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Recapping a Busy Weekend: Roster Moves, Rotation, Daytona Cubs Roster, PEDs, More

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bn-baseballIt was one of those busy weekends in the Cubs’ world, which is understandable given that today is Opening Day. More on that in a moment. Until then, here’s a look at what you may have missed if you checked out at the end of the week:

Friday Afternoon and Evening



  • I took a look at the finalized Opening Day roster for the Cubs, and compared it to the Opening Day roster one year ago. The conclusion? Pretty similar talent level (which is troubling), but much greater upside potential and much greater versatility/flexibility. From top to bottom, I prefer this year’s iteration slightly, which is surprising, given the midseason sell-off last year and the lack of big moves this offseason.
  • The Daytona Cubs revealed their tentative Opening Day roster, which answers a lot of prospect questions.
  • And, finally, the Cubs made the roster moves necessary to set things up for Opening Day, including the surprise decision to send Kyuji Fujikawa to the 15-day DL and not the 60-day DL.


Brett Taylor

Brett Taylor is the Editor of Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation.