Cubbies Crib: Morning Marquee 11/22


Thursday, November 21, 2013 was a sad day for Major League Baseball as the Executive Director of the MLB Player’s Association Michael Weiner after his fifteen-month battle with brain cancer. Weiner held this position during the steroid era and worked to make the game clean once again.

Chicago Cubs prospects Jae-Hoon Ha (OF) and Marcus Hatley (RHP) may be subjected to being picked up by another team due to the Rule 5 Draft. Alex Rodriguez had another hearing in New York City and stormed out due to MLB Commissioner Bud Selig’s refusal to testify. Weiner, head of players union, dies at 51

FOX Sports: Rosenthal: Weiner was remarkably courageous, remarkably kind

ESPN MLB: Michael Weiner: Voice of reason

ESPN New York: A-Rod leaves grievance hearing

Baseball America: Rule 5 Preview: Cubs’ Marcus Hatley, Yankees’ Danny Burawa Among Names To Watch

ESPN Chicago: The case against the Cubs signing Jacoby Ellsbury

Chicago Sun-Times: Konerko should get last raps with White Sox

Peter Gammons Daily: Rangers, Tigers deal; the result of a perfect storm

Dallas Morning News: Source: David Murphy leaves Texas Rangers for Cleveland Indians

NBC Sports: Royals sign Jason Vargas to four-year, $32 million contract

ESPN MLB: Giants should give Arroyo three years

SI Wire: Report: Angels, Cardinals have discussed trade for third baseman David Freese

Milwaukee Journal-Sentential: Doug Melvin: ‘Absolutely nothing’ to Ryan Braun trade rumors

CSN Bay Area: Tim Hudson: ‘It felt right’ to choose Giants over A’s

For more Chicago Cubs conversation and updates follow us on Twitter @CubbiesCrib and Like our Facebook page at Cubbies Crib.