Thanksgiving week is usually a slower week in terms of action across Major League Baseball as teams such as the Chicago Cubs prepare for the weekend. Since this is the first “regular” season that Major League Baseball has experienced in at least three years, it will be interesting to see the pace at which the transactions occur. We’ve only had one major signing so far, and that was the free agent deal that starting pitcher Tyler Anderson signed with the Los Angeles Angels last week. Major League Baseball Winter Meetings are two weeks from now, and this generally serves as a true springboard for Major League Baseball activity.
Major League Baseball’s winter meetings generally allow at least one or two deals to happen. There is no doubt that the Chicago Cubs should be active in this off-season trade market. Yesterday, we looked at four business ideas for the Cubs in their efforts to land a top-ranking starting pitcher this offseason.
The ideas don’t have to stop there and that’s where you come in. Yes you. Here at the Cubbies Crib, we want you to put on your general manager hat and send your Cubbs trade shows this season. Reply to the tweet below or in the comments section of this article and we’ll feature your idea in a story later this week as we sift through ideas and give our score.
The market for freestyle quarterback Cody Bellinger is developing rapidly. On Monday’s edition of The Baseball Insiders podcast, FanSided’s Robert Murray listed the Cubs along with the Toronto Blue Jays and San Francisco Giants as three teams featured in pursuit of Bellinger this season.
Regarding the Cubs’ interest in Bellinger, it should be noted that the team’s new hitting coach was with the Los Angeles Dodgers organization from 2017-2020.
The 2023 Major League Baseball Hall of Fame ballot was revealed Monday, and there are some Cubs calls, with current first base coach Mike Napoli and former pitcher John Lackey among the nominees.
Freeback quarterback Aaron Judge is enjoying the process as he was seen arriving in San Francisco Monday night ahead of a scheduled meeting with the San Francisco Giants on Tuesday.