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Weekend Catch-Up: Prospects, Swing Changes, Bryant Homer, Soler Gun, Lots of Losses

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bn baseball featureWith games underway (even of the Spring variety), and with Luis in the fold to up the amperage on weekends, there was a ton going on around here if you missed anything …


Friday, March 6

  • I looked at three of the likelier candidates for the fifth starter job, Travis Wood, Edwin Jackson, and Jacob Turner.
  •’s full Spring schedule is out, and the Cubs start a stretch of a bunch of games on in a row starting tomorrow, so, you know, buy here.
  • The latest set of prospect notes looked at Albert Almora as a breakout candidate, at Kyle Schwarber’s advanced approach, and much more.


  • The Cubs dropped Friday afternoon’s Cactus League game to the Reds, but Jon Lester was dominant in his two innings.

Saturday, March 7

Sunday, March 8

  • Joe Maddon has some excellent ideas for getting kids more involved and interested in baseball, and, also, I’m headed to Spring Training.


  • Don’t try to take third base on Jorge Soler. He will do this, and you will feel shame.
  • Luis looked at the Cubs’ strength of schedule this year, and it could make for a tough road.
  • The Cubs dropped another Cactus League game, but, hey, Albert Almora had another hit!


Brett Taylor

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