When thinking about the "ruining the rebuild" story, I half imagine the team getting together and having a 'Major League' moment. But I'm not sure Dale Sveum can pull off a Lou Brown and I'm pretty certain the Ricketts family isn't trying to knock attendance down to move the team to Miami.
From Comcast SportsNet
- Anthony Rizzo is feeling supported by the Cubs during the WBC.
- (Video) Javier Baez and Jorge Soler are nearing the end of their time in big league camp. You can hear from Javy by clicking on the link.
- Despite injury issues, Ian Stewart feels like third base is his job until (unless) the team tells him otherwise.
- Edwin Jackson's turnaround began on the other side of town.
From Cubs Den
- The Anarchist's Brunch is committed.
- Some of his teammates may have pranked prospect phenom Javier Baez.
- And not really from Cubs Den, but I saw this running in their feed. Baseball Prospectus has ranked Junior Lake's arm as the best infield arm in the minors.
- (Video only) Shawn Camp reflects on a long career.
- (Video and article) Even Rizzo is surprised by the Italian success in the WBC.
- David DeJesus defended his bunting crown.
- Manager Dale Sveum wants to see more production at the plate.
- Jeff Samardzija made big strides with his latest start.
- (Video) Anthony Rizzo and Dale Sveum talked about the young first baseman playing in the WBC.
- Javier Baez still has work to do.
- The Cub big leaguers are hoping to throw something of a wrench in the rebuilding plan. How? By contending.
- Kyuji Fujikawa has been impressive so far. Chris Rusin is also being noticed.
- Bruce Levine says the Cubs can't afford to cut injured third baseman Ian Stewart.
- (Video) Shark talks about his last start.
- (Video) Sveum talks about Ian Stewart and the soon to be famous Nate the Video Guy.
From the Chicago Sun-Times (can read a paragraph, register to read the rest)
- Trade speculation around Alfonso Soriano just won't quit.
- The Cubs' offense is going from bat to worse.
From the Daily Herald (registry required for all)
- The turnaround for Alfonso Soriano has inspired confidence in the Cub coaches.
Today's food for thought
- This happens a couple times a season, but this occasion just has a spring training feel. A ball girl, advertising for a popular restaurant chain where every guy swears they go for the food, picked up a fair ball.