There’s been a lack of real Cubs news this offseason.
This, you already know. Thus, we have filled this space with rumors, retrospectives and other history pieces.
Now, though, I have actual Cubs news for you!
Cubs’ Spring Training dates:— Jordan Bastian (@MLBastian) January 9, 2020
Feb. 11: Pitchers/catchers report
Feb. 12: First workout
Feb. 16: Full squad reports
Feb. 17: First full-squad workout
February 11... let’s see, that’s... brings out calculator... 33 days from now. That’s fewer than five weeks!
February 11 is a Tuesday, and so the first pitcher/catcher sessions will be on a Wednesday. February 16 is a Sunday, so the first full-squad workout will be on a Monday, and that date, February 17, also happens to be Presidents Day. Thus lots of schools will be closed, so I’d expect fairly large crowds to watch the first full-squad workout led by new manager David Ross and his revamped coaching staff.
Just five days after the first full-squad workout, the Cubs will play their first spring-training game, Saturday, February 22 at Sloan Park vs. the Oakland Athletics.
Baseball is almost here!