Sappelt Powers Cubs Past the Padres in Peoria – Cubs 5, Padres 2

Spring Training Game Twenty-Six – Cubs 5, Padres 2 WP – Edwin Jackson (1-2) LP – Clayton Richard (1-1) Save – Hector Rondon (1) The Cubs began the final two weeks of Spring Training with an efficient, clean victory over the Padres in Peoria. A Cubs’ travel squad topped the Friars for the second time […]

Rusin Dazzles the Dodgers – Cubs 8, Dodgers 1

Spring Training Game Nineteen – Cubs 8, Dodgers 1 WP – Chris Rusin (2-0) LP – Chris Capuano (0-1) Save – None Chris Rusin has quietly put together a very good spring and in the process has put himself in the mix to break camp as the second lefty in the Cubs’ pen. Rusin continued […]

Cubs Renew Contracts of 21 Players and Other News Bits

The Cubs announced Monday that they reached agreement on contracts for all of their 21 pre-arbitration eligible players (0-3 men, automatic renewal) for the upcoming season. Five of the 21 players will receive more than the Major League minimum of $490,000 for the 2013 season. Travis Wood ($537,000), Anthony Rizzo ($498,000), Darwin Barney ($562,000), Welington […]

Cubs Held in Check by Brewers’ Pitching – Cubs 3, Brewers 4

Spring Training Game Ten – Cubs (ss) 3, Brewers 4 WP – Marco Estrada (1-0) LP – Edwin Jackson (0-1) Save – Alfredo Figaro (1) The Cubs dropped the second game of the split squad day to the Brewers in Mesa on Sunday afternoon. Edwin Jackson had a rough second outing of the spring, and […]

A Collective Victory in the Cactus League – Cubs 4, Rockies 2

Spring Training Game Four – Cubs 4, Rockies 2 WP – Andrew Carpenter (1-0) LP – Jorge De La Rosa (0-1) Save – Nick Struck (1) The Cubs won for the third time in four Spring Training games on Tuesday afternoon behind an excellent start from Edwin Jackson, home runs by Christian Villanueva and Dave […]

Day Eleven of Cubs Camp: Rainy Days and Spring Training

The Cubs received a little breathier on Wednesday when rain and bad weather in the Phoenix area shortened practice. Wednesday was the big league team’s last full day of Spring Training at Fitch Park. The Cubs moved down the street to HoHoKam Park to prepare for the start of the Cactus League schedule. The organization […]

Cubs Storylines of the Spring: The Pitchers

With the Cubs’ Cactus League opener just around the corner, it is time to breakdown the storylines of the spring. This is the final spring for the Cubs at Fitch Park and HoHoKam Park. The Cubs are scheduled to cut the ribbon on their new spring home, currently called Riverview Park, in November. It will […]

Day Seven of Cubs Camp: First Full Squad Workout Straight Ahead for the Cubs

As the last few position players made their way to camp on Saturday ahead of the first full squad workout on Sunday, Dale Sveum announced Travis Wood will start the Cubs Cactus League opener against an Angels split squad team in Tempe on Saturday. Jeff Samardzija will start the home opener against the Giants in […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 02/11/13

With the Winter League seasons over and Opening Day for the Minor Leagues weeks away, it’s time to step away from reporting and move to more feature articles.  As a preview to Spring Training, the Down on the Farm Reports returns to a feature entitled … Bubble Players and Bubble Busters Each year, a number […]

Baez Among Six Additions to Cubs Spring Training NRI List

The Cubs announced Friday six players from the organization received non-roster invitations to Spring Training … and among the six was top prospect, Javier Baez. Javier Baez, Casey Coleman, Barret Loux, Nick Struck, Michael Brenly and Rafael Lopez will join 16 other players in Cubs camp this spring on non-roster invitations. As the Spring Training […]