Carrie forges thru the Spring with shallow questions and bland prose, but at least we have prospect news today.
Josh Donaldson is training to be the next Michael Barret.
The young catcher prepped for this season by following a boxing regimen.
He'll be called up for the Cross-Town Series.
Jose Ceda is huge, and, no, Texas, you can not have him (idiots).
The other big pitcher in camp is Jose Ceda, who checks in at 6-foot-4, 205 pounds.
Petrick checks in at 6-6 240. Eegads.
And Lou is falling in love with Samardzija.
he's worked on getting the ball out of his glove much quicker, which gives him more consistency. He's starting to look like a professional pitcher.
Back to that comment above about Texas - if you didn't follow the link, here's what Colin found today.
For the Rangers to make this deal, they are probably going to want the Cubs' top pitching prospect, 21-year-old right-hander Jose Ceda or their No. 3 prospect, 23-year-old lefty Donald Veal. Veal pitched at Double-A last year. There are a lot of analysts out there who think the Cubs would be crazy to part with that much. But the Rangers aren't pursuing this trade; it's the Cubs. The Rangers are perfectly comfortable with Byrd in their outfield.
That is plain crazy. And this is in addition to Murton? Puhleeze. Sure, the Cubs are asking, but just say "go away" and have some respect.