None of Takahashi, Wade or Putnam is going to offer much future trade value, but is that part of the calculus when picking one for the team?
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Over .500! Hooray Spring Training!
The righty wasn’t expected to make the pen, since he could be freely optioned.
He could miss as much as the first half of the season.
One of the Cubs’ most tenured players turns 23 today. Scott Baker gets evaluated, Casey Coleman gets bummed, and David Haugh gets argumentative.
The Cubs came back today, and have climbed back to .500 on the Spring.
It must be the end of Spring Training, because the narrative is getting crazy.
Carlos Villanueva takes down Yovani Gallardo. That’s swell.
No huge surprises today, though the bullpen competition is down to just four guys, and the bench is mostly set.
The first week of May is looking like the earliest reasonable return range for Garza, assuming no more setbacks.
That leaves one bench job and one bullpen job to be sorted out. Phil Rogers says the Old Scoreboard should be taken down, and I get paranoid about Scott Baker.
One of the best in the biz takes on one of the best in the biz.
Jeff Samardzija is going to hit 20 homers this year. Projected.