Here's the latest from around the web:
From Comcast SportsNet Chicago:
- What did Kris Bryant learn about his 2014 season? For one, despite hitting 43 homers and driving in 110 runs while posting a 1.098 OPS, he feels that he could have done even better. Now that's moxie. (Does anyone use the word moxie anymore?)
- The Cubs are looking ahead to the 2015 draft and are also hoping that timing ends up on their side when it comes to Yoan Moncada.
From ESPN Chicago:
- Jesse Rogers reaches into the Twitter mailbag and answers some fan tweets.
From the Chicago Tribune via RedEye Chicago:
- Theo Epstein wants fans to hold the front office accountable; Joe Maddon plans on holding the young players accountable as well.
From the Chicago Sun-Times:
- More news on the rooftop lawsuit from Kim Janssen, including a couple of choice quotes from Crane Kenney to the rooftop owners.
From Cubs Den:
- Can the Cubs be a team for all seasons? Or to put it another way, can they finally stop having bad Aprils?
- You probably know that the two teams with the worst strikeout rates in baseball last season were the Cubs and the Astros. John Arguello looks at the roads they both have taken this offseason in light of that statistic.
From Chicago Cubs Online:
- Before the convention got started last Friday, Theo Epstein spoke with Steve Phillips and Todd Hollandsworth during The Leadoff Spot on MLB Network Radio.
- Rob Willer opens the stat book and takes a look at the numbers behind Kyle Hendricks' impressive 2014 season.
From Cubbies Crib:
- Many people are annoyed by the constant fighting between the Cubs and the rooftops. That includes Nicholas Blazek.
- Who might be the Cubs' X-factor in 2015? Carlos Polanco puts his money on Jake Arrieta.
From Chicago Cubs 101:
- Tim Duxbury gives his views of the Cubs' most underrated and overrated moves of the offseason.
- Apparently there's still buzz going around about the Cubs trading Welington Castillo... that or it's the same old buzz just being refreshed with a new coat of paint. Duxbury looks at three potential landing spots for him.
- With the trade of Luis Valbuena, it's one more shot at redemption for Mike Olt.
From Cubs Insider:
- The discussion continues regarding the defensive woes of Dexter Fowler, with Tommy Cook saying that current defensive metrics are -- well, bad.
- Rumor-gate: Evan Altman reports on the rumblings that the price of a beer at Wrigley Field might be going up to $10.
Today's food for thought:
- Looking for ideas for a new house? Here are some houses and other buildings that stand on legs.
- If you're a fan of taking naps, here's how to nap like a professional.
- And just when you think you've seen everything, the face of E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial has been spotted -- in a tree stump.