Samardzija Fools the Pirates on Opening Day – Cubs 3, Pirates 1

Game One – Cubs 3, Pirates 1 WP – Jeff Samardzija (1-0) LP – A.J. Burnett (0-1) Save – Kyuji Fujikawa (1) The Cubs started the 2013 season on a positive note with a 3-1 victory over the Pirates on Monday afternoon, the first win on Opening Day for the Cubs since 2009. Jeff Samardzija […]

From the Wire … Barney Placed on 15-day DL, Gonzalez Added to Roster, Whitenack DFA’d

As expected, the Cubs placed Darwin Barney on the 15-day DL on Monday morning. Barney injured his left knee while trying to catch a ball in foul territory during the third inning of Saturday’s exhibition game in Houston. Barney needed five stitches to close a gash in his knee. The Cubs purchased the contract of […]

Cubs Set Opening Day Roster, Purchase Contracts of Lillibridge and Takahashi

The Cubs announced the 2013 Opening Day roster prior to Sunday’s deadline. As expected, the Cubs purchased the contracts of Brent Lillibridge and Hisanori Takahashi from Triple-A Iowa and added both players to the 40-man roster. To make room on the 40-man, Scott Baker was placed on the 60-day DL. With the additions of Lillibridge […]

Cubs End the Spring on a Losing Note – Cubs 3, Astros 6

Spring Training Game Thirty-Eight – Cubs 3, Astros 6 WP – Jose Valdez (2-0) LP – Carlos Marmol (1-1) Save – None The Cubs completed their extended Spring Training schedule with a loss to the Astros in Houston on Saturday afternoon. The Cubs offense could not get on track through the first seven innings while […]

Two More Practice Games and Two More Decisions for the Cubs

The Cubs extended stay in Arizona came to an end on Thursday following the Cactus League finale against the Mariners. The team broke camp and departed for Houston. The Cubs have only two more exhibition games remaining on their spring schedule … and a couple of decisions to make. During Thursday’s telecast on Comcast SportsNet, […]

Cubs Say Goodbye to HoHoKam – Cubs 4, Mariners 6

Spring Training Game Thirty-Six – Cubs 4, Mariners 6 WP – Lucas Luetge (1-0) LP – Hisanori Takahashi (1-2) Save – Tyler Burgoon (1) The Cubs wrapped up the Cactus League part of their Spring Training schedule with a loss to the Seattle Mariners on Thursday afternoon in the final home game at HoHoKam Park. […]

Barring Late Moves, Cubs Opening Day Roster All But Set

The Cubs basically announced the seventh round of spring roster cuts on Tuesday when Alberto Gonzalez and Zach Putnam were informed they would not be making the team out of camp. While the moves are not official, the Cubs have 32 players remaining on the Spring Training roster. The Cubs are watching the waiver wire, […]

Nine in the Ninth – Cubs 1, Reds 11

Spring Training Game Thirty-Four – Cubs 1, Reds 11 WP – Johnny Cueto (2-1) LP – Jeff Samardzija (2-1) Save – None Tuesday night’s Cactus League game was a well pitched game, on both sides, until the ninth inning. The Reds sent 14 batters to the plate in the ninth and scored nine times before […]

Cubs Inform Alberto Gonzalez and Zach Putnam No Longer in Mix for Opening Day Roster

While the spring roster cuts are not official, according to multiple reports the Cubs told Alberto Gonzalez and Zach Putnam they are no longer in the mix for a spot on the Opening Day roster. Both players are expected to be re-assigned to minor league camp in the coming days.

Mistakes, Mistakes and More Mistakes – Cubs 3, Giants 9

Spring Training Game Thirty-Three – Cubs 3, Giants 9 WP – Ryan Vogelsong (1-1) LP – Travis Wood (3-1) Save – None The dog days of Spring Training apparently hit Cubs’ camp on Monday. The Cubs played one of their worst Cactus League games in weeks in front of the third largest crowd in HoHoKam […]