Just 2 quick things...
Justin Ruggiano, Welington Castillo, and Christian Villanueva blasted solo home runs, and Kyle Hendricks threw 2.2 IP of no-run/no-hit ball, as the Cubs "White" team defeated the Cubs "Blue" team 5-3 in a six-inning Cactus League Intrasquad game played this afternoon in what was the first Cubs game played at Cubs Park in Mesa.
2015 CUBS MINOR LEAGUE ROSTERS (last updated 9-3-2015):
* bats or throws left
# bats both
Players SIGNED FOR FUTURE SERVICE do not count against affiliate's reserve list until league Opening Day
Daniel Bard (INACTIVE - 60-day DL - post-2013 thoracic outlet surgery)
* Drake Britton (INACTIVE - 7-day DL - left shoulder inflammation)
PROJECTED 2014 CUBS MINOR LEAGUE CAMP ROSTERS (last updated 2-19-2014):
Next time you're driving in Chicago, take your eyes away from the road for just a moment and look in the mirror.
See that big eye in the middle of your forehead?
The pre-season ritual of BP releasing their preliminary PECOTA numbers is upon us and as expected the Cubs are in the bottom 5 of the league. They've got them tabbed at 71 wins at the moment, 3rd worse in the league with only the Astros and Marlins being worse.