Northside Show Hosts Benjamin J. Denen and Lenny Arquilla discuss early Spring Training notes regarding the closer role, who is leading off, and what the Cubs plan to do with second base. Also, how does the Fernando Tatis Jr. extension impact players like Javier Baez, Kris Bryant, and Anthony Rizzo?
While the Cubs certainly need to pursue viable free agents that alter their lineup construction, the overall tenor of 2021’s offense will rely upon the changes made by the already existing roster.
Continuing The Dugout’s 2021 Projection Series, Lenny Arquilla offers up his expectations for the Cubs’ David Bote.
So, as hard as it is to say goodbye to a broadcaster that has provided the soundtrack to this era of Cubs baseball—the most successful in franchise history—I can’t help but feel happy for him as he writes the next chapter in his already storied career. The White Sox are getting one of the best in the business. Thank you for the memories, Len Kasper. You will be sorely missed.
As expected, the Cubs have made some decisions that will not sit well with much of the fanbase. The breakup of the 2016 championship core has officially begun, and I have to admit I’m more than a little salty about it.
Tonight’s 7pm deadline to tender contracts to arbitration eligible players could rock the MLB-universe. The Cubs are among the teams that could make some wild cuts to their roster.
Austin Bloomberg and Patrick Flowers went to the hypothetical negotiating table for several hours on Monday and eventually came to terms on a deal to send Kris Bryant to the White Sox in exchange for a three-player package.
Despite the angst building-up over the Cubs’ offseason, there’s little reason to believe a surprise non-tender will occur on December 2.
On today’s episode of the Northside Show Hosts Austin Bloomberg and Benjamin J. Denen discuss the historic hiring of Kim Ng by the Miami Marlins. They also take a look at the Cy Young voting, update their errors last week in the Manager of the Year projections, and take a look at the Cubs next steps in their offseason plans. In particular, they discussed Kris Bryant and the Cubs possible interest in Ha-Seong Kim.
As Hot Stove season begins to take shape, it feels like it’s going to be another cold winter for Cubs fans.