Rambling about the Cubs with Visions of Mesa

After a crazy a week, full of news and groundbreaking signings like those of Trever Miller and Matt Tolbert combined with another eye-opening list of prospects from BA that no one has ever thought of before, it is hard just to catch one’s breath.

Can you sense the sarcasm? Good, because I am laying it on pretty thick.

And as I am typing this, word breaks across the wire that the Cubs landed themselves a 19-year-old Cuban prodigy. I am pretty sure that I had something to with that by typing the opening paragraph at the precise time I did. You are welcome.

And I digress, it has been rather quiet so new prospect lists are a good way to create conversation and discussion and debate. Who is the Cubs best prospect? I have no idea. That is as honest as I can be.

So, let’s shake it up with some ramblings on a Friday. And I sure hope this can create some good banter to get the Super weekend started.

  • Welcome to the Chicago Cubs organization, Gerardo Concepcion!
  • Madonna is the halftime entertainment at the Super Bowl. I prefer Madonna as the entertainment in the thrilling legal feature “Body of Evidence.”
  • FIFTEEN DAYS!!
  • Scotty B. is not having a lot of success this offseason. Outside of Prince, it is just a slew of one-year contracts.
  • I am not upset that Scotty B. is not as successful as usual.
  • Yoenis, Soler, Yoenis, Soler, Yoenis, Soler, can we please get some action going soon?
  • Happy belated Birthday to Mr. Cub!
  • FIFTEEN DAYS!!
  • I think it is clear that I like Tom Ricketts. But I have to keep the love flowing. He is throwing more money into the Dominican, and the Cubs will have the best facility in the country.
  • Hard to knock that in any way, shape or form. This man gets it. This whole thing is moving in a new direction, and it is exciting as hell.
  • I am really looking forward to seeing Brett Jackson and Anthony Rizzo in Spring Training. My gut tells me B-Jax is ready, and he is just waiting to prove it.
  • Overall though, I am very excited about Matt Szczur the most.
  • What Cubs prospect are you most excited about? Please share with the class.
  • FIFTEEN DAYS!!
  • Baseball America is in love with Baez. That is going out on a limb as far as I’m concerned. Ranking a totally unproven player second in an organization just seems silly.
  • Then again, I am sure the good folks at BA really care about my thoughts.
  • How much money is Garza going to get?
  • I really hope Starlin’s legal troubles are resolved by Spring Training. And if he’s guilty, he should do the time.
  • My point being is that I really would hate to have this hover over the entire team. History shows one person’s problems can have a horrible effect on a group.
  • Derrick Rose is unbelievably good.
  • FIFTEEN DAYS!!
  • When the Cubs new facility opens in Mesa, the team will have two unbelievable practice facilities in two different countries. That is just good stuff.
  • With the increase in international complexes, I would not be surprised to see teams start building bases near the Pacific Rim. Especially based on the results of the 2013 World Baseball Classic.
  • For all of you planning on getting to Arizona this spring, that is awesome. Enjoy.
  • Also, I am extremely jealous.
  • I perused the list of non-roster invitees. If any make the 25-man roster, I would bet on Manny Corpas or Alfredo Amezaga. How about you?
  • Again, welcome Gerardo. All the best!
  • FIFTEEN DAYS!!
  • Enjoy your Super Bowl weekend. Next sports stop: SPRING TRAINING!!

Thanks for riding along. We, at the CCO, eagerly await the day’s discussion. It always makes a Friday even better.

And until next time …

Stay Classy Cubs Fans!!

Quote of the Day

"Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere." - Albert Einstein