Someone do this research: Has this season had the fewest number of Cubs' telecasts that finished within their anticipated broadcast window? I'm thinking about all the rain delays and extra inning affairs.
From Comcast SportsNet
- The recently retired Carlos Zambrano says he'll be in Chicago if the Cubs win a World Series.
- Mike Olt has been freed and he'll feature a new batting stance for his fresh start in September.
- Pitching prospect Pierce Johnson is learning to ride baseball's ups and downs. The righty hopes to be big league ready next season. The link includes an interview with Pierce. I know people are worried about his walk rate and that concern is justified. But did you notice he gave up just 64 hits in 102⅔ IP?
- With Starlin Castro's season likely finished, has he played his last game as a Cub?
- Jorge Soler told the Cubs "this is my time, watch me."
- Albert Almora's stat line doesn't stand out, but he feels he grew a lot this year.
From Cubs Den
- Here's a much-too-early look at the 2015 Draft. I'm all for these, but it'd be a little more instructive at the end of the month when we know where the Cubs' first selection will be. With that in mind, get to work, Tim Huwe.
- CD site writer Mike Moody is no longer rooting against the Cubs.
- Cub fans are developing some swagger.
- The Cubs hope a new approach will pay off for Mike Olt.
- The Cubs' youth movement is forging ahead.
- Jorge Soler fires lasers from his right arm.
- The first Cubs' scout who saw Jorge Soler knew he'd be special.
- The Cubs and White Sox have joined together to help fund youth baseball.
- Jorge Soler has confidence, which is producing quality at bats.
From the Chicago Sun-Times
- Starlin Castro's injury has sparked trade rumors. Of course, those rumors are fueled by Gordo himself.
- Theo Epstein isn't worried about Javier Baez' struggles at the plate.
- The team's youngsters will see a steady diet of contenders.
From the Daily Herald
- Still nothing of use.
Today's food for thought