Morning Marquee: Chicago Cubs still in search of first win this spring


The Chicago Cubs are still looking for their first Spring Training win after falling to the Texas Rangers 6-4 on Sunday. Jake Arrieta made his debut, allowing a run in his two innings of work. Eric Jokisch, hoping to earn a roster spot, didn’t make a very solid case allowing four runs on six hits. Albert Almora continues to impress this spring, while Javier Baez–who struck out three times–is showing there is still work to do.

When the Cubs acquired Billy McKinney from the Oakland A’s last season, there wasn’t a lot of attention paid to him. The outfielder continues to impress those within the organization, and is just one more piece in the plethora of talent the farm system has. Finding a place for McKinney will be the most difficult, unless he forces the issue.

Beware! Bobbleheads are multiplying, and in the process are now life-sized in the form of Yasiel Puig! Okay, maybe it’s just a costume, but it’s clear the bobblehead craze isn’t going anywhere. So if you’re looking for a Halloween costume, have you considered a life-size Anthony Rizzo bobblehead? You should.

These and other stories from around the league:

‘Cubs rally falls short, lose to Rangers 6-4’ – Cubbies Crib

‘Chicago Cubs: Is Billy McKinney a hidden gem?’ – Cubbies Crib

‘This life-sized Yasiel Puig bobblehead is pure nightmare fuel’ – Cut4

‘Pedro Alvarez injury is Andrew Lambo’s opportunity’ – Rum Bunter

‘Surgery could end Cliff Lee’s season, possibly career’ –

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