Major trades in Spring Training are rare, but this offseason has been unusual.
Archive for February, 2014
Villanueva, in particular, gets serious praise. He may be the top defensive third baseman in the minors.
Right now, the Cubs just slide into the bottom third, below the median MLB level of about $100 million.
Don’t jack the catcher unless you have to, and don’t block the plate without the ball. That’s the gist.
The worst transactions of the offseason? Many were the ones for which Cubs fans were pining.
It sounds like he’s at least getting a little work out there now.
Might they sit out until June? Might the system change soon? How would the Cubs’ plans be impacted?
The Blue Jays didn’t spend much this offseason … think Boras approves?
That’s your meta piece of the Bullets. The Cubs stuff includes more good Olt news and a Lake foul ball accident.
I’m not sure Gardner would have been a likely Cubs target anyway.
Fellow hard-throwing righty Armando Rivero getting some love, too. Olt still seeing well, Arrieta coming along.
Arrieta didn’t make it off of a mound this week, Schierholtz sent him, McDonald throws.
Nelson Cruz gets a little deal from the Orioles. Also many Cubs outfield bits.