In case it was a three-day, holiday weekend for you, and you bugged out a while ago, how about you catch yourself up the doings and happenings in the Cubs’ world …
Friday, January 15
- The morning Bullets looked at, among other things, Kyle Schwarber’s defensive versatility.
- An interesting read from Luis on how Adam Warren could take the Cubs back to a different era.
- The Padres took Fernando Rodney off of the market.
- Jake Arrieta spoke about a range of topics.
- Michael got into a bunch of interesting MLBits, including the strongly polarized National League.
- The Cubs’ various units continue to get so much love. (Phrasing?)
- The Cubs managed to settle all of their arbitration cases before the exchange of salaries, except Jake Arrieta.
Saturday, January 16
- Luke continued his Prospects Progress series with a look back at Duane Underwood.
- A couple big signings finally came through: Chris Davis and the Orioles, Ian Kennedy and the Royals.
Sunday, January 17
- If the Cubs are gonna do their own TV network, it’s going to take some doing well in advance of a launch.
- Theo Epstein is still not into talking about his contract situation too much, but he’s also not worried.
- The Cubs’ promotional schedule for 2016 is out, and it includes an Anthony Rizzo tarp catch bobblehead. Awesome.
- Although the door is always open, the Cubs are likely done with major additions this offseason.
Monday, January 18
- The morning Bullets had bits on the deep farm system and the Cardinals’ hacking scandal.
- Kris Bryant spoke a little bit about his service time grievance against the Cubs.
- The Cubs Convention is over, and I went through everything I was able to jot down from the jam-packed three-day event.
- The Cubs have inked another couple minor league deals.
- An arbitration deadline has passed, and the Cubs agreed to a deal with everyone but one guy … so what’s next?
- Jed Hoyer spoke on a range of topics, including Javy Baez’s defense in center and the Cubs’ versatile pitching.
- The Tigers surprised many by going to six years on Justin Upton.