The Daily CCO: Castro a Little Banged Up, Bryant a Little Fired Up and Other Cubs News

Starlin Castro may be a little sore right now but Kris Bryant has been playing with a chip on his shoulder this spring. Starlin Castro was a late scratch from Saturday’s lineup with right groin tightness. It’s not believed to be a serious injury and Castro is considered day-to-day. After dealing with hamstring injuries the […]

Cubs Trying to Get Javier Baez On Track

The Cubs believe in Javier Baez and know he has the talent to be successful in the majors. The 22-year old middle infielder has not been able to adjust to big league pitching and he continues to look lost at the plate this spring. Baez hasn’t been able to carry over the adjustments he’s making […]

Jon Lester Says No Pain, No Worry and Plans to Make Next Spring Start

A day after Joe Maddon announced Jon Lester had been scratched from Saturday’s start with a dead arm Lester met with the media and said there is no reason to be concerned. Jon Lester said Saturday morning he has no pain or discomfort in his arm so there is no reason to worry. Lester labeled […]

The Daily CCO: Epstein and Maddon Discussing Creative Solution for Fifth Spot in Cubs Rotation

According to Carrie Muskat, the competition for the fifth spot in the rotation is down to Travis Wood and Edwin Jackson. It’s been reported for weeks that Wood all but had the last spot in the rotation locked up, it was basically his to lose. But there may be more going on than was reported […]

Jon Lester Scratched from Saturday’s Start with Dead Arm, Expected to Miss Only One Spring Outing

Prior to Friday’s spring game against the White Sox, Joe Maddon announced Jon Lester had been scratched from his next scheduled start, which was Saturday against the Mariners at Sloan Park. Jon Lester is dealing with a dead arm, which is not uncommon. Maddon said that Lester was not in any pain and did not […]

Does Starlin Castro Eventually Settle In as the No. 2 Hitter in the Cubs Lineup?

Based on what the history book, or at least Baseball-Reference, says about Joe Maddon it is very unlikely Maddon finds a lineup and sticks with it, even for half of the 162-game schedule. And Maddon will field questions from the media about his lineup on a daily basis. Joe Maddon should start answering a few […]

Cubs Announce Futures Game against Texas Rangers at Sloan Park

Cubs Charities and Texas Rangers Baseball Foundation to split net proceeds between Cubs Charities Diamond Project and Dane McDonald Safe at Home Foundation The Cubs announced Friday details for a 2015 Futures Game featuring the Chicago Cubs vs. Texas Rangers, Monday, March 30, at Sloan Park. The best prospects and young players from each organization […]

Cubs Charites: Respect Bald Event

The Cubs have two events for charity scheduled for this weekend at Sloan Park. The Cubs play the Mariners on Saturday (March 21) with Jon Lester expected to face Felix Hernandez and Jason Hammel is slated to start Sunday’s game (March 22) against the Padres. According to Carrie Muskat, the Cubs wives are hosting their […]

The Daily CCO: Maddon’s Defense, Cubs Play a B-Game and Other News and Notes

Joe Maddon has spent Spring Training getting to know his players and learning what each of them brings to the table – both at the plate and in the field. Defense is just as important as what a player produces at the plate. Maddon is not sure what kind of team the Cubs will be […]

Cubs Option RHP C.J. Edwards to Triple-A Iowa, Reduce Spring Training Roster to 52 Players

The Cubs reduced its Spring Training roster to 52 players Thursday when the team optioned RHP C.J. Edwards to Triple-A Iowa. Edwards is the third player the Cubs have optioned to Iowa this spring, joining INF Christian Villanueva and C Rafael Lopez. Edwards will spend the next three weeks in minor league camp. Edwards is […]