I like Rick Renteria's attitude. And he's going to need it.
From Comcast SportsNet
- 2013 was a historically bad season for Chicago baseball.
From Cubs Den
- It is looking more like the Cubs will hang onto Jeff Samardzija. And that might be their best strategy.
- The Moody News looks at some of the remaining free agents.
- Or jump ahead to the 2015 free agent class, if you prefer.
- Cubs Den believes the team can win the bidding for Masahiro Tanaka.
- Rick Renteria is an unrelenting - and unapologetic - optimist.
- The team's deal with reliever Jose Veras is official.
- MLB is a little wary Masahiro Tanaka may attempt to repay his Japanese club for letting him come to the U.S.
- There are lots of room and amenities for the Cubs in their new spring training facility.
- (H/T to Cubs Den) Baseball Prospectus examines Masahiro Tanaka's mechanics ($).
Today's food for thought