Friday, February 18, 2011

Notes from Cubs Camp

Position players are in camp and we are set for the first full squad workout! Here is the latest from Spring Training!
  • Carrie Muskat reports that Kosuke Fukudome has arrived. The only players who have not been seen in camp yet are Aramis Ramirez, Starlin Castro, Lou Montanez and Alfonso Soriano.
  • Mike Quade will have a team meeting with his players today at 11:30 central time.
  • Ron Santo Day in Mesa will be March 10 when the Cubs play the Indians at HoHoKam Park.
  • Kosuke, Blake DeWitt and Jeff Baker are the three leading candidates to lead-off this season.
  • Mike Quade was impressed by Welington Castillo last September. He will give the young catcher a long look this spring.
  • Roberto Coello, who came over in a trade with the Red Sox, has already thrown a side session.
  • The Cubs new spring facility is not expected to be ready until 2014.
  • Quade says that the team will probably break camp with 12 pitchers.
  • Bruce Miles is impressed by young RHP Trey McNutt, one of the top pitchers in the Cubs system.
  • Carlos Pena is not ready to talk about becoming a free agent at the end of the season, according to a report from Bruce Levine.
  • Tom Ricketts is expected to be in camp today. He will meet with the media tomorrow.

That's it for now, but I'll keep you posted on Everything Cubs as always! Much more to come this weekend!

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