To many people have good and bad things happen to them. Sometimes you
expect it and then again sometimes you don’t. In my case a lot of bad
things happened to me in December. Everything in my life was almost
perfect, and all these terrible things piled on top of each other
getting higher by the second. Even though I thought I had lost
everything, I found people who cared about me even though they didn’t
even know me. And by their kindness and great big loving hearts they
changed me and helped get through the troubling December I had. These
good people they had love, joy and peace in their lives they helped
me realize that there is always someone out somewhere in the world
that will love you. My name is Leah Snow and this is my story.
To the victor goes the spoils. The Chicago Cubs are the defending World Series champs and they'll go into Monday's draft with an extra pick (30th overall as compensation for losing Fowler) and a nice big bonus pool. That allows them to grab Carlson, easily the best player still on the board, and pay him the mid-first round bonus it'll probably take to him to turn pro. Carlson is extremely advanced for a high school kid from a cold weather state. His fastball has sat in the mid-90s this spring and both his slider and changeup are quality offerings as well. The Cubbies are in position to take whichever highly-ranked player falls here.