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.
Archive for February, 2012
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.
A Cubs fan has pulled a fast one on the Boston Red Sox, which is swell. Dale Sveum wants two lefties, the Cubs still want Jorge Soler, and Paul Maholm wants more oxygen.
Brett Jackson, Anthony Rizzo, and Javier Baez unsurprisingly feature, but so does Matt Szczur.
The teams will swap PTBNLs at some point, but the ordeal is mostly over.
The big righty was a great reliever last year, but he wants to be a great starter this year.
Dale Sveum sounds like a Bryan LaHair fan, Ryan Dempster sounds ready to go, Yadier Molina sounds ready to leave the Cardinals, and Homer at the Bat.
Some comments today from the Cubs’ top pitching prospect could be cause for a tiny bit of alarm.
A fitter Marmol, with better mechanics and a refined repertoire, could return to form in 2012. That would be swell.
Garza was the star attraction this weekend in Mesa, and he was asked to speak on an impressively wide range of topics.
That gives them the 8th highest pool with which to work.