Practice Game Recap
It's Gordo's World and We're Just Living In It
Today Gordo speculates that whoever loses out in the Great Cubs Rotation Chase of 2012 will somehow be a valuable trade commodity. To be clear, he thinks that a pitcher that loses out to Jeff Samardzija will have trade value. To be honest, I couldn't read much more than the first couple of paragraphs, but I assume he later discusses how the Loch Ness Monster is totally real and a potential valuable trade commodity.
Soler? I Barely Even Know Her!
Jed Hoyer vehemently denied the Cubs have any sort of pre-arranged deal in place for Jorge Soler.
He stopped short of denying that there is such a thing as a Soler, saving Gordo the trouble of writing a piece that not only claims that Soler does exist, but that he is calling FROM INSIDE THE HOUSE!!
Jed Says Lots of Stuff
Carrie Muskat gives a pretty good rundown. Nothing earth-shattering, but when one of the Superfriends speaks, you better damn well listen.
Carlos Marmol's Elbow is Fine
He apparently had hand cramps, and an MRI verified that there is no significant nerve injury. Marmol is just doing his bit to fill the Zambrano-shaped hole still left in everyone's hearts.
Opening Day Weather Watch
Right now the forecast calls for a high of 56, a low of 46, and morning showers. Given that I have fully expected snow on Opening Day after all of this 80+ degree baseball weather in the middle of March, I'll take it. We'll see how the forecast changes as the day gets closer.
Somebody Wrote Something About Soriano That Doesn't Involve Torches and Angry Villagers
I pointed this out in the comments yesterday, but not everyone reads the comments. The soon-to-officially-debut-but-already-active, ChicagoSideSports.com, features a piece that actually speaks hopefully of Soriano's value to the 2012 Cubs. I wouldn't go that far, but it is nice to see something that doesn't focus purely on how OVERPAID AND TERRIBLE he is.