Perhaps the biggest news of the day for Cubs’ fans was Tom Ricketts making the rounds on sports-talk radio ahead of Cubs Con this weekend. While Ricketts didn’t share any surprising news, he touched on what has bothered most fans this season: a lack of signings.
At a Joe Maddon charity event Monday night, Joe said he’s talked with Schwarber and Happ the most this offseason, simply based on their seasons last year. He expects bounce backs/improvements across the board.
Pitchers and catchers report in less than four weeks, spring training starts in five weeks, and yet the top free-agent shortstop (Machado), right-fielder (Harper), center-fielder (Pollock) and reliever (Ottavino) are all still available.
Just like the finely tuned athletes, we enjoy watching who is playing for the Chicago Cubs, fans like us need to prepare themselves for the season ahead.
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