Even as the Cubs struggle, smart people around the game still know what’s coming: a very good Cubs organization.
Month: March 2014
The Cubs can only split their split-squad days. They know no other approach.
Apparently his second pitch sailed to the backstop, and his day was done.
The Cubs are leading the league in split squad games. Maybe. I don’t know. But there are two more today.
Prospect pundits saw him in force this weekend, and all came away hugely impressed.
He’s had trouble with his throwing shoulder all Spring, and has yet to play at third base. May have just needed a break.
Bad news for a number of teams around baseball. Is it good news for the opportunistic Cubs?
The lot will hold up to 1000 cars, and will feature a free shuttle to and from Wrigley.
Arrieta has successfully thrown live BP, but he’s likely to start the year on the DL. Let’s discuss the fill-in candidates.
No surprise there in the headline, but the extent to which those things are true is amazing.
Another split squad day, another split of the results.
Tons of prospects in action today, including Bryant, Vogelbach, Olt, and possibly Vizcaino.
Jackson’s hit is fun, but Rizzo’s second homer is something special.
I know it’s tempting, but you’ve gotta stop putting so much stock in the numbers this time of year.
Another split for a split squad day. The sterling performances were few and far between.
The Cubs are split between Surprise and Las Vegas today, and the latter game will be on WGN. With Baez.
He had a good Spring, but AAA Iowa was always overwhelmingly likely for the start of the year.
Oh, yes. It’s a baseball game featuring kittens. The end times are nigh, and they are glorious.
The former Cubs starter is looking forward to facing his old team soon enough.
It doesn’t sound like Castro will be back in games any time soon.
The Dodgers have the money, but the Cubs have the power.
Yasiel Puig versus Luis Valbuena: who can flip the bat further and more superfluously?
No one would have bet that the Cubs could have a shot at Rodon at fourth overall. But might they?
Beeler is a legitimate starting pitching prospect, and Hatley could be a future relief option.
No real surprise here, but now it’s official.
Yahoo’s Jeff Passan offers some swoon-worthy passages.
A flap with Jimmy Rollins is just an example of the kind of thing that could happen all year long.
The Cubs are adding someone in their research and development department. Also: Soler, Almora, and attendance bits.
The Cubs’ minor league pitcher of the year in 2013 works to stay ahead of hitters, and prepares for a transition to the bigs.
Does that mean some kind of agreement with the rooftops is coming soon? Maybe, maybe not.