One of these weeks, the Cubs are going to get through a round of COVID-19 testing without any issues, delays, or hiccups.
But clearly, this is not that week. Another set of tests are delayed beyond 48 hours (so freaking unacceptable), which means six Cubs players are being held out today from the intrasquad game. Again I say: imagine this was a game day during the regular season. The Cubs would suddenly be without six players, not because they tested positive or were otherwise injured, but because the Cubs are doing the responsible thing and holding guys out when they don’t have test results back. Do we REALLY want to put those kinds of decisions in the hands of individual teams? Do we REALLY want to create a massive competitive disadvantage for teams that do the right thing? Just get your shit together, MLB.
On the bright side, it at least means some prospects are coming along to Wrigley Field to get in on the action. So that’s kinda cool:
A group of Cubs players are still awaiting test results from Monday, so the team is adding Robel Garcia, Chris Morel, Brennen Davis and Miguel Amaya from the South Bend camp for today’s scrimmage at Wrigley Field.
— Patrick Mooney (@PJ_Mooney) July 15, 2020
I don’t expect the Cubs would bring along the four players (three prospects) without getting them some game action today, so that will be an enjoyable bit from the broadcast on Marquee.