It wasn’t this weekend, but if you missed it earlier this morning, David Ross is joining ESPN (in addition his gig with the Cubs).
As for the other weekend items, if you checked out or were sufficiently distracted by other non-Cubs things …
Friday, January 27
- Remembering fondly the time the Cubs got their revenge on Max Scherzer (but, like, in advance) by ripping him for four homers in his worst start of a Cy Young season.
- The Cubs have two super utility men right now in Ben Zobrist and Javy Baez, and that affords them a huge advantage.
- The reported draft slots/bonus pools for the 2017 MLB Draft are out, and the Cubs see a huge uptick this year in their spending ability.
- A report had the Cubs among the teams in on lefty Craig Breslow.
- Keith Law’s top 100 prospects list came out, and just three Cubs made the cut.
- Ken Rosenthal believes that this year’s Trade Deadline will be especially nuts for a variety of reasons.
- And Friday wound down with the Cubs’ announcement of their non-roster invitees for Spring Training this year, including a couple top prospects.
Saturday, January 28
- Luke wrote about the Cubs’ outfield depth expected at AAA Iowa this year, and it’s actually really strong.
- Among Saturday’s Bullets, Travis Wood is drawing interest out there as a starting pitcher, which would probably foreclose a return to the Cubs.
- The ZiPS top 100 prospect list was more Cubs-heavy than Keith Law’s.
Sunday, January 29
- The Cubs have probably done most of their shopping for the offseason, but that wouldn’t preclude some veteran depth on a minor league deal.
- At last, the judge in the Cardinals hacking case has unsealed additional information about what the team’s former scouting director did, and – once again – it’s worse than we thought.
- And, to close the weekend out, a little fun with a Kyle Schwarber photobomb, and Dexter Fowler forgetting which superhero is which (presumably it was a condition of joining the Cardinals).