Cub Tracks also wants to extend condolences to the family, colleagues and friends of Jim Corno. He was one of those highly influential people working largely behind the scenes of Chicago sports.
From Comcast SportsNet
- The Cubs are counting on a wake-up call sparking Starlin Castro.
- CSN mourned the loss of Jim Corno, who helped develop cable sports in Chicago. The Cubs were among those remembering Corno.
- The Cubs are interested in starting pitchers, including Masahiro Tanaka.
- Rick Renteria hopes Jeff Samardzija is part of the solution.
- The Cubs are still working with the rooftop owners on resolutions.
From Cubs Den
- Luis Valbuena is becoming even more versatile this offseason.
- The Cubs are looking for veteran leaders to add to their youth movement.
- The closer competition will be wide open.
- Rick Renteria is capitalizing on these Winter Meetings.
- Rick Renteria is aiming for a clear message for his Cubs.
- (Video) The new manager is also, of course, excited to get started. I really liked listening to Renteria's take on authority and earning the trust of his players.
- Jed Hoyer acknowledged that not having a better bullpen last season was one of the front office's biggest regrets.
- Rick Renteria is ok with a competition to see who will be the closer.
- Renteria is also embracing the challenge of the NL Central.
- Starlin Castro's agent thinks his client will have a bounce back season.
- A couple of local scouts were honored Wednesday night at the Winter Meetings.
From the Chicago Sun-Times
- Gordo says the Cubs are taking a very different approach to "core players" Starlin Castro and Jeff Samardzija.
- Then the next day, he thinks the market is drying up.
- H/T to Cubs Den. Through The Fence has a look at the top 50 high school prospects for next year's draft.
Today's food for thought
- These videos give new meaning to the term "bird's eye view."