After a small, and very reasonable, request, I'm going to try and remember to mark all links that are strictly video to help you have your speaker volume ready Because I don't want to be the reason your boss finds out you're spending hours on BCB instead of completing your TPS reports.
From Comcast SportsNet
- Video: Cub fans recap the 2013 "CubsCon".
- Video and article: Marty Pevey was introduced as the new manager of the Iowa Cubs.
- CTL video: Can the Cubs contend by 2015? Gosh, I hope so.
- Scott Baker says he's ready to show off the progress of his recovery. He says he's ready to get started with his teammates rather than starting more slowly.
- This was in a previously-posted FanShot, but Brett Jackson has no plans to go to Iowa. He's intent on showing the big club he belongs.
- Video: Hot Stove panelists discuss the "Soriano Effect".
- Video: Hot Stove discusses the Cubs avoiding arbitration with Jeff Samardzija.
- Future Zygote Alert! Patrick Mooney says the Cubs are already on the clock with the second pick in this summer's draft. I assume this is news to the Astros.
- Nate Schierholtz thinks he's ready to make his mark.
- Video: Mayor Rahm Emanuel says there will be no taxpayer money for Wrigley Field.
- Video: Will the Cubs and Sammy Sosa ever make good?
- Speaking of Sammy, he thinks the Cubs should retire his number.
From Cubs Den
- Taking a look at the Cubs top moves of 2012. Here are numbers 12 through 6 of the countdown. And here are the top six.
- Cub notes: Looking at Jorge Soler's swing and where he'll start the year, the shrinking trade market for Alfonso Soriano, and who likes Brooks Raley.
- Alderman Tom Tunney says he's not opposed to easing the city's landmark status for Wrigley Field, which is a key component to the proposed renovation plans.
From the Chicago Sun-Times
- Gordo says Cub fans are more worried about rebuilding the team than rebuilding Wrigley. My two cents: the two things are linked, at least a little bit (revenue matters).
From the Daily Herald
- Renovating Wrigley is long past due.
- The Pitch & Hit Club will honor former Cub reliever Goose Gossage. Oh, and a guy that most Cub fans are glad has retired.
Today's food for thought