***Official*** 2019 Spring Training Thread

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Report dates
Pitchers & Catchers: Tues, Feb. 12
First workout: Wed, Feb. 13
Positing players report: Sun, Feb. 17
First Full Squad Workout: Mon, Feb.18
 

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Yu Darvish throws 45 pitches from the mound today and looked REALLY good. He says he also feels good and wants to prove to the Cubs fans he was and is worth the investment. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/cubs?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#cubs</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/darvish?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#darvish</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/wgntvnew?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#wgntvnew</a> <a href="https://t.co/CWEUEw7Cuv">pic.twitter.com/CWEUEw7Cuv</a></p>— Steve Scheuer (@Scheuer_Thing) <a href="https://twitter.com/Scheuer_Thing/status/1094654555046854656?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">February 10, 2019</a></blockquote>
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Russell taking BP:

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Addison Russell in cage, in BP group with Schwarber, Heyward and Happ. Russell can take part in spring workouts and games, but on restricted list. <a href="https://t.co/DZsAg60EbO">pic.twitter.com/DZsAg60EbO</a></p>— Jordan Bastian (@MLBastian) <a href="https://twitter.com/MLBastian/status/1095365977515057152?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">February 12, 2019</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Theo: Every person in the Cubs org is going through a rigorous domestic violence training program.</p>— Bleacher Nation (@BleacherNation) <a href="https://twitter.com/BleacherNation/status/1095424878075920390?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">February 12, 2019</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">The Cubs new theme per Joe Maddon for the 2019 season: “Own It Now”.</p>— Cubs Live (@Cubs_Live) <a href="https://twitter.com/Cubs_Live/status/1095423385490853888?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">February 12, 2019</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Tyler Chatwood and the Cubs believe they've fixed a mechanical flaw that dogged him last season. I took a look at the issue (with GIFs!) and explained how he could benefit from the change and why it took until the offseason to really rectify. <a href="https://t.co/Mg00wIZZfc">https://t.co/Mg00wIZZfc</a></p>— Sahadev Sharma (@sahadevsharma) <a href="https://twitter.com/sahadevsharma/status/1096456347401347072?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">February 15, 2019</a></blockquote>
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If Chatwood is back to what he was I would consider to trade Q and Heyward to SFG for Cueto. Cueto should be out all season POST TJ so it should be covered by insurance. At that point sign Harper.
 

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If Chatwood is back to what he was I would consider to trade Q and Heyward to SFG for Cueto. Cueto should be out all season POST TJ so it should be covered by insurance. At that point sign Harper.
If they wanted too

They could do that whether Chatwood improved or not..
Were talking about a 5th starter spot in rotation
 

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Pretty dumb Bryant even has to address this:

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr"><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Cubs?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Cubs</a> Kris Bryant on buzz over his St. Louis is boring comments:"You never want to say the wrong thing. I think I have earned respect of players around the league. I do things the right way, I treat fans the right way. I know who I am as a person." @cbscchicago <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/MLB?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#MLB</a></p>— Megan Mawicke (@MeganMawicke) <a href="https://twitter.com/MeganMawicke/status/1097537504226373640?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">February 18, 2019</a></blockquote>
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Coach David Ross.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Willson Contreras is catching Darvish's live BP session. David Ross, standing next to catching coach Mike Borzello, is giving Willy words of encouragement when he properly receives a pitch. "Nice and quiet, Willy!" Ross was saying.</p>— Sahadev Sharma (@sahadevsharma) <a href="https://twitter.com/sahadevsharma/status/1097920071299723270?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">February 19, 2019</a></blockquote>
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Does anyone else find Zobrist's extended absence from ST interesting?

If the Cubs were trying to make a little cap room by unloading Zo's contract, prior to picking up a moderately expensive FA (not really thinking Harper here), then it would make sense for Zo to stay home until his future is more well settled. After all, it's not like we'll be hard pressed to find people to play second, short and the corner fields.

I say this mostly because Zo is the one somewhat expendable piece the Cubs have who has appreciable trade value. If Theo can get someone to believe Zo will have another 2018, he might even be able to package out a couple of the pitchers who are clogging the way for some more promising arms.

If Zo isn't in camp by next Tuesday, I bet we see a trade and then a FA acquisition by next Friday.

-Doug
 

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Does anyone else find Zobrist's extended absence from ST interesting?

If the Cubs were trying to make a little cap room by unloading Zo's contract, prior to picking up a moderately expensive FA (not really thinking Harper here), then it would make sense for Zo to stay home until his future is more well settled. After all, it's not like we'll be hard pressed to find people to play second, short and the corner fields.

I say this mostly because Zo is the one somewhat expendable piece the Cubs have who has appreciable trade value. If Theo can get someone to believe Zo will have another 2018, he might even be able to package out a couple of the pitchers who are clogging the way for some more promising arms.

If Zo isn't in camp by next Tuesday, I bet we see a trade and then a FA acquisition by next Friday.

-Doug
He showed up today so...
 
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