Cubbies Crib: Morning Marquee 11/01


The Chicago Cubs now have four free agents: pitchers Scott Baker, Matt Guerrier and Kevin Gregg, and catcher Dioner Navarro. The Cubs have exclusive negotiating rights with the four until Monday, when Major League Baseball’s free agency open market begins. Theo Epstein, Cubs president of baseball operations, now turns his focus to interviewing Boston Red Sox bench coach Torey Lovullo. Epstein will likely wait until Monday, after the championship parade, to reach out to Lovullo for an interview.

Chicago Tribune: World Series brings fulfillment for ex-Cubs, White Sox

CSN Chicago: What will it be like when the Cubs finally win a World Series?

Chicago Sun-Times: Red Sox’ Lovullo is up next in Cubs’ interview lineup

Daily Herald: Epstein’s plate loaded with plenty of issues

Cubs Den: Cubs Notes: Epstein say to expect minimal use of free agency; Cards interested in Castro? Scouting report/video of Kris Bryant Cubs expect to make minimal use of free agency

FOX Sports: Nationals hire Matt Williams as manager

HardballTalk: Braves pitching coach Roger McDowell could leave to join the Phillies

Sports on Earth: Top five bargain free agent pitchers

Boston Globe: Scenes from a World Series celebration

Yahoo! Sports: Cardinals fall two wins short, but are buoyed by a promising future

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