Get a bunch of Cubs together in a hotel and you get some actual Cubs stories.
- Lou Piniella is warming up to the Soriano in centerfield talk .
"If Soriano can do it, that would take care of a lot."
Welcome to the party, Lou.
- Then of course, Piniella says Ryan Theriot
will get a shot as well at centerfield
. Theriot is up to the challenge:
''So I ordered me an outfield glove and started messing around and getting after it,'' Theriot said. ''The single-mindedness of guys putting themselves before the team has hurt us in the past. If every player can do that, say, 'You know what, if you got to move, you got to move."
- The same article says that Piniella talked to Jacque Jones
for about 20 minutes and let him know that there's room for him on the team and that he Piniella did not get any sense from Jones that he wanted out.
- Carlos Zambrano
says the deadline for an extension is Opening Day
, otherwise he plans to test the free agent waters. Let's not play chicken on this one Jim.
- In "This Moments in False Hope"
with Mark Prior
, he says he's ready to go for Spring Training and that he's already had five to six bullpen sessions and feels good.