Rambling about the Cubs as Boras is Boorish and Bright

Hello again, everybody. With the weather warming and the words whizzing and whirring, Spring Training is getting more and more interesting by the day. And I am not even referencing a single thing about an actual baseball game. While the bigwigs war with words, actual baseball is an afterthought, but baseball is what is obviously […]


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Cubs Can’t Close Out the Diamondbacks – Diamondbacks 9, Cubs 5

Spring Training Game Eighteen – Cubs 5, Diamondbacks 9 WP – A.J. Schugel (2-0) LP – Anthony Carter (0-1, BS 1) Save – None Starlin Castro doubled, tripled and drove in two runs. Dexter Fowler reached based four times and doubled in a run. Six of the Cubs seven hits went for extra bases and […]


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Cubs Outlast the Dodgers, Pick Up a Spring Win – Cubs 7, Dodgers 5

Spring Training Game Seventeen – Cubs 7, Dodgers 5 WP – Jake Arrieta (2-1) LP – Brandon McCarthy (0-1) Save – Joseph Ortiz (1) Chris Coghlan, Jorge Soler and Albert Almora drove in six runs. Arismendy Alcantara and Addison Russell scored three times and Jake Arrieta survived a shaky outing as the Cubs beat the […]


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Hammel Shines, Cubs Hang on Late and Top the Royals – Cubs 4, Royals 3

Spring Training Game Sixteen – Cubs 4, Royals 3 WP – Jason Hammel (1-1) LP – Danny Duffy (0-1) Save – Stephen Perakslis (1) Jason Hammel pitched four innings of shutout ball. Starlin Castro worked a walk with the bases loaded that forced in Dexter Fowler with the first run of the game. Anthony Rizzo […]


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Cubs Weekend Headlines: Maddon’s Men Won Some Games and Hit Some Home Runs

It was a long weekend for the Chicago Cubs, one in which the organization played five games in three days and went 4-1 in the exhibition season. The Cubs had a good three days with a couple of exceptions and one big scare. RHP Jacob Turner will miss at least a month dealing with an […]


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One Spring Win on One Hit – Cubs 2, Reds 1

Spring Training Game Fourteen – Cubs 2, Reds 1 WP – Travis Wood (1-0) LP – Johnny Cueto (0-2) Save – Zac Rosscup (2) Chris Denorfia belted a two-run homer off Johnny Cueto in the third inning. Travis Wood pitched five shutout innings and minor leaguer Rubi Silva cut down the tying run at the […]


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Bryant Launches Two Home Runs, Hendricks Pitches Five Perfect Innings – Cubs 3, Athletics 1

Spring Training Game Twelve – Cubs (ss) 3, Athletics (ss) 1 WP – Kyle Hendricks (1-0) LP – Jesse Hahn (0-1) Save – Drake Britton (1) After being scratched from the starting lineup with right shoulder fatigue, Kris Bryant entered the game in the third inning and hit the first of two home runs on […]


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Jed Hoyer Addressed Several Cubs Topics Early in Spring Training

The Cubs are preparing for what has the makings of an interesting and fun, but unpredictable season at the big league level. The front office has given Joe Maddon a lot of young talent to work with and it will be up to Maddon and his staff to put the players in position to win […]


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Bottom of the Lineup Deals the Cubs a Win – Cubs 5, Athletics 3

Spring Training Game Eleven – Cubs (ss) 5, Athletics (ss) 3 WP – Jake Arrieta (1-1) LP – Drew Pomeranz (0-1) Save – Blake Parker (1) Jake Arrieta was charged with one unearned run over four innings, Eric Jokisch tossed three scoreless innings and the offense produced just enough runs on Friday night as the […]


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Rambling about the Cubs with St. Patty’s in Sight

Hello again, everybody. Baseball games are being played, some with Will Ferrell in them, others without. While spring has begun on the diamond it will be one week before it officially begins. With more daylight, better weather and the NCAA tourney a week away, the winter doldrums have lifted just in time to celebrate a […]


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