Is the glove good enough to make him the starter on April 5? In May? He’s sure looking good right now.
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Much to discuss after this one, even though it was a loss.
This has been a fun game, regardless of the score. Three very interesting highlights already.
No real surprises in this one, though Ortiz and Parker had outside shots at making the bullpen.
Yes, the Cubs will be playing at Wrigley Field for the first game of the season. Yes, there’s still a lot of work being done.
The Cubs and Cardinals will be lighting mups.
Epstein told Dave Kaplan: “I have never once put a young prospect on an Opening Day roster when he had to make his Major League debut.”
If Denorfia has to miss time, the Cubs would be able to keep one or more of those three on the Opening Day roster.
The star third base prospect is expected to make his debut in the outfield tonight against the Angels.
The Cubs couldn’t do anything off of Taijuan Walker. Arismendy Alcantara saw some time at shortstop, by the way.
A couple (reasonable) tweaks to playing time later and the Cubs’ win total pops up quite a bit.
Officially, nothing has yet been decided on that front.
Boras believes the integrity of the game is damaged when the best players aren’t on the field. The issue here is much broader than Bryant.
Lester will pitch in minor league games to build up his pitch count in advance of Opening Night, but he may be limited in that game.
Since Wood can hit and run a bit, why not use him in a broader role, right?
It wouldn’t necessarily be a surprising decision, but it would definitely be a very important one.
Not a great day all around.
You simply can’t stop him this Spring. Plus a bonus discussion of Albert Belle.