Javier Baez Reportedly Makes the Cubs Opening Day Roster

According to a report from the Sun-Times, Javier Baez has been told he will be on the Cubs Opening Day roster. Gordon Wittenmyer spoke with Baez and confirmed what the second baseman told him with a team source. The Cubs have not made an announcement on where Javier Baez will begin the season, but this […]


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A Bad Day for Edwin Jackson in Cubs Return to HoHoKam Park – Athletics 14, Cubs 2

Spring Training Game Twenty-Two – Cubs 2, Athletics 14 WP – Drew Pomeranz (1-2) LP – Blake Parker (0-2) Save – None Kris Bryant hit his ninth home run in the Cactus League and Jorge Soler drove in a run, but Edwin Jackson reported late to the park because he was stuck in traffic and […]


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Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Athletics – 03/24/15

Spring Training Game Twenty-Two: Cubs (9-11-1) vs. Athletics (13-9-1) Game Time – 3:05pm CDT Coverage – TV: None – Radio: Cubs.com Location – HoHoKam Park, Mesa Edwin Jackson (1-1, 1.00, 1.33) vs. Drew Pomeranz (0-2, 2.00, 1.33) The Cubs return to the field today for two games, one in the Cactus League and a B-Game […]


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Cubs Spring Training Update: Pitching Staff

It’s been an up and down spring for the Cubs pitching staff. And the starting rotation has been consistently inconsistent throughout the Cactus League schedule. Before dealing with a tired arm, Jon Lester was sharp for two starts then not-so-sharp in his third outing. Jake Arrieta has shown flashes of last year’s dominance while trying […]


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The Daily CCO: Mike Olt, Jon Lester and Cubs News from the Spring Break

The Cubs return to the field today following Monday’s day off with a pair of games … the regularly scheduled Cactus League contest with the Athletics and a B-Game earlier in the day against a different version of those same Athletics at the Cubs’ old spring stomping grounds, HoHoKam Park. (Updated 9:29am CDT: Cubs are […]


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Cubs Spring Training Update: Position Players

The Cubs have several questions left to answer over the next 12 days. There are 12 games left in the Cubs exhibition season and 10 of those will take place over the final nine days of Cactus League play. There are two positions in the infield to be filled before Opening Night against the Cardinals, […]


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Cubs Strongly Leaning Towards Keeping Three Catchers

Jesse Rogers talked to Theo Epstein about the team still having three catchers on the roster with less than two weeks left in Spring Training, and Epstein’s response, “We’re strongly leaning towards three catchers.” Welington Castillo is out of minor league options, so he either begins the season with the Cubs or another team as […]


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The Daily CCO: Kris Bryant Set to Start Working in the Outfield and Other Cubs News

Kris Bryant is finally going to see time in the outfield, and the process to expose Bryant to one of the corner spots could begin Tuesday. Joe Maddon addressed Bryant playing outfield prior to Sunday’s game. Maddon said Bryant will start working in the outfield on Tuesday when the team returns from the off day. […]


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Cubs Weekend Headlines: Three Days of Homers, the Kris Bryant Watch, Injury Updates and Spring Wins

It was another busy weekend for the Chicago Cubs, only one more full weekend left in Arizona before the season opener on April 5. Jon Lester and Kris Bryant dominated the news. While Lester was scratched from his start with a tired arm, Bryant was busy hitting three homers in two games. But Bryant wasn’t […]


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Jason Hammel Good, Cubs Bullpen Bad – Padres 6, Cubs 1

Spring Training Game Twenty-One – Cubs 1, Padres 6 WP – Nick Vincent (1-0) LP – Francisley Bueno (0-1) Save – None Jason Hammel struck out nine over five shutout innings and Arismendy Alcantara went deep Sunday. But the Cubs didn’t manage a hit against James Shields and the pen couldn’t keep the Padres off […]


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