If you wanted a sign that Yu Darvish will just keep being the guy he was in the second half, well, he sure seems extremely chill about it.
It was a good day for both offenses.
Swing change or no swing change, we won’t know more for a while. But this is nice to see.
If you’re a Cubs catcher, you’re homering this week.
And I can’t say I didn’t enjoy it.
Watch and Enjoy: Yu Darvish and Craig Kimbrel Versus Kyle Schwarber, Nico Hoerner, and Jason Heyward
A perk of Spring Training.
Some organizational depth, and guys to take a chance on.
Only Brennen Davis and Brailyn Marquez make the cut.
Starting Pitchers Coming, Saving Innings for Bullpen Competitors, Morrow, Caratini, and Other Cubs Bullets
The Cubs have plans for how to expose their regular relievers eventually, while getting some decisions lined up before then.
Spring Training Miscellany: Cubs Aren’t Going Undefeated, Caratini Blasts, Chatwood Feeling Good, More
Cubs drop today’s game to the Dodgers, but that’s OK.
I don’t have jokes. This is just the way it is.
It may not count, but it was fun.
Inauspicious season debut for the Cubs!
Roster Battles Begin, Kipnis Ready, Prospect Notes, Development Opportunities, and Other Cubs Bullets
The groups we’ll be watching this Spring.
This is the start. We can talk about baseball again.
Around Cubs camp the day before Spring Training games kick off.
When we think about the Cubs’ spending plans, you kinda do start to look ahead.
The very first broadcast on Marquee has been moved.
A lot of stuff to button up on the Bryant trade front, but also an opportunity to just move on for now.
The perfect approach to where the pitcher bats. Also: Marquee is coming.
Spring Training Miscellany: Early Cubs Roster Chatter, KB Knows, Rizzo Jokes, Careful with Javy, More
The earliest bit of talk about constructing the roster.
That’s two Yankees rotation injuries already. Any chance they pick up the phone?
Three guys vying for a rotation job this year.
Fun to see how they are looking at the deeper part of the Cubs’ system.
Well that’s certainly interesting … dot dot dot …
Jed Hoyer Calls 2019 Cubs Defense and Baserunning a “Massive Failure” – There’s So Much Room to Improve
An under-the-hood area where the Cubs lost a huge number of wins last year.
Rizzo approves of the new leadoff man. Darvish keeps on being thoughtful. RSNs having some issues.
Maybe that was part of the problem?
That’s how it works.
WOW: Kris Bryant Offered to Lead Off This Year for the Cubs, and He’s Likely Gonna Get a Shot (UPDATE: It’s Happening)
Kris Bryant: Leadoff Hitter. Let’s DO IT.
This really could go a ton of different ways.
Pretty hard to see how this would work, but the Padres clearly want Senzel from the Reds.
Báez Leading, Bryant Smiling, Commissioner Tries to Salvage the Piece of Metal, and Other Cubs Bullets
Good stuff on Báez and Bryant, less good stuff on the Commissioner and the Players Association.
Guys got all fancy today for Picture Day.
I am digging this, and I’m ready to focus on this team as constructed.