SCOTTSDALE, Arizona -- Skies have cleared, although it's quite a bit cooler than it was last week. Temperatures are expected in the upper 60s today. (Yeah, I know. No sympathy from those of you in the cold Midwest or Northeast.)
As we know, there was a meeting this morning involving Mike Quade, all his coaches, and Jim Hendry and Randy Bush, to help bring the roster decisions that must be made soon into focus. We should know more about some of those decisions either later today or tomorrow. Let's hope they put loyalty and dollar issues aside and do what's right for the team.
Today, Ryan Dempster will face the Dodgers at Camelback Ranch. The other Cubs who should throw today are the relievers who didn't get to pitch yesterday: Jeff Samardzija, Jeff Stevens, John Grabow and Scott Maine. Dempster will face the Dodgers' Chad Billingsley. Among other Dodgers who may pitch today: Jonathan Broxton, Matt Guerrier, Hong-Chih Kuo, Ramon Troncoso, Travis Schlichting, Lance Cormier and Scott Elbert. Complete lineups after the jump.
Fukudome RF Colvin LF Byrd CF Pena 1B Soto C Baker 3B DeWitt 2B Barney SS Dempster P
Furcal SS Paul CF Ethier RF Uribe 3B Gibbons 1B Gimenez LF Barajas C Velez 2B Billingsley P
Here's all the media information for today.
MLB.com Gameday for today's game
Here is the complete MLB.com Mediacenter for today. Today's game will again be televised on the MLB Network and will be on MLB.com with Len Kasper and Mick Gillispie.
There will be an overflow thread posting at 4:30 p.m. CDT. As usual, the overflow thread will NOT post on the front page but will be in the "Recent Stories In Game Threads" box on the right sidebar. If you need an extra overflow thread beyond that one, post it in the FanShot section.
Discuss amongst yourselves.