A Goose Egg in Glendale – Cubs 0, Dodgers 5

Spring Game Eight – Cubs 0, Dodgers 5 WP – Ted Lilly (1-1) LP – Matt Garza (1-1) Save – None Matt Garza had a bad outing Sunday in Glendale … and the Cubs’ offense stayed behind in Mesa. After a very good first inning, Garza was knocked out of the game with one out […]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Mariners – 03/08/12

Spring Training Game Five: Cubs (2-2) vs. Mariners (5-1) Game Time – 2:05pm CST Coverage – TV: None – Radio: Cubs.com Location – HoHoKam Park, Mesa Chris Volstad (0-0, -.–/-.–) vs. Kevin Millwood (0-0, -.–/-.–) The Cubs return to their spring home to host the Seattle Mariners this afternoon. Chris Volstad will throw his first […]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Royals – 03/07/12

Spring Training Game Four: Cubs (1-2) vs. Royals (3-1) Game Time – 2:05pm CST Coverage – TV: None – Radio: 720 WGN Location – Surprise Stadium, Surprise Jeff Samardzija (0-0, -.–/-.–) vs. Jonathan Sanchez (0-0, -.–/-.–) Dale Sveum and the Cubs will play their first game of the spring today outside of the Mesa city […]

Three Bombs and a Cubs Win – Cubs 11, Rockies 4

Spring Game Three – Cubs 11, Rockies 4 WP – Matt Garza (1-0) LP – Guillermo Moscoso (0-1) Save – None Dale Sveum picked up his first ‘win‘ as a Cubs manager on Tuesday afternoon at HoHoKam Park behind big days at the plate from Alfonso Soriano (3-for-3 with two home runs, a double, two […]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. A’s – 03/04/12

Spring Training Game One: Cubs (0-0) vs. A’s (1-1) Game Time – 2:05pm CST Coverage – TV: None – Radio: Cubs.com Location – HoHoKam Park, Mesa Rodrigo Lopez (0-0, -.–/-.–) vs. Brandon McCarthy (0-0, -.–/-.–) Chicago Cubs Baseball is on the Air! It’s the Cactus League opener…the Chicago Cubs versus the Oakland Athletics. The nearly […]

Intrasquad, Lead-Off Hitters, Bunt Tourney and Other Notes from Cubs Camp

The Cubs first intrasquad game took place Friday afternoon at HoHoKam Park … and Rick Sutcliffe’s Blue Team beat Dale Sveum’s White Team 10-4. Matt Szczur stole the show. The speedy outfielder drove in six of his team’s ten runs with the big blast of the day. Szczur hit a grand slam off Travis Wood […]

The Mental Side of the Game, Jed Hoyer … and Other Notes from Cubs Camp

Thursday is the Cubs final day of the spring at Fitch Park. After Thursday’s workout, the big league team moves down the street to HoHoKam Park and the minor league players take over Fitch Park. The Cubs announced the pitching match-ups for the Intrasquad games on Friday and Saturday. Both five to six inning contests […]

Leaping Toward Exhibition Season … and Other Notes from Cubs Camp

The Cubs were back at work Tuesday in one of their final days of the spring at Fitch Park. After Thursday’s workout, the Cubs move down Center Street to HoHoKam Park. The Cubs announced Tuesday they added two intrasquad games to their 35-game exhibition schedule. The Cubs will square off against the Cubs on Friday […]

Sveum Announces Spring Starters … and Other Notes from Cubs Camp

Dale Sveum announced Monday that Rodrigo Lopez will take the ball in the Cubs’ spring opener Sunday against the Oakland Athletics at HoHoKam Park. Ryan Dempster and Matt Garza will follow Lopez in the rotation and by pitching Dempster in the second game and Garza in the third both pitchers will be in line to […]

McNutt Still a Possibility in Epstein Compensation? … and Other Notes from Cubs Camp

Day two of Cubs Camp was more PFPs and pitchers getting their work in before the position players that are not already in camp report Thursday … the first full squad workout is Friday. Trey McNutt discussed his off-season with Carrie Muskat and his willingness to play the waiting game. McNutt has been connected to […]