Although the outcome of last night’s game was disappointing, it was still exciting to see the season finally get underway …
Friday, April 3
- The Cubs finalized their rotation, among other things. Aiding that process, lefty Drake Britton cleared waivers and was sent to Iowa.
- The Cubs came out on top of another couple farm system rankings.
- The Cubs’ opening day payroll is around $119 million, which is right in the middle of the pack.
- Welington Castillo is still on the Cubs, and he’ll be on the bench for now.
- Luke unveiled the second-to-last installment of his top 40 prospect list.
Saturday, April 4
- What the video board in left field will be and what it will not be.
- Luis wrote about how good Kris Bryant could be, in the pantheon of quality third basemen, if he lives up to projections.
- Speaking of Bryant’s awesomeness, Adidas wants to make sure you know he’s good.
- The rooftops suing the Cubs do not plan to appeal the latest court decision.
- The latest from around the league, including a suspension and a non-suspension.
Sunday, April 5
- The cookies were swell, but now it’s time for the meal. My intro to the 2015 season.
- I got you hyped for Opening Night … sorry about what happened.
- Luis wrote a fantastic piece about the turnover since the Cubs opened the season back in 2012 – the first year of the Epstein era – and the longest-tenured Cub since then, Starlin Castro.
- The Cubs finalized their roster, DFA’ing Ryan Sweeney, and putting Matt Szczur and Jonathan Herrera on the Opening Day roster.
- I kept reminding you, as I am right now, that you’ve got only a little bit of time left to join the Opening Day contest.