The Chicago Cubs Kris Bryant has been all over the news this spring. First in part to his ridiculous numbers, followed very closely by his service time issue. While the Cubs are within their rights to go the path that they’re going, it’s possible the MLBPA could file a grievance if Bryant begins in Triple-A. The issue is not a new one is baseball, but the union filing a grievance could be the start of changing the way the system is setup–helping to avoid these types of things in the future.
Many of the Cubs took part in the “Respect Bald” campaign in support of kids with cancer. Anthony Rizzo, who is a cancer survivor, and 25 other teammates had their heads shaved in support of the cause. Even manager Joe Maddon shaved his head. The effort helped raise $12,000 to help aid in finding a cure.
It’s looking more and more that the Cubs will open the season with three catchers on the 25-man roster. And the one that everyone expected to be traded by this point is the one shining in Cubs’ camp. Welington Castillo, who appeared to be the odd man out with the arrival of Miguel Montero and David Ross had been the best hitter in camp by far. How far into the season this goes is yet to be seen.
These stories and more from around the league:
‘The Cubs’ Kris Bryant service time issue is a familiar one’ – Cubbies Crib
‘Rizzo, Cubs shave heads in support of kids with cancer’ – Cubbies Crib
‘Cubs’ roster to feature three catchers?’ – Cubbies Crib
‘Mo’ne Davis: Give dismissed player a second chance’ – CBSSports.com
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