Today the Cubs were suppose to play a 2 games as a split squad. 1 in Mesa vs rival Chicago White Sox and the other one is Glendale vs. the Los Angeles Dodgers but both games were cancelled due to rain.
Tomorrow the Cubs are going to play the Oakland Athletics and Ryan Dempster was scheduled to make his spring training debut. But with the rain outs, will it change the Cubs plan? I don't think so and Dempster will pitch still tomorrow with Samardzija and Gorzelanny pitching the next couple days.
Other notes on an off day in Mesa:
Angel Guzman will opt for surgery on his injured arm. Even though he knows, lots of pitchers don't come back from this injury. I feel sorry for him, with his brother death and not to a career threatening injury
Lou Pinella said that SS Starlin Castro will start the season in Triple A Iowa. I would like him to start the season in the majors but this is probably the right decision in the end.
I will keep you posted.