I've got 2:1 odds a Cub-related event makes Al come back early.
From Comcast SportsNet
- It looks like CSN will do a "State of the Cubs" series, position-by-position. It starts behind the plate.
From Cubs Den
- Some Cubs notes look at topics like: Teams calling about Jeff Samardzija, whether the team would be interested in Bronson Arroyo, money that might be available for Masahiro Tanaka, and whether we should all be scoping out Starbucks.
- Nate Schierholtz is under consideration for the Hank Aaron Award.
- The team's blue-chip outfield prospects, Albert Almora and Jorge Soler, are excited to get started in the Arizona Fall League. Play out in Arizona starts today.
- The season review continues by going to the mound for the starting pitchers.
From the Chicago Tribune
- Javier Baez was named the third best prospect in the Florida State League. That's not bad since he was only in the league about half the year.
From the Chicago Sun-Times
- Nothing of consequence.
From the Daily Herald
- The manager search is on as the Cubs start to bring in candidates.
Today's food for thought
- If you are stuck waiting in an airport, these are the best for waiting out a layover.