Forget lineup protection. Having quality vets serves another purpose for the young hitters in the lineup.
Month: February 2014
The 23-year-old righty has electric stuff and is finally healthy. So, should he break camp with the big club?
Arrieta’s issue might not be serious, and he’s currently throwing pain-free.
The Cubs kept some powder dry this year, and that money could roll over into the future. Epstein still feels good, though.
Starlin Castro is the Cubs’ shortstop. Say it again if you need to.
Jose Veras is the closer, Justin Grimm is a reliever, and Arodys Vizcaino is throwing.
It tentatively doesn’t sound too serious, and the hopes for Arrieta remain high.
It’s just an option, but it looks bad for a sport awash in revenue.
It comes with incentives, but it is not guaranteed. Cubs also retain control through 2015.
Cubs Confirm Jason Hammel and James McDonald on Big League Deals, Jake Arrieta Has Shoulder Tightness
Arrieta is behind schedule, and the Cubs were looking for additional depth, in part for that reason.
As long as the two sides remain in discussions, there is hope for a peaceful resolution.
What’s the plan for Arodys Vizcaino going forward? Is the Cubs’ top prospect trio the best in baseball?
Spring Training is fully underway at a beautiful new facility.
Do the Orioles and Mariners have more or less incentive to go after Jeff Samardzija now?
Derek Jeter is hanging ’em up after 2014, and he’ll make a stop at Wrigley Field along the way.
And the 2014 baseball season is underway. Giggity.
If so, it’s quite a surprise – and could leave quite a glut.
That’s two pitchers lost by the Cubs today. Were both spots on the 40-man roster needed?
The young righty was a waiver claim for the Cubs earlier this offseason.
Does the upside in holding Samardzija until midseason outweigh the risks? Yeah, it might.
The 37-year-old righty will probably help the Phillies a bit, but they might still stink. Any impact to Samardzija market?
Ever want to rank Chicago Cubs shirseys? Well, the guys at Cespedes Family BBQ did, and I helped. Because I’m kind.
Javier Baez and Kris Bryant head things up, and the Cubs have as many prospects on the list as any team.
A lotta lawsuits in the baseball world right now. Bits on Vitters, Jackson, Murphy, and the Cubs’ window.
An account that appears to be Yoon’s just posted a picture of Yoon in an Orioles’ hat.
Would the Mariners put together a compelling package for Samardzija? Would the Cubs still prefer to extend him?