Al Yellon is a native Chicagoan who has been following Chicago sports since the 1960's. That means he's seen a lot of losing -- but finally enjoyed the ultimate triumph, the Cubs World Series title in 2016. He left Chicago to go east for college at Colgate University, then returned and worked for 29 years as a television director for Chicago TV stations before joining SB Nation full time as a senior editor.
It was a quiet trade year, largely because of the labor dispute.
There are a number of reasons for the Cubs to look at this lefthander.
One VERY important deal was made in this calendar year.