Carlos Villanueva would probably like to put together a good showing tonight.
Archive for 2014
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.