Thursday, April 1, 2010

Catching Up Quick Hits

Sorry there hasn't been too much posting going on this week! It's been a very crazy and busy one. Let's get right into catching you up on all the latest Cubs news and notes:
  • Chad Tracy won the final spot on the roster to start the season. He will back up Lee and Ramirez at the corner infield positions and be used as a right handed pinch hit bat with pop.
  • Since Chad made the squad, there was no room for Kevin Millar. The Cubs released Millar earlier this week.
  • Sam Fuld, Micah Hoffpauir, and Chris Robinson were the final three roster cuts. They will all join AAA-Iowa to start the season. Fuld and Hoff could contribute at the big league level at some point this season.
  • The Cubs will honor Hall of Famer Billy Williams with a statue outside of Wrigley Field. It will be unveiled before the game on September 7. This will be the third statue outside of Wrigley, the first two were for Harry Caray and Ernie Banks.
  • Angel Guzman plans to be ready to go next season.
  • Carlos Silva was a nice surprise this spring. We'll see if his performance carries over in to the regular season.
  • Ted Lilly is expected to toss 60 pitches in his minor league rehab start on Easter Sunday.
  • Jon Greifenkamp has been added to the front office.
  • There are only 3 days left until the day we've been waiting for since last September... Opening Day in Atlanta!

We'll have several posts up this weekend including:

  • Season Preview
  • "30 Clubs in 30 Days" Recaps
  • Getting to Know the Cubs post
  • And all news!

That's it for now, but I'll keep you posted!

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