Morning News – No News is Good News?
- Cubs Still Kicking Tires on SP – We’ve talked about this one now for quite some time and I’m ready for this to be over. Just sign someone already. If it’s Yu Darvish, great. If it’s Alex Cobb, great. Just do something already.
- Rockies Sign an Old Friend – Well, really more an acquaintance, in Wade Davis. Davis signed a three year deal for $52 mil. The Rockies have gone bullpen crazy this off-season, also signing Jake McGee and Bryan Shaw. I remember the days when Colorado first came into the league when if you could just get to their bullpen, you’d be just fine. Now, the game has changed and bullpens are taking on more an more importance to shorten the game. I still can’t see spending the money they’ve spent on these guys, but it’s worth a try.
2009 – Major League Baseball launches the MLB Network. The channel debuts in nearly 50 million cable and satellite homes – the largest debut in cable television history, exceeding any other cable television launch by approximately 20 million homes.
2009 – The friendly confines of Wrigley Field see a different type of action as the ballpark is fitted with an outdoor hockey rink to welcome an afternoon game between the Chicago Black Hawks and Detroit Red Wings. The event is a huge success with 40,818 in attendance and a huge television audience in place to watch the Wings beat the Hawks, 6 – 4. Other ballparks are lining up to host future editions of what is set to become an annual New Year’s Day event.