Starlin Castro was all over the headlines, fair or not. But there was quite a bit of other stuff to discuss.
Cubs pitchers were among the best at keeping flyballs from leaving the ballpark last year. Will that continue into 2015?
Whatever Castro’s connection to the incident, it increasingly seems like an unsafe situation for him.
Could Jackson’s stuff play up in a one-inning role? Even if so, will there be a spot for him on the Cubs in 2015?
Castro does not, however, appear to be a suspect.
Not that you should hope on Hendricks to be the next Webb, but the latter’s story makes for an interesting reminder.
It’s hard not to really want another bat right now.
And dreaming on the fun of fighting about how to accommodate all of the Cubs’ talent.
Anything better than 20-1 seems nuts to me, and the odds right now are way higher than that.
A power lefty who hasn’t quite broken through at the big league level. Might the Cubs see what he can do in relief?
Understanding the importance of defense is one thing, but understanding how the defense will perform relative to the kinds of pitchers it plays behind is another.
I hope you enjoy a wonderful holiday with folks you love. Thanks for another great year at BN.
Some rumor-y bits to float you through the very lukewarm holiday period.
This figures to be one of the least fun topics over the next few months. I’ll do my best to keep our collective heads on straight.
Gone as quickly as they arrived. Also: the cat is waving. Can you tell?
With space on the 40-man roster, the Cubs could now make things official.
A flurry of waiver moves.
How much value does Castillo offer in trade, and how do the Cubs best utilize that value to improve the 2015 team?
One pundit suggests the value of the games is $750,000 per, which would triple what the Cubs were getting previously.