Chicago Cubs baseball is around the corner.
Even though the Cubs made their first improvements of the off-season last week with the signing of Shota Imanaga and trade for Michael Busch, the off-season, in the traditional sense, is almost over.
The 2024 Cubs Convention concluded this past weekend and that has always been viewed as the unofficial start to the season. The weekend serves as an opportunity for the Cubs to turn the page from the 2023 and onto the 2024 season.
With the latest announcement by the Cubs, the start of baseball activities is right around the corner.
When do Chicago Cubs pitchers and catchers report to Spring Training?
Chicago Cubs pitchers and catchers will be reporting to Spring Training on February 14.
What better way to celebrate a day of love than by hearing the sound of catchers' mitts popping behind home plate? It will be the first look that Cubs fans will have of Imanaga throwing pitches in a Cubs uniform.
This year's Spring Training does carry some weight for the Cubs considering the managerial change that occurred this off-season. Craig Counsell is now in place as the Cubs' manager and Spring Training will be when he begins to transition the team from David Ross' approach to his.
News of the start of Spring Training being less than one month away should not give the impression that the Cubs are done with their off-season activity. Jed Hoyer said over the weekend that the Cubs were halfway completed with their off-season moves as all eyes remain on a potential reunion with Cody Bellinger.
This could be shaping for a return of Bellinger that rivals the return of Dexter Fowler during Spring Training in 2016. The Cubs were in the middle of a meeting on the practice field when Fowler casually walked up to the group of players along with Theo Epstein.