Cubs’ news and notes
2019 Cubs’ Opening Day: 112 days.
Brandon Morrow: After undergoing arthroscopic debridement surgery to clean up cartilage in his right arm on November sixth, and according to Theo Epstein, Morrow may not be ready for Opening Day. Epstein has not typically spent big-money on closers in the past, but he may want to start considering hedging his bets on Morrow for 2019.
Cubs’ coaching announcements: The Cubs have named officially Tommy Hottovy as Jim Hickey’s successor, hired Chris Denorfia to serve as the quality assurance coach, and Terrmel Sledge as the assistant hitting coach. The Cubs also expanded Mike Borzello‘s title, naming him the associate pitching coach in addition to catching/strategy coach.
Cubs: According to Jesse Rogers on ESPN 1000 this morning, “Cubs are not on the verge of a deal or anything with anyone at this point, but maybe by the end of next…