Jim Hendry and Mike Quade ultimately did the right thing regarding bloated man-child Carlos Silva — releasing him, eating the remaining salary, starting Andrew Cashner and keeping Marcos Mateo – but only after the aftermath of the move turned ugly.
For most of his professional baseball career Jeff Samardzija hasn’t exactly what his role would be. But this year was different, he entered spring training knowing he’d be in the bullpen, and for that he’s grateful.
The Chicago Cubs officially started spring training on Monday with the pitchers and catchers reporting to camp. One of the major story lines for the Cubs leading up to opening day will be competition to be the No. 1 starting pitcher.
According to Carrie Muskat, of MLB.com, the Cubs are expected to name Mark Riggins as the team’s new pitching coach.