Keep the good news coming, guys.
From Comcast SportsNet
- In case you missed it, the Cubs signed first round pick Kyle Schwarber. He's already reported to the Low-A Boise Hawks, whose season begins Friday.
- The team also re-upped its affiliate agreement with the Tennessee Smokies, who will remain the Cubs' Double-A affiliate.
- Crane Kenney is staying in the picture with Wrigley plans and media deals. Goodness, I wish the Cubs had someone competent doing this.
- Writers keep looking for superlatives and comparisons for Kris Bryant. How about this one: Cal Ripken, Jr.
- Neil Ramirez is proving he belongs in the big leagues.
From Cubs Den
- This should be music to your ears, though many will have their doubts. But GM Jed Hoyer says the Cubs will need to spend to add veterans to the prospects who are coming soon. Cubs Den runs through some offseason options.
- The idea of a five-tool player may need some re-thinking.
- A series of Cub notes covers all sorts of stuff.
- Here's a detailed guest scouting report on Kyle Schwarber.
- Anthony Rizzo reflected back on his big league debut.
- Rizzo and friends need your help at the ballot box.
- Fans can have a Catch at the Confines.
- Mike Olt is confident he can snap out of his slump.
- The Pirates called up a phenom. Meanwhile, the Cubs are still waiting on theirs.
- Anthony Rizzo has a legit shot at the All-Star Game. And not just cause one Cub has to go.
- You've always wanted to ask Jake Arrieta a question, haven't you?
- Mike Olt has been benched, but not demoted.
- Starlin Castro has rebounded nicely.
- With the team playing better, there's less of a reason to rush prospects.
- His college coach thinks Kyle Schwarber is "extremely ready."
- Patience is paying off for Chris Coghlan.
- The Cubs are going to City Hall to fight for a remote parking lot.
From the Chicago Sun-Times
- The timetable for Cub prospects hasn't changed.
- The Cubs' recent stretch of better play isn't likely to stave off a sell-off.
From the Daily Herald
- Nothing of consequence.
- Fangraphs looks at the art of "selling" baseball players in the mid-summer months.
- And MiLB says Kris Bryant's stock is up. It also mentions something he might have to work on.
Today's food for thought