Saturday, February 24, 2007
The first Chicago Cubs Spring game is getting closer. The Cubs play the Giants this Thursday at 2:05. Sweet Lou has announced that Marquis will get the Cubs Cactus League opener. There is still no word on his lineup and I am guessing it will be half AAA players and half MLB players. Expect big name position players to get 2 to 3 innings of work. It is also said that the pitchers will get two to three innings of work with Marquis working the first couple. Sean Marshall is expected to miss his first turn because of his shoulder but he is making progress. Also a thing to expect is the pitchers to get some in game batting experience, even tho the clubs get an option to bat with a DH in the games. I don't know about you guys but I'm ready to get things going!