For those of you who enjoyed a lovely summer weekend rather than reading every little thing, there was a lot going on this weekend in the Cubs’ world.
Friday, July 18
- The Cubs were in the middle of a two-day long homer party, the fruits of which you can watch here and here. Sit down and get some ice.
- The Cubs signed a Venezuelan pitching prospect.
- Some Cubs-David Price speculation made the rounds, but not in a way that actually connected the Cubs to acquiring Price.
Saturday, July 19
- The Cubs are rumored to be in on Cuban outfielder Rusney Castillo, who will work out for teams next Saturday.
- Kyle Hendricks is joining the Cubs’ rotation.
- The Padres and Angels got together on a significant trade involving closer Huston Street.
- Are the New York Yankees actually interested in trading for Edwin Jackson?
Sunday, July 20
- We talked about the continued struggles of Mike Olt and Junior Lake, which is a bummer.
- Luke looked at a few less-discussed names in the Cubs’ system.
- Tsuyoshi Wada will be the Cubs’ fifth starter for now.