Were you among the folks who got to celebrate a three or four-day weekend? Good on you. I hope it was lovely. But now you gotta catch yourself back up in the Cubs’ world …
Friday, February 12
- It took a long time, but finally there’s a team out there picked ahead of the Cubs in projected win totals.
- Lazarito still hasn’t made his choice known, but it’s not likely to be the Cubs.
- Cubs prospect notes for your enjoyment.
- The latest installment of Michael’s Ask Away got into a range of draft stuff, trade stuff, and meta stuff (send your questions to askaway at bleachernation dot com).
- The Cubs grabbed another reliever off of the waiver wire.
- Mets reliever Jenrry Mejia is done after a third positive PED test.
- The Brewers sold off another part, sending Khris Davis to the A’s.
- New Cub Jason Heyward arrived to Arizona very early and got right to work.
Saturday, February 13
- Thinking about last year, and about Jon Lester’s spring, it’s nice to know the pressure of being THE big signing won’t be there this time.
- Baseball America’s top 100 is out, and there are just three Cubs in there.
- Luis noticed and discussed a disconnect between the fans’ expectations for Addison Russell, and the projections.
- Luke looked at the year ahead for the South Bend Cubs, and it looks really loaded with prospects.
Sunday, February 14
- Among Sunday’s Bullets, a look at Anthony Rizzo’s various batted ball rates, which surprised me in a number of ways.
- MLB.tv is back, which you can read about here, and about how you can sign up and support BN in the process. Or you can just do that by clicking here and signing up.
- The most impactful move in the NL Central this offseason? Yes, it very probably was the Cubs signing Jason Heyward.
- A little late night fun involving Will Ferrell for those who stayed up.
Monday, February 15
- The Cubs will be protecting their starting pitchers from the word go this year, and I am so into it.
- The ZiPS top 100 prospect list is out, and five Cubs made the cut (with Albert Almora on top).
- The All-Star Game is very likely coming to Wrigley Field when the renovations are done.
- The latest from the Lukewarm Stove as the offseason persists, surprisingly so.
- There are plenty of early arrivals at Spring Training for the Cubs, which means there is already video and a set of pictures to enjoy.