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Weekend Catch-Up: Rumors, Prospects, Cubs Sale, Wada, Epstein, Bullpen, More

Chicago Cubs News

bn baseball featureWith Spring Training underway, there was a lot more going on this weekend than there has been in recent weeks …


Friday, February 20

Saturday, February 21

  • The Cubs have a new owner – well, technically it’s an old owner, and it’s not really an owner. That is to say, South Bend Cubs owner Andrew Berlin is now a minority stakeholder in the big league team.


  • Tsuyoshi Wada – and the cutter he’s working on – got a lot of attention in Saturday’s Bullets.
  • There was a Lukewarm Stove on Saturday, because there was too much rumor-y stuff to wait until Monday. And it’s late February! This offseason has been nuts.

Sunday, February 22

  • Theo Epstein spoke on a range of topics, but most notably about what’s going to happen with Welington Castillo, and if/when the Cubs will make another significant pitching addition.


  • The Cubs have a ton of flexibility in the way their bullpen is deployed, even if Hector Rondon is locked in as the closer.
  • A late-night MLBits to round out the weekend, feature an MLB player who is now known as Melvin. And you’re wondering who it is. That’s what they call a “tease” to entice you to check it out. Nailed it.


Brett Taylor

Brett Taylor is the Editor and Lead Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation.