I had the Wiffle Ball show on (see below) while making dinner Monday. Kinda fun to watch.
From Comcast SportsNet
- After beating Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw, the Cubs think the talent gap is closing. I think that is a drastic over-reaction, but I like the sentiment.
- The Arizona Fall League will be a real showcase for Javier Baez and Kris Bryant, among other Cub prospects. Nice note near the end: Dale Sveum lives near Mesa in the offseason, so he'll have an extra chance to watch many of these players in action.
- One of those "other" prospects is Arodys Vizcaino. The front office wants to get a long look at his electric stuff during the fall.
- Money Badger Javier Baez has helped lead Double-A Tennessee to the playoffs. This link includes and interview with and highlights of Javy.
- Donnie Murphy is just hoping to stick with the Cubs. So far, so good, Donnie Baseball.
- In case you missed it, CSN aired Kerry Wood's "Woody's Wiffle Ball Classic". You can watch it here. Surely, this is must-see-tv for Easy Ed.
From Cubs Den
- The Cubs aren't doomed in 2014. The best line: progress isn't linear.
- Don't expect too many call-ups come September.
- Jake Arrieta has been walking right into losses. Throw strikes, big fella.
- Anthony Rizzo watched the Cubs win on a rare off day.
From the Chicago Tribune
- (Video) Dioner Navarro talks about besting Clayton Kershaw.
- Dale Sveum is eager to see the Cubs' future in the Arizona Fall League.
- Edwin Jackson is still searching for consistency.
- Dale Sveum thinks poor clutch hitting has offset better pitching (compared to last year).
From the Chicago Sun-Times
- Mike Quade has a few regrets, but is glad for his chance with the Cubs.
- Former Cub Ron Cey isn't a fan of sell-offs. Of course, the first line of the article gives you all the context you need.
- Advanced metrics will be a part of awarding Gold Gloves for the first time later this year.
Today's food for thought
- Here are 31 beautiful sights on Earth.