Saturday, March 19, 2011

Weekend Quick Hits: Conflicting Reports on Castillo, A Plaque for Santo, Barney Pulling Away & More

  • Bruce Miles reports that the Cubs will not go after Luis Castillo, who was recently released by the Mets.
  • Miles is hoping that the Cubs throw Andrew Cashner into the rotation and cut Carlos Silva.
  • Augie Ojeda has not been able to play due to back spasms. Darwin Barney has emerged as the favorite to take the final infield spot.
  • According to Carrie Muskat, Todd Wellemyer has been out of the spring rotation because of a sore right hip.
  • Casey Coleman has been sent over to Fitch Park to get some innings in.
  • Here is a picture of the new Ron Santo plaque at HoHoKam Park.
  • MLB Trade Rumors, citing ESPN Deportes as their source, says that the Cubs are interested in Castillo.
  • Bruce Levine thinks that the decision on the final two spots in the rotation could be made as soon as Monday or Tuesday.
  • The Sun Times reports that Reed Johnson is pulling away from Fernando Perez for the final outfield spot and Barney has the final infield spot all but wrapped up.

My final four picks: Florida, Duke, Ohio State and Kansas.

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

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