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
all found themselves optioned to Triple-A Iowa, leaving three players battling for two spots. OutfieldersMatt Szczur
, as well as infielderJonathan Herrera
are battling for the last spots, but each could be “temporary”, depending whatJavier Baez
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 MLB.com 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
‘Cubs’ Jason Hammel said Wrigley looks like what?’ – Cubbies Crib
‘MLB The Show 15 makes season predictions’ – Call to the Pen