Chicago Cubs News: Giving thanks for family, friends and Cubs baseball

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Happy Thanksgiving to everyone! Cubbies Crib and it’s staff hope that you will enjoy today with family and friends. But just in case you can’t get enough, here is some Chicago Cubs news you might have missed from yesterday.

The Chicago Cubs will have four players on this year’s Hall of Fame ballot. They’ll be three newcomers in Carlos Zambrano, Kerry Wood and Jamie Moyer. And the one holdover from previous years, Sammy Sosa. While each did their part while with the Cubs, our Adam McGinnis doesn’t feel that any of them have earned their way into the Hall of Fame.

The fallout from the Atlanta Braves infraction will have a huge impact not only on the Braves, but the rest of the league moving forward. Especially with Shohei Otani coming to the major leagues. With a lifetime ban of their former GM, and the loss of 12 prospects, teams need to understand that no funny business will be allowed in signing Otani.

The Cubs have been rumored to possibly shop one of their young position players for pitching. One of the possibilities is Ian Happ, who raised his value as much as anyone last year. So for the sake of nothing happening on the Hot Stove, we delve into where Happ could end up, as well as what we could get in return.

Once again, we want to wish all of our readers a Happy Thanksgiving! We know that today is often reserved for food, family and football. But we figure that true Cubs’ fans can always find a little bit of time for their team, no matter the season.

These and other stories you might have missed:

‘Four Cubs on HoF ballot, none deserve induction’ – Cubbies Crib

‘Fallout from Braves infractions looms large’ – Cubbies Crib

‘Breaking down potential Happ trade destinations’ – Cubbies Crib

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‘Who me? Your teams next closer will be a surprise’ – ESPN

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