It’s Day 2 of Cubs Con, and I still feel no real burning desire to be there. I really feel no burning desire to have gotten up at 6:30 to get there at 7:30 to get a seat for the 8:30 “Meet the Management” session.
Thanks to Comcast Sports Net, we can all feel like we’re at Cubs Con!
I’ll keep tossing up video links as they become available.
We also got this little nugget about the Cubs talking to the Diamondbacks about Justin Upton:
The Chicago Cubs and the Arizona Diamondbacks recently discussed the feasibility of a trade that would have sent right fielder Justin Upton to the Cubs, according to two major league sources.
According to both sources, the Diamondbacks asked for two-time All-Star Starlin Castro in return for Upton. The Cubs, trying to build a solid base of young players in their somewhat depleted system, balked at trading a 22-year-old shortstop for a 25-year-old right fielder and cut off talks.
I’m not sure how interesting this is, given that many outlets have reported that the Chicago Cubs are one of four teams on Upton’s “no-trade” list, which Upton invoked to block a trade to Seattle a few weeks back.
Another video, this time Tom Ricketts talking about Sammy and the renovation: