Baseball returned! There is baseball to discuss!
Plus Joey Votto goes into a detail on hitting, how batters are handling high pitches, how George Clooney tried out for the Reds, and more.
Are you ready for some baseball?
And that would be just fine. Who would you pick?
If the Cubs can get some of these arms into the upper tier, they may quickly become known as a top pitching farm system.
The latest from the rumor mill is actually just all about Jake Arrieta right now – at least in terms of what’s most notable to Cubs fans.
It doesn’t work quite as well as “A Man, A Plan, A Canal, Panama”, but it does sum up where we’re going with this post.
This year’s Cubs roster looks really, really, really good. Like, 2016 good.
Spring Training Miscellany: Rizzo Feels the Difference, Zobrist Sits Again, Tim Buss Shenanigans, More
Rizzo thinks this year feels different in a very good way. Also: still waiting to see Zobrist out there, Buss’s fancy attire, and more.
MLBits: Top Pitching Prospect Suspended, Rays 4-Man Rotation, Exonerated Man Gets Sox Job Back, More
The top pitching prospect in the game, Forrest Whitley, is gonna miss a lot of time. The White Sox did something good.
“I think our approach last year was lacking offensively and we had issues that the players have already talked about.”
Lukewarm Stove: PHI Wants to Sign Arrieta (If), TB Selloff Finally Over?, BOS OF, Flurry of Signings, More
The Phillies still make plenty of sense for Arrieta, but the way they want to limit their offer is pretty strict.
The man in charge of MLB says that pace-of-play is a fan-driven issue. Also … All-Star Game for Wrigley Field in two years? Maybe!
Baseball is Fun: The one at Wrigley is a classic. That kid is like a newborn!
MLB will be in visible support on Friday. Also: Joey Votto tells it like it is and doesn’t come off like a jerk.
That’s kind of a weird quirk that’s sure to frustrate quick-trigger fans.
It’s fun to see these lists with tons of Cubs, but what’s up with the constant lack of love for Jose Quintana?
Maddon makes it clear that the Cubs aren’t concerned about the new rules.
Baseball is Fun: How?! Just … how?!
The hot stove rolls on, with more moves around baseball. Let’s also take a tour around the NL Central, among other things.
And they’ll spend a heck of a lot less, too.
Baseball is Fun: Wow … #TebowTime might just be coming up.
A little more fun about one of the most fun moments from CubsCon and the 2017 season.
The Cubs landed one of the best hitting coaches in the business, and he’s got two really important projects on his plate.
Bryce Harper is focused on winning. Right now.