C.J. Edwards gets the start tonight, and Javier Baez mans shortstop. UPDATE: Kris Bryant, too.
Month: March 2014
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?
Power is becoming harder to find in the big league game, but the Cubs are doing exceedingly well there.
It’s looking like 2014 could be rough again, but the long-term future gets plenty of praise.
The Cubs don’t get a lot of love for their pitching depth, but, man, they really should. This could be a huge year.
He could be back in big league Spring games within a day or two. Or he could head to DL. We’ll know soon.
Cubs Park’s first game under the lights, and the Cubs didn’t do much.
It sounds like Castro is basically fully back at this point, but it still might be a few days before he plays in a big league game.
McDonald sent out, Lim released, and Wada re-signed to a minor league deal.
Carlos Villanueva would probably like to put together a good showing tonight.
A $500 prize pool for a free game. A $20,000 prize pool for a paid game. As if baseball wasn’t exciting enough.
There is starting to be some shifting at the perceived top of the draft.
Now as high as 8.3%, according to Baseball Prospectus. It pays to be (relatively) healthy.
Pitching, in general, has improved in the Cubs’ system, but the left-handed side of the equation isn’t looking strong.
Some familiar names are no longer with the organization. Also: injury updates, statistical breakdowns, and interesting news.
It was a busy weekend for the Cubs and BN, so if you weren’t around or missed anything, here’s your one-stop catch-up.
Let’s watch, discuss, enjoy, and imagine that it’s June.
It was Homer City, USA for the Cubs today. Well, some of the Cubs, anyway.
The 33-year-old lefty wasn’t going to make the big league team.
Mike Olt is at third base again, while Luis Valbuena heads to second, and Darwin Barney slides to shortstop.
Ramirez looked good in very limited duty this Spring, but the Cubs will likely give him a chance to keep starting in the minors.
If Mike Olt emerges as the starter at third, and Darwin Barney holds the job at second, is Valbuena just a bench guy?
Wood will get the home opener, as Samardzija gets the season opener.