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Month: March 2014
Although it may not be quite as strong as third base, the Cubs’ middle infield set of prospects is outstanding.
With the positional players set for Opening Day, what might the Cubs’ lineup variations look like?
No, Mike Olt and Ryan Kalish don’t make the Cubs a playoff team. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t reasons to smile.
It’s not downright crazy money in the new normal, but I don’t really see the upside for the Tigers.
The Cubs beat the White Sox (again), and close out the Cactus League at 13-18-1.
With Olt and Kalish in the fold, how does everything else shake out?
Starlin Castro will play in a minor league game today, instead. Today is the Cactus League finale, by the way.
I don’t have an Arrested Development picture for Ryan Kalish. But you can put one there in your mind.
The Pirates locked up another young star, and the Dodgers are already meeting about Yasiel Puig.
The annual Business of Baseball is out, and the Cubs pretty much are what we thought they were.
Effusive and deserved praise for the Cubs’ stockpile of talent at third base.
It seems that way at first blush, but the moves are equally consistent with other possibilities.
The wind was howling, and the other team was homering.
Kalish remains a real possibility for the Opening Day roster, but even if he doesn’t make it, he could be up soon.
Javier Baez at short, Mike Olt at third, and Jeff Samardzija on the mound.
It’s a surprise, but Baker won the job over George Kottaras and Eli Whiteside.
If true, Kottaras is very likely to depart the Cubs – and, either way, he won’t be the backup to start the year.
The infield picture clears up a bit. Does this mean Mike Olt makes the team?
It remains to be seen how this will play out, but it’s great to know that Castro has the right attitude, in any case.
Just about $150 million shy of the league-leading Dodgers.
Who doesn’t like to win money by watching baseball games?
Darwin Barney and Donnie Murphy, in particular, each of whom is facing roster/starting questions.
Earlier this Spring, it seemed like there was no question that he was still *the* starting second baseman. Now?
It wasn’t a great night for Cubs prospects, but at least they got in some action.
The story of Castro’s rise and fall, and the importance of his near-term future.