Fired Up About What Might Be Happening, Mets Sale Fails, Spring Training, and Other Cubs Bullets

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Fired Up About What Might Be Happening, Mets Sale Fails, Spring Training, and Other Cubs Bullets

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The kids were just asking me yesterday when some snow might come so I can sling them around the yard on an innertube. And we all woke up this morning to snow. I guess I better start stretching.

  • I don’t know if it was the after-effects of the Mookie Betts trade (still not completed, by the way!), it being the final Friday before Spring Training, or just the accumulating silence after Kris Bryant’s grievance decision came down (that was the hold-up, right?! RIGHT?! WELL?!?), but I got real saucy this morning. Not so much angry, because “things” are still possible. But I’m just kind of deep in my own frustration right now about how this offseason – especially when thinking about last offseason and next offseason – has played out.
  • So I fired away:

  • To put that screed another way:

  • I still expect the front office to figure this out. There’s too much riding on not getting it wrong. But I can’t deny the frustration.
  • Meanwhile, in other organizational failings, the Mets’ deal to sell the team to Steve Cohen fell apart (reports suggest the Wilpons tried to change the terms late, but they deny it), and now they will apparently still look to sell the team, though. So there may eventually be relief for Mets fans.
  • MLB is aiming to wrap up its investigation of the Red Sox’s sign-stealing impropriety before camps open, so that would mean very soon.
  • Fancy ESPN Spring Broadcast coming March 2:

  • In theory, every Cubs Spring Training game will be televised this year, which is a bounty for nerds like us, though until and unless a deal gets done with Comcast, Marquee won’t be available to half of the Cubs fans in the Chicago area.
  • Cubs fans were apparently a problem for the White Sox a century ago:



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.