On Friday the Cubs announced their broadcast team for the new Marquee Network. Shortly thereafter, Jordan Bastian tweeted that the team was working on deals with several streaming services as well.
The winter hasn’t been a ton of fun, but the somber tone for Cubs Con seemed to start with Jed Hoyer’s pre-convention appearance yesterday afternoon on 670 The Score.
“First of all, payroll doesn’t solve all your problems. The top payrolls last year didn’t even make the playoffs, and we were one of them.” -Tom Ricketts
The first day of Cubs Con 2020 is in the books and there were a ton of highlights and notes.
The firing of Alex Cora in Boston and the dismissal of Carlos Beltran in New York (Mets) doesn’t mark the end of this whole thing, as Rob Manfred will still be doling out punishments.
Ross on KB: “I expect him to be there [on Opening Day]. I think the fans should expect him to be there.”
We are still in the middle of free agency, but we are also now at the point where spring training is less than two months away so we can start diving into what to expect from teams going forward.
The Athletic’s Mark Craig received an interesting call on Wednesday; it was Sammy Sosa.
Theo Epstein has signed another reliever to a team-friendly contract.
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