The baseball ops department is much bigger now than it was last year. Jed Hoyer speaks on all manner of things, including Spring records, Jeff Samardzija, and Bryan LaHair.
Archive for March, 2012
As firmly as he possibly can, Jed Hoyer wants to disabuse folks of the notion that the Cubs have a deal in place with the Cuban prospect.
Taking a look at one of the Cubs’ deeper talent pools, and noting a handful of the kids you’ll want to keep an eye on in 2012.
Ricketts notes that the Chicago Cubs’ stadium situation is unlike any other in baseball, and appears to be drumming up support for a renewed public funding effort.
It’s still a problem, apparently. The Cubs might make Randy Wells available, Carlos Marmol is OK (health-wise), and Cubs players aren’t ranking well.
That’d be one loss and one tie for the day.
Spring games 20 and 21 have the Cubs taking on the A’s and Rangers today.
An early look at some of the Cubs’ corner outfield prospects you’ll want to watch this year and beyond.
Dale Sveum says Joe Mather pretty much has a job on the Cubs’ bench, which rounds out the five-spot crew.
He could still become a net positive at second base. Randy Wells was so-so yesterday, the back-up catcher battle is murky, and the 2012 Houston Astros will probably suck.
The Cubs scored early and late, and took down the Mariners handily.
It’s game 19 on the Spring for the Chicago Cubs, who face the Mariners in Peoria. Travis Wood gets the start.
Dale Sveum continues to talk up Samardzija, and it has become very difficult to see him not making the rotation at this point.
The All-Star second baseman could be out for a while, and the Phillies might be scrambling for a fill-in.