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Outside The Confines: The non-tenders are free!

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Let the madness commence

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I’m as sad as anyone to see the Cubs part way with Kyle Schwarber. Not, perhaps, because of his results last season, but more because of the presence he brought to the team. I won’t dwell on this too long, because it might risk becoming a Cubs-themed post rather than a general MLB post, but darn it all, I’m going to miss the guy, so bear with me for a moment.

There will be other writers here who will write with more eloquence and depth, perhaps, about what Schwarber meant for the team, or give statistical analysis of why it was the right time to part ways with him, but lost in all of that is remembering that this is a person, not just a name on a list, and he’s a person who played a role in one of the greatest moments of any Cubs fans memory.

We’ll miss ya, Schwarbs.

Now that the moody dwelling it done, it’s time to let ourselves get a bit excited about the prospect of things moving forward for the stagnant free agency market (well, once that whole stupid DH rule finally gets figured out.)

In the meantime, can I interest the Cubs front office in a now free agent Eddie Rosario?

Let’s dive into the links.

And tomorrow will be a better day than today, Buster. Make it so.