Morning Marquee: Chicago Cubs roster moves; Judge denies rooftops request


Cubs’ roster nears completion; Judge allows Wrigley reno to continue

The Chicago Cubs are nearing their final 25-man roster after the last round of cuts.

Zac Rosscup


Brian Schlitter


Junior Lake

all found themselves optioned to Triple-A Iowa, leaving three players battling for two spots. Outfielders

Matt Szczur


Ryan Sweeney

, as well as infielder

Jonathan Herrera

are battling for the last spots, but each could be “temporary”, depending what

Javier Baez


Kris Bryant

do in the near future.

A federal judge denied the request of two rooftop businesses for the Cubs to halt construction in right field, claiming it would destroy his business. The decision allows the Wrigley renovations to continue as planned, and the dispute between the team and the surrounding rooftops may be nearing an end. The lawyers for the rooftop  could still appeal, but could not be reached for comment.

Jim Callis of listed the top 10 rookies that could influence the pennant race, and the Cubs have the top two on his list. Kris Bryant and Jorge Soler are at the top of his group, and both figure to be key pieces to this years team. The Cubs have had the top two in the final Rookie of the Year race once before. Hmm, how did they do that year?

The Cubs’ Jason Hammel wasn’t trying to offend anyone when he said Wrigley Field “looked like Baghdad”, but he quickly realized his faux pas and apologized. Clearly he just was looking for a reference to the bare bones look of Wrigley, but war-torn Baghdad was probably not the best choice.

These and other stories from around baseball:

‘Cubs 25-man roster one step closer to completion’ – Cubbies Crib

‘Federal judge denies rooftops request, Wrigley renovations continue’ – Cubbies Crib

’10 rookies that will impact the pennant race’ –

‘Cubs’ Jason Hammel said Wrigley looks like what?’ – Cubbies Crib

‘MLB The Show 15 makes season predictions’ – Call to the Pen

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