One Spring Win on One Hit – Cubs 2, Reds 1

Spring Training Game Fourteen – Cubs 2, Reds 1 WP – Travis Wood (1-0) LP – Johnny Cueto (0-2) Save – Zac Rosscup (2) Chris Denorfia belted a two-run homer off Johnny Cueto in the third inning. Travis Wood pitched five shutout innings and minor leaguer Rubi Silva cut down the tying run at the […]


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Cubs Spring Training Videos – Opening Weekend 2015 Cactus League

The Cubs began Cactus League play last weekend with five games in four days. It was a perfect weekend for baseball and great to hear the crack of a bat and the pop of a glove again. While the Cubs are still looking for their first win of the spring, there have been several very […]


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Cubs 2015 Spring Training Preview: Center Field

Last season, center field was the Cubs weakest position and featured seven players batting a combined .222/.264/.346 with 28 doubles, 15 home runs, 60 RBI and 11 stolen bases. Upgrading was a top priority and the Cubs acquired switch hitting Dexter Fowler from the Houston Astros to do so. Let’s take a look at one […]


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Cubs Strikeout in Bid for First Spring Win – Rangers 6, Cubs 4

Spring Training Game Five – Cubs 4, Rangers (ss) 6 WP – Ross Ohlendorf (1-0) LP – Jake Arrieta (0-1) Save – Edwar Cabrera (1) Jake Arrieta struggled with his command in his first spring start. Eric Jokisch was hit rather hard. The Cubs offense struck out 12 times in the first six innings. And […]


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Kris Bryant and Matt Szczur Homer in Cubs Third Loss of the Spring – Rockies 7, Cubs 5

Spring Training Game Four – Cubs 5, Rockies 7 WP – Brett Marshall (1-0) LP – Jason Hammel (0-1, BS 1) Save – Brooks Brown (1) Kris Bryant hit a mammoth two-run shot in the second inning that put the Cubs on the board. Albert Almora turned a single in to a Cubs run. Matt […]


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Cubs 2015 Spring Training Videos

The Cubs played their third Cactus League game in two days on Friday afternoon at Sloan Park. Joe Maddon’s team faced the Cincinnati Reds for the first time this year. And the record setting crowd at the Cubs Spring Training home was focused on Jon Lester for the first two innings. Jon Lester was very […]


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Jon Lester Doesn’t Disappoint in Debut – Reds 5, Cubs 2

Spring Training Game Three – Cubs 2, Reds 5 WP – Carlos Contreras (1-0) LP – Brian Schlitter (0-1, BS 1) Save – Daniel Corcino (1) While Friday’s final score did not go the Cubs way, Jon Lester was excellent in his first start in a Cubs’ uniform in front of a record setting crowd […]


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A Schwarber Slam, a McKinney Homer and a Bullpen Letdown – Giants 8, Cubs 6

Spring Training Game Two – Cubs (ss) 6, Giants 8 WP – Hunter Strickland (1-0) LP – Hunter Cervenka (0-1, BS 1) Save – Erik Cordler (1) Kyle Schwarber celebrated his 22nd birthday in grand fashion Thursday afternoon in Scottsdale with a slam in second inning off Ryan Vogelsong. Billy McKinney homered in the eighth but […]


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The CCO’s Top 21 Cubs Prospects for 2015

Armed with an impressive group of hitting prospects, the Cubs organization has done an about face since the 2011 draft and is widely considered the top farm system in the game. The Cubs have added impact talent through the draft, trades and international signings. Kris Bryant and Addison Russell are two of the top five […]


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The Daily CCO: Cubs Catching Questions, Welington Castillo and News from Day Twelve of Camp Maddon

Countdown to Cubs Cactus League Openers: 1 day Baseball games were played Tuesday, and while they were just Spring Training or exhibition games, it was nice to see a box score again after such a long winter. The Cubs were able to get back on the practice fields and hit at Sloan Park as the […]


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