Cubs News and Notes: Javy bomb, Bote interview, Bryant's future, David Ross odds, more
|Tuesday, March 9, 2021, 4:28 PM- -|
Hello, Cubs fans out there! I hope everyone is having a great day.
Check out the latest news, photos, and tidbits from spring training with the Cubbies with our latest edition of Cubs News and Notes.
We will try to have this feature several times a week, so everyone gets a summary of what is happening regularly at Cubs camp.
Let's get right to all the Cubs notes!
Javy Baez smacked a three-run homer yesterday and it was beautful:
Javy from all angles. pic.twitter.com/BIbWZ7G4jc— Marquee Sports Network (@WatchMarquee) March 9, 2021
David Bote talked about having fans back at Wrigley in the following in-game interview:
Check out Dustin's three takeaways from the Cubs win against the Rangers:
Kris Bryant talked to the media Tuesday about spring training action.
"My mind is clear. I’m here," he said via Cubs beat writer Patrick Mooney. "I’m present. I enjoy the new faces around me. I enjoy my time at home. It’s a good feeling. I like to see fans in the stands again. “I’m not looking at it as my last year. Who knows what year it could be? I could have 10 more years here. Who knows? I could come back as a coach. I could live in Chicago. I don’t know.”
Speaking of Bryant, here are some projections for the upcoming season including his:
Cubs manager David Ross has 10/1 odds to win National League Manager of the Year in 2021, according to oddsmakers:
Vegas Line @betonline_ag have both Tony La Russa and David Ross 10/1 shots to win manager of the year award in each league. Toronto skipper Charlie Montoyo and Atlanta’s Brian Snitker both favorites to win at 7/1.— Bruce Levine (@MLBBruceLevine) March 9, 2021
Happy Birthday to talented youngster Miguel Amaya:
Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo concentrating on the details during workouts on Tuesday:
see the ball, be the ball pic.twitter.com/PCWg4QHgH4— Marquee Sports Network (@WatchMarquee) March 9, 2021
Interesting photo of David Ross with two diehard Cubs fans -- Bill Murray and Nick Offerman. What a trio to hang out with.
Cubs President of Business Operations Crane Kenney talked to 670 The Score about having some fans back at Wrigley in 2021:
A video of some of the changes at Wrigley Field for 2021 because of COVID-19 safety precautions:
While a lot has changed since we were last together, our commitment to you remains the same: We will provide a safe, clean and friendly environment for you to enjoy Cubs baseball. https://t.co/JEZ0IU920j#CubTogether pic.twitter.com/rFXp8Kvtwh— Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) March 9, 2021
Some rare footage of Brad Wieck throwing for one of the first times at Cubs camp:
Brad Wieck sighting (with Jake Marisnick batting). pic.twitter.com/hDgD0UWQCz— Jordan Bastian (@MLBastian) March 9, 2021
Here is a throwback picture of Andre 'Hawk' Dawson in an Expos jersey and cap:
Andre Dawson's sacrifice March 9, 1987 saw him sign a "fill in the blank'' cheque with the @cubs after he left the #expos. There's a chapter on that in my upcoming book Never Forgotten available now thru pre-order at @chaptersindigo, later on @amazon. pic.twitter.com/stjC7var4X— Danny Gallagher (@dannogallagher7) March 9, 2021
Check out this rare photo of Chicago White Sox manager Tony LaRussa in a Cubs uniform from his baseball card back in 1974:
Good morning all! Up on the blog today, we have a "missing" 1974 card for future Hall of Fame manager Tony LaRussa, who appeared in one game during the 1973 season with the @Cubs : https://t.co/61Ybdzc1Vl @70sBaseball pic.twitter.com/aOeNLMpq2F— Gio/wthballs blog (@wthballs) March 9, 2021