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2018 Cubs Convention: Baseball operations update

It’s all about pitching

Members of the Cubs front office spent 45 minutes answering fan’s questions at the Cubs Convention this morning. The session was moderated by Len Kasper and featured Theo Epstein, Jed Hoyer, Randy Bush and Scott Harris. The atmosphere was relaxed with a few jokes here and there including this gem from Theo about Bryce Harper,

Kid: “Theo when do you think I can get my Bryce Harper jersey?”

Theo: “Ask Kris Bryant he seems to have quite a few.”

— Michael Cerami (@Michael_Cerami) January 13, 2018

However, that was about as close as the conversation came to discussing position players because there was another dominant and recurring theme: pitching.

Of the 15 questions asked by fans, 12 of them related to pitching in some way, whether it was the pursuit of possible starters like Shohei Ohtani and Yu Darvish, the struggles the bullpen had late in the seasons, the trend of super bullpens and how statistics like spin rate are monitored and relayed to players to improve their performance. Even questions that weren’t directly related to pitching, like the pace of the off season, seemed to come back to the pursuit of pitching. …Read the Rest

Source:: Bleed Cubbie Blue

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