If the Cubs knew they were getting 2013 Travis Wood in 2015, none of this would even be a conversation. But 2014 happened.
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Jeff Samardzija started a kerfuffle with some comments about analytics, but, even if he’s not right about all of it, he made a very important point.
There are still rumors going around, despite the fact that it’s late February.
The Cubs could go with three catchers, if it comes to that, or they could find a landing spot for Castillo. Also: they can and will make additions as necessary.
With the Cubs’ talent in the pen this year, in theory, they’ll be able to have a ton of match-up flexibility, even with a set closer.
Adding a quality fourth pitch – especially a cutter – could be huge for Wada, and for how he helps the Cubs in 2015.
This is the first publicly-confirmed sale of a stake in the Chicago Cubs, and it goes to someone already affiliated with the organization.
So much to see, read, and discuss coming out of Mesa, Arizona.
Roughly half of the games are on CSN, with the other half split between WGN, ABC, and national broadcasts.
A popular topic last year, it could finally be happening soon. And it could include a familiar face.
Number 14 will be remembered throughout the season, and other tributes are on the way.
In recent history, when the Cubs have made the playoffs, it’s not like they were a behemoth the year before.
By my count, so far, there should be TV/video available for at least 20 of the Cubs’ 33 Spring Training Games.
This is just the first step, and a small one, but it’s a clear win for the Cubs.
The arrival of Spring Training will bring with it an avalanche of Kris Bryant-related queries, some reasonable, some less so.
The offseason is over. Baseball is here.