A couple of recent reports suggest that the Cubs will get some funding from the city, but will have to pony up some of the financing, themselves.
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Super-sized Bullets for Opening Day. Bullpen thoughts, Wrigley Field changes, Ticket Giveaway results (and another chance), two podcast appearances, and much more.
That Bryan LaHair picture is there because he’s the “mostly” part. The bullpen starts with only six relievers, with Shawn Camp and Lendy Castillo winning the final two jobs.
A 26-year-old infielder, who could theoretically back-up shortstop.
The Cubs’ President of Baseball Operations isn’t interested in letting the media or the fans guide his decision-making.
The police are still talking to folks, whatever that means. Dale Sveum may have soured on Lendy Castillo, Bryan LaHair’s back is still a problem, and I do some podcasting with Nats bloggers.
Today, the Chicago Cubs beat the Milwaukee Brewers 5-3 to finish the Spring with a (barely) winning record. Order the champagne!
That could mean something is close to being announced, or it could mean nothing at all. But at least the wheels are still turning.
Preparations for the June Draft have been underway for months, and the Cubs are doing all they can to get and keep the best scouts in the game.
After fixing what they believe was a mechanical flaw in DeJesus’s swing, the Cubs are optimistic about their leadoff man.
Joey Votto and Matt Cain get paaaaid. Carlos Marmol has a new grip, Ian Stewart and Steve Clevenger are old, and you can still win some tickets.
With today’s win, the Cubs pull back up to .500 on the Spring.
Data mined from video is helping Cubs players approach certain situations (like runners in scoring position) a bit more thoughtfully. Please tell me this isn’t a new concept to the organization.