Hit and Run
With only ten days left in spring training, it’s hard to give the Chicago Cubs an identity. Matt Spiegel and Barry Rozner take on that task as they talked with Jim Hendry today on Hit & Run.
When the Cubs’ Lou Piniella stepped down as manager and Mike Quade took over, there was an apparent difference in the team. The Cubs began to win. Now that a new season is about to begin to give Mike Quade a fresh start, they hope things continue to improve.
Mike Quade’s reaction to the spring training dugout scuffle has incensed many. The Cub haters have seized upon it, and many defeatist Cubs fans, expecting a sign that the status quo of losing will reign, have shaken their head in disappointment.
You might think an ankle injury and a torn lat muscle in the back would be unrelated, but not in Jake Peavy’s case.
As spring training gets underway this week in Mesa, Arizona, it appears General Manager Jim Hendry is once again in Zambrano’s corner and is optimistic for this season.