It was a good weekend for the Cubs, both as a team, and individually. Check in here if you missed anything.
Chicago Cubs Rumors
The Cubs could be in on a top international youngster, and some early talk about the bullpen.
Jon Heyman says the MLBPA may soon reach out to Bryant to see how he wants to proceed.
Prospect Addison Russell is reportedly getting called up to The Show.
Come July 2, the Cubs won’t be subject to any more international spending restrictions. And it sounds like they’re going to respond by spending.
Not only is Castillo doing well in his role on the bench, a shifting roster could make three catchers still plausible.
The Indians have lost catcher Yan Gomes for a month or two … are they going to make a move?
An infielder trade may be something the Cubs eventually confront, but it still seems way too early.
Wondering where Starlin Castro and Addison Russell are going to play eventually is a worthy endeavor. But it’s still too soon to take a firm stand.
Although a trade has long been expected, Castillo now looks poised to enter the season as the Cubs’ third catcher.
Just a few rumor-y bits to discuss as rosters come closer to being set.
That was the swap we speculated about last week, but it apparently wasn’t the right fit for the Cubs. Also: The Red Sox have taken Sandy Leon off of the trade market.
Injuries have taken their toll on the Cubs’ rotational depth – could there be a connection to a possible Castillo deal?
Reviewing the 29 other depth charts behind the plate reveals that there are really a significant number of teams that should want Castillo.
The Tigers are talking to David Price’s camp about an extension.
The Orioles are likely to be without Matt Wieters to start the season, and he might not be full-time behind the plate for a while thereafter. The fit is pretty obvious.
He hinted at it last week, and Theo Epstein says it’s true. Let’s talk about this as a real possibility.
The Yelich and Eaton extensions are of particular interest given the Cubs’ crop of young minor leaguers.