The Jeff Samardzija trade talks remained quite Monday after news surfaced on Sunday that the Toronto Blue Jays were piecing together a group of young players for the Cubs starter. The USA Today Sports Weekly ranked Major League Baseball ballparks and named Wrigley Field No. 1.
Free-agency stayed quite after a busy Sunday while notable coaching staff and front office moves occurred. Seattle Mariners team president Chuck Armstrong stepped down after 28 years and the Atlanta Braves hired ex-Philadelphia Phillies pitching coach Rich Dubee. Around the National League Central, the St. Louis Cardinals General Manager John Mozeliak held a press conference about the Jhonny Peralta signing and the Pittsburgh Pirates designated Garrett Jones for assignment.
CSN Chicago: With power in short supply, Cubs searching for competitive advantage
Chicago Tribune: Cardinals’ infield shuffle: Freese out, Peralta in
Cubs.com: USA Today Sports Weekly names Wrigley Field No. 1 MLB ballpark
The Seattle Times: Chuck Armstrong retires as Mariners team president
FOX Sports: A’s, Raiders reach new lease agreements at shared stadiums
CBS Sports: Pirates designate Garrett Jones for assignment
NBC Sports: Braves hire ex-Phillies pitching coach Rich Dubee