Jon Lester starts tomorrow in a minor league game, and the rotation picture will clarify soon thereafter.
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Rosters at all levels of the organization are heading toward being set, which means there’s going to be turnover.
Joe Maddon isn’t concerned about Jason Motte’s struggles. Setting any Motte-specific issues aside, the Cubs’ bullpen quality and depth should remove some concern.
Plenty to catch up on this morning if you checked out for the weekend. Like, Felix Doubront is now gone. What else might you have missed?
Edwin Jackson put together a really nice start.
Arrieta was dominant last year on the mound, but did you know he was also one of the best hitting pitchers?
Joe Maddon has quite a bit of affection for Soler, and might have an idea for the second spot in his lineup.
What’s more crazy: Cubs score 18 runs and hit only 1 homer? The fact that the homer was by Jake Arrieta? The fact that Kris Bryant had 4 hits today and none was a homer?
Joe Maddon had excellent defensive second basemen in Tampa Bay. Can Javier Baez be that for the Cubs?
By releasing Doubront today, the Cubs save about $1.45 million.
The 25-year-old lefty is among the Cubs’ primary rotation depth at AAA Iowa.
The latest round of responses from Theo Epstein and Kris Bryant. Plus hurry, late April.
Four Cubs took Samardzija deep yesterday. Let’s watch and discuss.
The Cubs weren’t so kind to Jeff Samardzija, taking him deep four times.
The conversation reaches all the way to the top.
The accused is the owner of Skybox on Sheffield, one of the rooftops currently suing the Cubs.
So far, so good. No one is guaranteeing anything for Opening Night just yet, though.
Is the glove good enough to make him the starter on April 5? In May? He’s sure looking good right now.