not gloss over the bigger issue, here. What's with that hair?
- VIDEO: Theo Epstein talked about the minor league affiliate changes.
From the Chicago Sun-Times
- The Cubs are hoping to avoid watching the celebrations by their foes.
- Jake Arrieta has the luxury of weighing his options when it comes to a possible long-term contract. For the record, Jake will enter his first year of arbitration this offseason.
From the Daily Herald
- Bruce Miles says there are no bad guys in the split between the Cubs and Kane County.
- Jorge Soler continues to impress.
- This is a long article in the Sunday New York Times Magazine. The focus is on the Ricketts family, their ownership tenure, and tension with the rooftop owners.
- Fangraphs looks at building Jake Arrieta.
Today's food for thought
- This link has art made from microscopic parts.