The annual Business of Baseball is out, and the Cubs pretty much are what we thought they were.
Archive for March, 2014
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.
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.
C.J. Edwards gets the start tonight, and Javier Baez mans shortstop. UPDATE: Kris Bryant, too.
The Cubs had this one until an hilariously bad 9th inning. Albert Almora left the game with a bruised right knee, by the way.