Cubs 2015 Spring Training Preview: Right Field

Over the past few years, right field has been one of the worst offensive positions for the Chicago Cubs and has been a major weakness. With Jorge Soler set to take the reins this year, that may be subject to change. Let’s take a look at right field and what to expect during Spring Training. […]


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Jon Lester Sharp, Cubs Notch First Spring Double U – Cubs 4, Dodgers 3

Spring Training Game Eight – Cubs 4, Dodgers 3 WP – Drake Britton (1-0) LP – Chris Anderson (1-1) Save – Zac Rosscup (1) The Cubs took a 3-0 lead into the fourth inning but the Dodgers put a three-spot on the board in the fourth inning against Brian Schlitter. The exhibition game remained tied […]


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Soler, Baez and Bryant Hit Back-to-Back-to-Back Jacks, Cubs Still Winless on the Spring – Indians 10, Cubs 6

Spring Training Game Seven – Cubs 6, Indians 10 WP – Shaun Marcum (1-0) LP – Blake Parker (0-1) Save – None Jorge Soler, Javier Baez and Kris Bryant launched home runs in consecutive at bats to start the fourth inning. And Welington Castillo tied the exhibition game with a solo homer of his own […]


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Cubs 2015 Spring Training Preview: Center Field

Last season, center field was the Cubs weakest position and featured seven players batting a combined .222/.264/.346 with 28 doubles, 15 home runs, 60 RBI and 11 stolen bases. Upgrading was a top priority and the Cubs acquired switch hitting Dexter Fowler from the Houston Astros to do so. Let’s take a look at one […]


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The Daily CCO: Maddon Focused on the Process, Not the Cubs Spring Results

The Cubs have played five exhibition games and have not posted a win yet this spring. And Joe Maddon was asked about the team’s spring win-loss record Sunday. Joe Maddon addressed the winless record prior to Sunday’s game against the Rangers. Maddon said before the Cubs slipped to 0-4-1 in Cactus League play that he’s […]


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Cubs Strikeout in Bid for First Spring Win – Rangers 6, Cubs 4

Spring Training Game Five – Cubs 4, Rangers (ss) 6 WP – Ross Ohlendorf (1-0) LP – Jake Arrieta (0-1) Save – Edwar Cabrera (1) Jake Arrieta struggled with his command in his first spring start. Eric Jokisch was hit rather hard. The Cubs offense struck out 12 times in the first six innings. And […]


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Cubs 2015 Spring Training Preview: Left Field

With second and third base largely unsettled, left field is a position currently on hold of sorts. There are decent options to fill it, but none are set in stone and is ripe for a player to take the reins going forward. Right now, the plan is for Chris Coghlan and Chris Denorfia to share […]


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A Schwarber Slam, a McKinney Homer and a Bullpen Letdown – Giants 8, Cubs 6

Spring Training Game Two – Cubs (ss) 6, Giants 8 WP – Hunter Strickland (1-0) LP – Hunter Cervenka (0-1, BS 1) Save – Erik Cordler (1) Kyle Schwarber celebrated his 22nd birthday in grand fashion Thursday afternoon in Scottsdale with a slam in second inning off Ryan Vogelsong. Billy McKinney homered in the eighth but […]


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Let Joe Maddon’s Experiments Begin

It’s the start of the Cubs Cactus League schedule and time for the mad scientist’s experiments to begin … Joe Maddon sent the first signal Wednesday that this Spring Training is going to be anything but predictable. While the Cubs’ skipper didn’t post his lineups for the Cactus League openers, he did say that Anthony […]


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Cubs 2015 Spring Training Preview: Third Base

Joe Maddon met with the media at the start of Spring Training and admitted that he had “no idea” who will be the starting third baseman on Opening Night. The Cubs have a ton of options, but ultimately whoever wins the job will only be keeping it warm for super prospect Kris Bryant. Let’s take […]


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