Let Another One Slip Away

Spring Training Game Eight – Cubs 1 A’s 2 WP – Santiago Casilla (1-0) LP – Jose Ceda (0-1, BS 1) Save – Jerry Blevins (1) For the second day in a row Lou Piniella’s young bullpen blew a lead in the 8th inning and the Cubs’ defense committed an error. Jose Ceda struggled with […]

Another Slow Start to the Spring

Spring Training Game Four – Cubs 6 Giants 8 WP – Jack Taschner (1-0) LP – Neal Cotts (0-1) Save – Julio Mateo (1) Felix Pie hit his 2nd home run in 4 games and Andres Torres added a 2-run shot in the 7th inning but the Cubs dropped their third Cactus League game in […]

An Unannounced Split Squad

Spring Training Game Three – Cubs 2 Angels 6 WP – Jered Weaver (1-0) LP – Jason Marquis (0-1) As far as the game itself, it was over before it started. The Angels trotted out their All-Star lineup while Lou Piniella’s crew featured a starting nine that could have taken the field last season in […]

(Not Too Much) Fun in the Sun

Spring Training Game Two – Cubs 6 Giants (ss) 8 WP – Vinnie Chulk (1-0) LP – Les Walrond (0-1, BS 1) Save – Sergio Romo (1) A day after an impressive offensive output in Scottsdale, the Cubs dropped their Cactus League home opener against a Giants split squad. As with all Spring Training games […]

Storylines of the Spring….The Rest of the Roster

The first full squad workout is scheduled for later today as the last few position players reported to Fitch Park on Monday. The biggest surprise from Day 5 of Camp Lou was the Cubs signing Alex Cintron to a minor league deal. Rumors began to circulate the signing of Cintron was a precursor to a […]

The Sunday Rumors

Jim Hendry made another minor move on Saturday when he traded Angel Pagan to the New York Mets for two minor league prospects, pitcher Ryan Meyers and outfielder Corey Coles. The trade opened up another roster spot as the Cubs 40-man roster currently stands at 38. Was the Pagan trade a prelude to a bigger […]