There’s almost no first base depth in the Cubs’ system, but it turns out there’s no real concern there.
Month: March 2014
Hooray! There might actually be at least one upper tier starting pitcher to reach free agency next year.
Is Starlin Castro finally going to play in games this weekend? Well, frankly, we still don’t know.
I didn’t see any shifting yesterday in situations you might expect it. A signal, or just Spring Training?
Not much offense to speak of today. At least Jeff Samardzija looked sharp.
Which is to say let’s look at a picture that pretty much sums up Baez’s amazing bat speed.
First reported by none other than Cubs prospect Dan Vogelbach.
All right, Olt. Today’s your day to grab third base and never let go.
The 32-year-old lefty was beat out by the other lefties in camp.
There’s an obvious need there, considering the injury issues. Would the Cubs make a move at this point in Spring Training?
Olt is scheduled to finally start at third today, and we’ll see what happens.
If so, are the Cubs in a position to move Russell right now? Sure seems like they’ve got options.
Carlos Villanueva had a hell of a start last night, all things considered.
These videos are like a good horror flick: they terrify and excite.
No Mike Olt at third base, and a lineup of mostly regulars. Tonight’s game is on MLB Network, by the way.
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Castro’s body meter is up to 90%, Olt should start at third tonight, and McDonald is resting.
It’s easy to get caught up in the prospect hype, but don’t forget about the guy who’s already in the show.
The Cubs took a big league early only to see the game slip away late. Midseason form?
These guys love Spring night games. Both swings are things of beauty.
Not a split-squad day today, but it is a night game. So that’s different-ish. Interesting lineup tonight.
Some guys who actually had a shot at a job on the big team went out today, though none was a surprise.
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No one will argue that catching is the strength of the Cubs’ system, but it might be better than we think.
The rash of pitching injuries around baseball will kick up the rumor mill, if not the actual transaction wire.
The usual suspects are on top, but some really interesting arms make an appearance down the list.
It sounds like the Cubs are still discussing the plan for the sign with Budweiser. Any rooftop implications here?
Olt could play third base today, and Castro could run the bases.