Are you ready for today? No, I don’t mean the game tonight. I know you’re ready for that. I’m asking if you’re ready for today. A very, very long day while you wait for the game tonight. It’s going to feel like an eternity.
How about you catch up on tons of weekend reading to kill some time?
Friday, April 1
- John Lackey can be very good for the Cubs this year, and other Friday Bullets.
- Spring Attendance was up once again for the Cubs in a big way, breaking records.
- The Cubs released Jesus Guzman and Mike O’Neill.
- The Bryzzo Souvenir Company.
- Michael looked at a unique analysis of pitchers, and how it really loves Cubs starters.
- Luke’s been hard at work on the BN Top 40 Cubs prospect list, and Friday’s bit looked at prospects 32-25.
- The Mets beat up on the Cubs 8-1 in the second of their two exhibition games in Las Vegas. Albert Almora made a really nice catch, though.
Saturday, April 2
- A bad break for the Diamondbacks on the doorstep of the season, as A.J. Pollock goes down.
- Among Saturday’s Bullets, Taylor Teagarden was suspended by MLB.
- Luke’s latest BN Top 40 Cubs prospects piece looked at prospects 24-17.
- Luis investigated a new way of calculating WAR by trying to smooth out the defensive component.
- Michael wrote about Travis Wood’s killer 2015 season out of the bullpen.
- Michael’s “Baseball Sunday” movie review session got to another set of baseball movies.
Sunday, April 3
- The Cardinals referred to the Cubs as the “other team,” and I enjoy it.
- The latest installment of the BN Top 40 Cubs prospect list from Luke, 16-9.
- The Cubs announced their official Opening Day roster, which included some disabled list moves.
- The final exhibition game featured homers from Anthony Rizzo and Addison Russell, and another from Kris Bryant. But it also featured the Cubs losing to the Angels.
- The Cubs added Munenori Kawasaki to the 40-man roster.