- Bruce Levine says Derrek Lee would prefer not to negotiate during the Season on a contract extension. He also said he would not approach the team about one either. Kind of sounds like he does not really care if he stays a Cub but did say he did not want to be a distraction. I would like the Cubs to ink Lee to a one to two year deal before the season.
- The Yanks snatched Chan Ho Park from the Cubs. The Cubs are still looking for a late inning step up man.
- Maddux has been busy in Cubs' camp and is enjoying it. He has given tips to both Stevens and Clevenger.
- Esmailin Caridad is the front runner for late-inning setup with Justin Berg and Jeff Stevens not far behind. I really like our young pen and honestly do not think we need to waste money on a veteran reliever.
- Soriano is thrilled to have Marlon Byrd on the team.
- The Cubs will let Spring decide whether they want a defensive back-up or offensive back-up for Marlon Byrd in CF. They are looking at Fuld, Snyder (that's my pick), and Colvin.
- Soriano says he is not 100% yet but says he has not really tested his knee. He has not had any problems with it going 75-80% on the field. So that is encouraging.
- Lou is really impressed with his youngsters on the team. He said Josh Vitters and Brett Jackson can really swing the bat. He also stats that non-roster guys like Bryan LaHair and Chad Tracy caught his eye as well. I expect Tracy to make it out of that bunch.
Until Next Time Cub Fans....