Rumors are swirling that the Chicago Cubs have decided on their Spring Training future, and the future is Florida.

The Cubs likely will leave Mesa, Az. for Naples, Fla., for spring training barring the state of AZ coming up with unforseen money. Bob Nightengale.

You may recall that several months ago, folks were suggesting that the Ricketts family had decided on Naples, but were merely delaying the announcement. The reason for the decision, naturally, is money.

But publicly, the Cubs remain steadfast in their denials that a decision has been made or is even imminent. Responding to a report that they would announce a decision tomorrow (Friday), the Cubs simply said that a date had not been set, and the decision will come by the end of January.

  • doc_blume

    I think we should take what Nightengale’s tweet with a grain of salt…

    He’s a nation reporter that probably misinterpreted something he heard. If the cubs were leaning toward Naples, one of the local reporters or Carrie Muskat would have said something.

    Nightengale hasn’t given the source of this information…so…blah.

    • Ace

      The way he stated it could also mean nothing – I mean, which of us couldn’t speculate that Mesa has to come up with cash? We already know that.