If Denorfia has to miss time, the Cubs would be able to keep one or more of those three on the Opening Day roster.
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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.
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The top two starters for the Cubs each threw yesterday with good results.
Fowler’s got a future as a scout when his playing days are over, it seems.
The pitch was a thing of beauty for Arrieta in 2014, and there are reasons to believe it will be very repeatable.
He hinted at it last week, and Theo Epstein says it’s true. Let’s talk about this as a real possibility.
It’s hard to see an arbitrator substituting his baseball judgment for that of the Cubs, but this talk isn’t going away. Meanwhile, Bryant will see time in the outfield.
I guess I’d take the under if I had to pick, but it’s a really tough question when it comes to this year’s Cubs.