Enjoy the extended weekend, everyone.
From Comcast SportsNet
- There will be no quick fixes for the Cubs.
- As the Cubs rebuild, the gap may be widening in the NL Central.
- How long will the Cubs keep Jeff Samardzija and Matt Garza together?
- Is Darwin Barney part of the core?
- The $52 million question: how to fix Edwin Jackson.
From Cubs Den
- "Hanging with the Cool" returns, checking in on Barry Rozner. In my opinion, if you're missing Rozner's writing, you're not really missing anything.
- The Cubs continue to struggle against left-handed pitching, but ditching the platoons is the wrong move.
- Despite frustrating losses, the Cubs are making some non-linear progress.
- Draft update: lots of good little nuggets.
- Mounting losses are gnawing on Alfonso Soriano.
- The Cub starters are full of quality, but the offense is struggling to score.
- The Cubs and their affiliates will raise money for Oklahoma tornado victims.
- Lots of comments from Dale Sveum. He thinks his pitchers need to make better use of scouting reports. Except for Travis Wood, who is getting better at following the game plan. The manager also says it's on Edwin Jackson to figure things out. And Anthony Rizzo shouldn't let pitchers dictate his approach.
- Frustration is mounting with Edwin Jackson.
- Jeff Samardzija thinks Brian Urlacher was absolutely perfect for the Chicago Bears.
- Are line-ups against lefties about to change?
- If you need a hitter, you should call a Cubs' pitcher.
- (Audio) Darwin Barney talks about his hitting surge.
- Kevin Gregg answered fan questions.
- Scott Feldman's (trade) value is on the rise.
- Dale Sveum thinks the team's record is "mind boggling". I imagine several fans would categorize some of Dale's decisions in the same way.
- The Cubs unpleasant present makes a bright future seem farther away.
- (Video) Anthony Rizzo says his new contract isn't adding any pressure.
From the Chicago Sun-Times
- The team's line-up is filled with placeholders until the "kids" are ready.
- Ozzie Guillen is interested in helping out the Cubs.
Today's food for thought
- Sydney, Australia, lights up in a cool way.