It seems that way at first blush, but the moves are equally consistent with other possibilities.
Month: March 2014
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.
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.
The Cubs could carry John Baker as their backup, but I’m not crazy about losing Kottaras right now, all things considered.
Olt at third, Almora in center, Vogelbach at first, Barney at shortstop, Lake in left, Valbuena at second, Villanueva at DH. Lots of intrigue!
Who could still make the team? What areas are full? How do the Cubs deal with the infield glut?