With Scherzer, Masterson, and Shields projected to be on the market, the Cubs could have some upper tier options.
Month: March 2014
The Reds blasted the Cubs today, though Edwin Jackson wasn’t *that* bad.
We’ve had weeks to ponder Baez/Olt/Castro/Lake/Rotation/Bullpen/etc. Where do things stand with just a week to go?
Mike Olt makes start number two at third base as the Reds come to Cubs Park.
Baez heading down is news, but not a surprise. Parker, on the other hand, is something of a surprise.
Those Darwin Barney rumors can die down, but what about Nate Schierholtz and the bullpen?
It’s been an intermittently rough Spring for Lake, whom the Cubs hope can grab a starting job and run with it.
Boom goes the (fake) dynamite. It’s ok to enjoy it, though.
He legged out an infield hit, but seemed to land awkwardly on the bag.
It’s not a guarantee, but he may be able to get four or five at bats tomorrow to start ramping up for the season.
Baez, Olt, and Kalish are in the lineup, and Junior Lake is back in center field.
Some big news and fantastic writing around baseball this week. Lots of great stuff that you should really check out.
There’s almost no first base depth in the Cubs’ system, but it turns out there’s no real concern there.
Hooray! There might actually be at least one upper tier starting pitcher to reach free agency next year.
Is Starlin Castro finally going to play in games this weekend? Well, frankly, we still don’t know.
I didn’t see any shifting yesterday in situations you might expect it. A signal, or just Spring Training?
Not much offense to speak of today. At least Jeff Samardzija looked sharp.
Which is to say let’s look at a picture that pretty much sums up Baez’s amazing bat speed.
First reported by none other than Cubs prospect Dan Vogelbach.
All right, Olt. Today’s your day to grab third base and never let go.
The 32-year-old lefty was beat out by the other lefties in camp.
There’s an obvious need there, considering the injury issues. Would the Cubs make a move at this point in Spring Training?
Olt is scheduled to finally start at third today, and we’ll see what happens.
If so, are the Cubs in a position to move Russell right now? Sure seems like they’ve got options.
Carlos Villanueva had a hell of a start last night, all things considered.