Latest news and rumors: Ricketts’ budget comments, Ottavino signs, PED suspension and more

Latest news and rumors: Ricketts’ budget comments, Ottavino signs, PED suspension and more

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.

Latest news and rumors: Maddon talks Harper, Happ on Russell, Cubs sign pitcher, more

Latest news and rumors: Maddon talks Harper, Happ on Russell, Cubs sign pitcher, more

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.

Call the repairman, I think the Hot Stove may be broke
Call the repairman, I think the Hot Stove may be broke
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.

What to do while waiting for Spring Training
What to do while waiting for Spring Training
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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