Talkin’ Cubs Live – Split Squads – 03/20/10

Spring Training Game Seventeen: Cubs (ss) (10-6) vs. A’s (ss) (7-8) Game Time – 3:05pm CDT Coverage – TV: None – Radio: MLB.com (A’s Feed) Location – Phoenix Municipal Stadium, Phoenix Tom Gorzelanny (0-0, 5.40/1.00) vs. Ben Sheets (0-2, 31.15/4.39) Spring Training Game Eighteen: Cubs (ss) (10-6) vs. Royals (ss) (7-6) Game Time – 3:05pm […]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Dodgers – 03/18/10

Spring Training Game Fifteen: Cubs (9-5) vs. Dodgers (4-6-1) Game Time – 3:05pm CDT Coverage – TV: MLB TV.com (Dodgers Feed) – Radio: MLB.com Location – Camelback Ranch, Glendale Ryan Dempster (1-0, 0.00/0.20) vs. Chad Billingsley (0-0, 1.80/0.80) Lou Piniella’s crew returns to work this afternoon following their only scheduled day off of the spring […]

Theriot in the Lead … and Other Cubs Notes from Arizona

The biggest news out of Cubs camp on Monday, other than Kevin Millar’s comedy act, was Lou Piniella announcing Ryan Theriot would be the Cubs leadoff man … at least when the season starts. Piniella said he is 80 percent sure Theriot will hit at the top of his lineup with Kosuke Fukudome hitting in […]

Twelve Down … Twenty-One to Go for the Chicago Cubs

The Cubs are 8-4 after twelve Spring Training contests and have twenty-one exhibition games remaining on the schedule. So where do the Cubs stand after the first two weeks of Cactus League games? The Cubs reduced their 60-man Spring Training roster to 51 players on Sunday. Mitch Atkins (Triple-A Iowa) and David Patton (Double-A Tennessee) […]

A Little Dis-N-Dat Before a Long Weekend of Cubs Games

The Cubs play five games over the next three days, two in Las Vegas against the White Sox and three in Arizona versus the Brewers, Reds and Angels. Half of the roster made the trip with Alan Trammell and the other half will stay behind with Lou Piniella. The Cubs will be on TV twice […]

How the 2010 Chicago Cubs Roster was Constructed

The Cubs began Spring Training with 39 players on their 40-man roster … and the roster figures to have a couple of additions and subtractions before Opening Day in Atlanta. 14 players came to the Cubs via the trade route, six signed as free agents, ten were drafted by the Cubs, five signed as non-drafted […]

Observations and Notes from the First Weekend of Cubs Games

The Spring Training games finally began over the weekend with both positive and not so positive results … plus a few injuries. It was good to see the Cubs back on the field and to be in a ballpark again. There was a different vibe around the team over the weekend. The players appeared to […]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Split Squads – 03/07/10

Updated – 11:40am CST – Game in Glendale vs. White Sox Cancelled Due to Rain Updated – 1:50pm CST – Game in Mesa vs. Dodgers Cancelled Due to Rain Spring Training Game Four: Cubs (ss) (2-1) vs. White Sox (2-1-1) Game Time – 2:05pm C.T. Coverage – TV: WGN TV – Radio: None Location – […]

Cubs Serve One Up on a Silva Platter – Cubs 3 White Sox 15

Game Three – Cubs 3 White Sox (ss) 15 WP – Daniel Hudson (1-0) LP – Carlos Silva (0-1) Save – None Lou Piniella’s crew dropped their first game of the spring on Saturday afternoon after a horrible start by Carlos Silva. Silva dug a hole for his new team and the White Sox kept […]

Lots of Sun and Lots of Longballs – Cubs 9 A’s 3

Game One – Cubs 9 A’s 3 WP – Randy Wells (1-0) LP – Trevor Cahill (0-1) Save – None The first game of the long exhibition season was a successful one for the Chicago Cubs. Not only did the Cubs’ offense hit five home runs and pound out 16 hits but several of the […]