That wasn’t fun. Last weekend wasn’t fun, either. Let’s have a fun week, eh, Cubs?
Friday, May 12
- The Smokies wore Princess Leia jerseys, and Luke wrote up the state of the Cubs’ farm system in this post-CBA world.
- The Cubs are tired, man. That was Friday, and it’s probably still kinda true today, but less of an excuse at this point (replaced by injuries).
- Baseball America updated its prospect rankings with some Cubs boosts.
- Anthony Rizzo is in a deep, deep slump, but it’s not necessarily been unique in his career.
- The Cubs held on late to beat the Cardinals 3-2 in their series opener.
- Willson Contreras crushed two homers and showed off his rocket arm in the game.
Saturday, May 13
- Kris Bryant missed the weekend with sickness, and the Cubs were overall banged up.
- Lots from the farm on Saturday, including a new pitching prospect debut, Cease’s latest, and more.
- Saturday’s Bullets included a dig into Eddie Butler’s very interesting Cubs debut.
- With the Cubs crushed by injuries and sickness, Ian Happ was called up. Cookies and such.
- Also: Eloy Jimenez was finally assigned out of extended Spring Training to High-A.
- The Cubs tried to come back late on the Cardinals on the strength of an Ian Happ debut homer, but no dice, as the Cubs lost 5-3.
Sunday, May 14
- Checking on the minor league standings, as the Cubs have some surging affiliates.
- About that slide rule situation on Saturday: it sucked for the Cubs, but I’m still on board with the rule.
- Among Sunday’s Bullets, thoughts on why the upcoming game was disproportionately important.
- The Cubs rounded out the weekend by losing comfortably to the Cardinals 5-0 in a game that exemplified much of what has been wrong with the team lately.