Sunday Night Links…


Lets take a look at some links circulating around the web regarding the Cubs.

  • MLB Trade Rumors had a good read on Friday when they looked at the future of the Cubs.  Mentioning that if the Cubs do not have a successful year this season, their roster could see a dramatic overturn next off season as Ted Lilly, Derrek Lee, and Aramis Ramirez could all leave via free agency.  But like they mentioned, that may not be as bad as how it sounds. As the Cubs could find themselves with a lot of open money if all three left, and may be big spenders in free agency.  Out of the three I would have to say that Lee and Lilly are the most expendable. Out of the three, I would have to say that Lee and Lilly are the most expendable.
  • Starlin Castro was the latest victim in the roster cuts. The 20 year old top prospect was sent to the minor league camp along with Brad Snyder on Saturday. Castro was very impressive this spring, as he hit .423 and have many people anxiously waiting to see him in the majors.
  • Things could be moving forward on the Cubs interest in Jason Frasor. According to a report from Bruce Levine, the Cubs have had their top scouts following Frasor at all the Blue Jays spring games, while the Jays have been scouting all of the Cubs games. Basically the same ol’ tune you’ve been hearing for the past two months, however with the Twins losing their closer Joe Nathan for the season, I would not be surprised to see them make a run at Frasor.
  • Lou Piniella plans to talk to his coaching staff about the open spots on the Cubs bench tomorrow. The Cubs have a few decisions to make regarding the bench one being who is going to be the fifth outfielder in Tyler Colvin, Sam Fuld, or Jim Aducci. And who is going to be the 25th man as Bobby Scales, Darwin Barney, Andres Blanco, Kevin Millar, Chad Tracy, and Micah Hoffpauir are all in consideration for the spot.
  • For the First time since he was 10 years old Greg Maddux was in the stands to watch a baseball game.  As one of his many roles as special assistant to GM Jim Hendry is scouting.