Pregame Chatter: Today’s Line Up and Other Notes

Here’s today’s starting line up against the Angels at Sloan Park:


  • It will be exciting the see Jason Heyward and Ben Zobrist get their first starts as a Cub. Looking at this line up I can’t help but thinking that if this were the Cubs regular season line up we’d probably all still be very happy. Amazing when you think about the depth of this team and what this is going to look like once the season gets going. But I don’t want to get to ahead of myself, it is only the second game of spring training after all.
  • As reported by Jesse Roger @ESPNChiCubs, Cubs have renewed the contracts of players with 0-3 years of service. That includes Kris Bryant ($652K), Kyle Schwarber ($522K), Addison Russell ($527K), Tommy La Stella ($532K), Kyle Hendricks ($541K) and Javier Baez ($521K), along with a handful of other players. Good to see the Cubs stepping up to gives raises to these guys when they show they’ve earned it.
  • As I mentioned this morning, I’m getting ready to head to the Cubs game with my son, who is beyond excited. We already had breakfast and he’s here in my office with me playing airplanes. Gotta love daddy/son day!! See you at the game.


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