Friday, February 17, 2012

Pitchers & Catchers Report Tomorrow

Tomorrow Pitchers and Catcher will officially report to Fitch Park in Mesa, Arizona! Spring Training is right around the corner. Most of the Cubs have reported early to camp. Here are the latest news and notes on the eve of the official start of the 2012 season.
  • Kerry Wood, Travis Wood, Darwin Barney, Geovany Soto, David DeJesus, Matt Garza and Randy Wells have all reported early to Fitch Park.
  • Cubs fan Brian Pasnik is one of the finalists for the MLB Fan Cave Contest.
  • Tim Sheridan's Boys of Spring Blog is a great place for pictures and updates from Mesa. Tim has already posted some great pics from the early birds working out.
  • "I don't talk about that," Matt Garza said this week about the idea of signing a long term deal with the Cubs.
  • Blake DeWitt will have the option of either returning to the Cubs as a non-roster invite or testing free agency if he clears waivers.
  • For those that missed it, Kosuke Fukudome signed with the White Sox this week.
  • The Cubs are STILL waiting to hear Bud Selig's ruling on the Theo Epstein compensation case.
  • Patrick Mooney breaks down ten things to watch for the Cubs this season.
  • According to, Dale Sveum is optimistic about the Cubs pitching staff for this season.
  • Carrie Muskat reports that today Kerry Wood and Rodrigo Lopez threw off the mound, Rudy Jaramillo conducted early sessions in the cages, and Darwin Barney, Bryan LaHair and Josh Vitters were practicing in the field.

That's it for now, but I'll have more tomorrow!

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