From the Wire … Cubs Claim Luis Valbuena Off Waivers, Outright Frankie De La Cruz

According to multiple reports, the Cubs claimed infielder Luis Valbuena off waivers from the Toronto Blue Jays on Tuesday. Valbuena was added to the Cubs 40-man roster and will be on the 25-man roster for Thursday’s opener against the Nationals. To make room on the 40-man roster, the Cubs announced Frankie De La Cruz has […]

Cubs Break Camp with a Win – Cubs 5, Brewers 3

Spring Game Thirty-Five – Cubs 5, Brewers (SS) 3 WP – Travis Wood (2-2) LP – Kyle Heckathorn (0-1) Save – Shawn Camp (1) The Cubs long journey through the Cactus League ended rather quickly Tuesday afternoon at HoHoKam Park. The Cubs and a bunch of minor leaguers including Javier Baez and Jeimer Candelario topped […]

The Cubs Let Their Sticks Do the Talking – Cubs 8, Diamondbacks 3

Spring Game Thirty-Four – Cubs 8, Diamondbacks 3 WP – Kerry Wood (1-0) LP – Patrick Corbin (1-1) Save – None The Cubs offense stayed hot in the team’s penultimate game in the Cactus League. After jumping out to an early 2-0 lead against Patrick Corbin, the sixth best pitching prospect in Arizona’s system, the […]

Cubs Offense Knocks the Rusin Off Against the Angels – Cubs 8, Angels 1

Spring Game Thirty-Three – Cubs 8, Angels 1 WP – Chris Rusin (1-0) LP – Jered Weaver (2-2) Save – None After managing six runs over their last two games, the Cubs offense woke up Sunday afternoon in Tempe. Dale Sveum’s team scored all eight runs off Jered Weaver and Jason Isringhausen. On the afternoon […]

The Cubs Manufacture a Tie against the Angels – Cubs 3, Angels 3

Spring Game Thirty-Two – Cubs 3, Angels 3 – 10 innings WP – None LP – None Save – None For the second time this spring, the Cubs did not win or lose a Cactus League game. The Cubs and Angels played to a 3-3 tie after the Cubs scored two runs without a run […]

Dempster Tunes Up as Spring Winds Down – Cubs 3, Dodgers 6

Spring Game Thirty-One – Cubs 3, Dodgers (SS) 6 WP – Scott Elbert (1-0) LP – Manny Corpas (0-1) Save – None After a good stretch of exhibition games in which the Cubs played better ball, the team lost for the second day in a row … and appeared to just be getting their work […]

A Spring Slugfest – Cubs 11, Padres 12

Spring Game Thirty – Cubs 11, Padres 12 WP – Luke Gregerson (1-1) LP – Alberto Cabrera (1-2, BS 2) Save – Brad Brach (2) Thursday was anything but a quiet day for the Chicago Cubs. Not only did they announce 10 spring roster cuts that included optioning Randy Wells, Welington Castillo, Scott Maine, Travis […]

A Busy Day for the Chicago Cubs?

According to multiple reports, the Cubs brass met following Wednesday’s game against the Indians to figure out the final three to four spots on the Opening Day Roster. Theo Epstein, Jed Hoyer, Randy Bush, Dale Sveum and the coaching staff were expected to decide the Opening Day rotation as well as if Welington Castillo or […]

It’s Decision Time for the Chicago Cubs

According to multiple reports, Dale Sveum and his coaching staff will meet following Wednesday’s exhibition game against the Cleveland Indians to discuss the Opening Day roster. Sveum said Tuesday that 95 percent of the decisions will be made Wednesday night with announcements expected Thursday. The Cubs’ skipper reiterated Tuesday that the guys need to know […]

Cubs Hang On for the Spring ‘W’ – Cubs 7, Reds 4

Spring Game Twenty-Eight – Cubs 7, Reds 4 WP – Lendy Castillo (1-1, BS 1) LP – Clayton Tanner (0-1) Save – None The Cubs did not trail in Tuesday’s spring game against the Reds after they put up three runs over the first five innings against Mat Latos. Darwin Barney (3-for-4 with two doubles, […]