It’s a surprise, but Baker won the job over George Kottaras and Eli Whiteside.
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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.
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.