#CubsCon Rolling On, the Player Perspective on Not Making Additions, and Other Bullets

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#CubsCon Rolling On, the Player Perspective on Not Making Additions, and Other Bullets

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Apologies for the late and quick Bullets, but I’m taking in the Convention right now, and we’ll have more on whatever shakes loose later on. I will note that at Theo Epstein’s panel just now, he did say this:

So. No real questions there. The budget is limiting what the front office can do right now, in terms of adding players.

  • On that topic, Kris Bryant offers a different kind of perspective on the lack of a major offensive addition this offseason, and – coming from a player – I really dig it (Cubs.com): “Honestly, I understand some of the fan frustration. But, as a player, that feels pretty good, knowing that your owner, and your president and GM all trust the team that we have. That means something to us, knowing that, ‘Hey, we don’t really need another addition, because we know that the talent that we have is pretty dang good.’ I like the team we have. A lot of these guys have been on that [2016] World Series team.”
  • Also, Bryant on his shoulder:

  • Sounds like Sonny Gray could be moved this weekend, and it very well could be to the Reds:

  • The Cubs have style:

  • The Opening Ceremonies, if you couldn’t watch:

  • And Ryan Dempster’s Super Happy Fun Hour:

  • Let’s hope this didn’t quite come out the way Joe Maddon intended:

  • This would certainly be wild:


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