The biggest talker, Tony Campana, has been bounced. Dale Sveum likes Blake Parker, Ian Stewart likes Rudy Jaramillo, and Rudy Jaramillo likes Vernon Wells.
Archive for February, 2012
Dale Sveum may have hinted at a handful of pitching roles. Cubs players react to the Ryan Braun news, and Alfonso Soriano says the Cubs “won’t miss” Carlos Zambrano.
The Cubs’ shortstop has arrived at Spring Training, and he just addressed the offseason sexual assault allegations for the first time.
The Cubs’ manager has heard the fans’ calls, and is aware of Soriano’s propensity to stare his ball down. But is it really that big of a deal?
The Cubs’ pitching coach is already a fan of one of the team’s new, young pitchers.
No huge surprise there. Dale Sveum and the management team address the full squad today, an international draft is “inevitable,” and the two more Wild Cards will probably be in place this year.
The decision might not clear his name, but Braun will now be available to start the season.
The infielder wasn’t contacted directly by the Cubs when he was DFA’d, and wasn’t sure what was going to happen. He arrived today at Spring Training as a non-roster invitee.
The tournament is going on right now. Follow updates here and discuss here, if you like. It’s kind of absurd, but also kind of captivating.
Ian Stewart, David DeJesus and Bryan LaHair may get regular time against lefties, with Jeff Baker filling in occasionally.
Wood’s knee feels good, and the veteran righty is ready to head to back to set-up duties.
Actually, almost all of them are already in Mesa, getting ready for today’s big bunt tournament. Bryan LaHair and Anthony Rizzo are both eager to work hard, and Brett Jackson might have Jeremy Lin’s autograph.
Jed Hoyer on Clubhouse Confidential: Free Agents, Front Office Input on Game Management, In-Season Trades
The Chicago Cubs’ General Manager was on MLBN this evening talking about a range of subjects.
Who’s happy, who’s not, and what do all the men involved think about the conclusion of the long, long Theo Epstein compensation drama.
First? Second? Third? Fourth? Fifth? I could probably keep going. The Cubs’ batting order is going to be fertile ground for discussion this Spring, and beyond.