Spring Training Miscellany: It's a Losing Streak! At Least Javy Baez is Now Up to 110%

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Spring Training Miscellany: It’s a Losing Streak! At Least Javy Baez is Now Up to 110%

Chicago Cubs

Obscured in the dust kicked up by Jake Arrieta finally signing and the creative terms in his deal, the Cubs were playing a baseball game today. And although Kyle Schwarber went really deep, the Cubs lost to the A’s 7-2. Chris Gimenez went back-to-back with Schwarber, and that accounted for all the Cubs’ scoring.

That’s two losses in a row for the Cactus League Cubs! Sacre bleu! How will they rebound?!

  • Justin Wilson threw yet another walk-less inning, and I dig that. He did give up a solo home run, but man, for a veteran reliever, I’d much rather see that in a spring appearance than a walk or two.
  • Meanwhile, Justin Grimm continues to get knocked around a bit this Spring. He’s your presumptive favorite for that 8th reliever spot, but because the Cubs could save a couple million bucks if he’s not the guy, I don’t think we can assume he’s going to get the job no matter what happens this Spring.
  • On the health front:

Author: Brett Taylor

Brett Taylor is the Editor and Lead Cubs Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation and @Brett_A_Taylor.