- BP’s Jason Parks on Cubs prospect Javier Baez, who is struggling in Triple-A (.162/.244/.291).
- Travis Wood after the Cubs scored more runs (17) on Monday night than Jeff Samardzija has received in eight starts this season (15).
- Cubs GM Jed Hoyer on assessing a pitcher’s value.
- Steve Schlickman, head of the Urban Transportation Center at UIC, regarding an estimated $320-million project to build a Brown Line bypass in Lakeview.
- Dr. Seuss, The Cat in the Hat. Tonight’s game in New York has been postponed due to rain. The Cubs will play a doubleheader against the Yankees tomorrow.
- Rangers GM Jon Daniels on trading for Cubs starter Matt Garza last season. The Cubs received C.J. Edwards, Mike Olt, Justin Grimm and Neil Ramirez in return.
As promised, the Cubs officially announced plans for a free remote parking lot at 3900 N Rockwell St. (located south of Irving Park between California and Western) on Monday.
The lot has enough room for about 1,000 cars and it will be secured by Cubs personnel. There’s also a shuttle to and from Wrigley Field that runs for 2.5 hours before the game and an hour after.
As always, I strongly recommend taking public transportation if possible, but this seems like a nice alternative if you must drive, especially with the recent increase in parking tickets around the ballpark.
Update (4/22/14): Per DNAinfo Chicago, the lot is in violation of city zoning rules. The Cubs will seek approval for a special permit, but in the meantime, the team will be allowed to operate the lot as planned.