Here is the latest CUBS talk-
- Dale Sveum is committed to Bryan LaHair at 1st base but Anthony Rizzo could still push LaHair.
- John Gaub is hoping to make the Cubs team out of Spring Training. The Cubs could go with three lefties in pen which could help Gaub chances.
- Ian Stewart will not platoon with anyone. In fact Dale Sveum does not believe in platoon situations but will get everyone a chance to play.
- Sveum believes you can stick with one lineup and he plans to do so with minor changes to get players days off and playing time.
- Although Sveum has not announced an official lineup it looks like David DeJesus will be the lead-off or get every chance to keep the spot.
- Dale also said LaHair would likely bat clean-up although Soriano could find himself in that spot as well. It would then make sense to put Castro in the 3 or 4 spot in the lineup.
- Starlin Castro reported to camp today.
- Bleacher Nation has the latest on Starlin Castro found here.
- Tim Sheridan has more great pics from the Boys of Spring found here.
- Cubs Den has a good write up on Junior Lake’s future which is found here.
- Please check out CubbiesCrib as the lay out player profiles on every player on the 40-man roster. It takes a lot of work for something like this so please check them out!
- Bleeding Cubbie Blue has a great write on Ian Stewarts expectations found hereand Bryan LaHair found here.
- Also “We Are Baseball GMs” has a write up on trade options for out of options players which include the Cubs. You can read it here.
Until Next Time…