Now that we’re doing a lot more around here on the weekends, these catch-ups seem all the more important. Or, I guess, if more content on the weekends simply means you’re checking in here more on the weekends, then maybe they’re less important – that’s a tricky balance to strike for a publisher.
In any case, if you happened to miss anything this weekend, let’s look back …
Friday, January 29
- Chris Coghlan gave an incredible interview about advanced statistics and how they helped him transform his game.
- BP’s top 101 prospect list is out, and there are six Cubs prospects on it.
- How about Kyle Schwarber as a leadoff hitter? It’s kinda crazy, but not super crazy when you look at the rest of the lineup.
- It’s the first installment of Michael’s mailbag-ish feature, Ask Away. So, check it out, and then feel free to Ask Away for future installments.
- Michael looked at Javy Baez’s unique 2015 season, and equally unique possible role on the 2016 Cubs.
- The Dodgers got a deal on Howie Kendrick, and decided to bring him back.
- The Cubs announced their crew of non-roster invitees to Spring Training, which pleasantly-surprisingly included pitching prospect Duane Underwood, among others.
Saturday, January 30
- MLB Pipeline released its top 100 list, and there, too, the Cubs landed six prospects.
- Among other Bullets, I wonder what would have happened if David Price had taken the Cubs’ offer in free agency.
- As Luis notes and discusses, oddsmakers are digging the Cubs’ power.
- The Cubs have packed up their gear to truck out west.
- Michael wrote about the changing tide among fandoms in the NL Central – and how the Cubs are now “the team up north.”
- The Brewers and Diamondbacks got together on an odd, surprising trade.
- Saturday night owls got to take in one of my favorite moments from the 2015 season – that Dexter Fowler homer. You know which one.
Sunday, January 31
- Among other things in Sunday’s Bullets, a ranking of rotations had the Cubs ahead of the Mets, which rankled some folks.
- The Cubs have brought in another arm on a minor league deal – former Phillies pitcher/prospect Jonathan Pettibone.
- Cubs Farm Director Jaron Madison shared quite a bit on the development of the farm system and a few specific prospects.
- Neil Ramirez was a star in 2014 for the Cubs, but now he’s in a bullpen competition – something Michael checked in on.