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A study in Cubbie Blue.

Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

Are you old school or new school? "Me, I'm elementary," said Holmes, tamping his pipe.

From Comcast Sportsnet Chicago:

  • Tony Andracki: Cubs dish out 60 playoff shares from a record-high MLB pool. The holiday season isn't over for the Cubs. They are also handing out 8.25 partial shares and 13 cash awards.

From CBS Chicago:

  • Bruce Levine: Cubs still in hot pursuit of pitching. Yes. And so are the other 29 teams. Jed Hoyer says the team isn't close to anything right now, but anticipates the Cubs will be in the next two weeks. The source is said to be a local radio show. It might be a red herring.

From ESPN Chicago:

From Cubs.com:

From the Chicago Tribune:

From the Chicago Sun-Times:

From Cubs Den:

  • John Arguello: Cubs have about 20 million they can add to payroll. Articles from Ken Rosenthal and MLB Trade Rumors are cited to bolster the case. Speculation ensues. Greinke, Price, Johnny Cueto seen as overspends.
  • John Arguello: Cubs pass on Zimmermann...Cubs looking for better, not necessarily bigger, prizes in free agency. What would be the cost in terms of prospects or current personnel if trades were made for a younger, cost-controlled player?

From Bleacher Nation:

From Cubs Insider:

  • Todd Johnson: Fast-tracked prospects -  Here are six who could move quickly in 2016. Ryan Williams, Dave Berg, David Garner, Brad Markey, Oscar De La Cruz, Preston Morrison, Eddy Julio Martinez, and Ian Happ are discussed. Wait, that's eight. Unravel the mystery.

Miscellaneous:

Food for thought: