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Not much on today’s plate, I’m afraid. Holiday, y’know. Most of the media has taken the weekend off, if they can afford it, or depending on their contract language, I suppose. Not that’s there’s anything to report...and this season is even slower, so far, than the last, and that slower than the previous, and so on...

But I promise that I will be here converting the smallest of suppositions into a full-fledged article, as will the others. For you, dear reader, always for you.

How about them Bears? Here’s today’s Cubs News and Notes. As always * means autoplay on, or annoying ads, or both (directions to remove for Firefox and Chrome).

  • Sahadev Sharma (The Athletic {$}): Tommy Hottovy is ‘a favorite’ for the open Cubs pitching coach job. “...if they tab Hottovy as their next pitching coach, they can come as closer to continuity than with almost any other candidate.”
  • Tony Andracki (NBC Sports Chicago*): Cubs understand there is no ‘silver bullet’ to fix offense for 2019. “...but there are certainly areas that could make a huge difference instantly.”
  • Chris Kamka (NBC Sports Chicago*): One thing the Cubs DID improve on in 2018. “They were at their best in home day games in 2018.”
  • Jeff Burdick (Cubs Insider): Will Theo Epstein go bold this winter or save big trades for the deadline? “...in his seven years heading the Cubs, Epstein has mostly preferred to value-hunt in winter and save his best trade chips for the mid-year deadline season.”
  • Joe Trezza (MLB.com*): The ten biggest trades in Cubs history. “...there might be no place richer with examples of deals gone good and bad...”
  • Jordan Bastian (Major League Bastian): Covering the Bases: What to expect. “That is where I can dive a little deeper into singular plays from a game or breakdown trends, or highlight something else that might otherwise find itself on the cutting-room floor.”
  • WGN Radio: Herb Gould shares his incredible book on the 1908 Chicago Cubs [AUDIO]. “The Run Don’t Count: The Life and Times of Frank Chance and His 1908 Chicago Cubs.”

Food for thought:

Thanks for reading.