Cubs Down on the Farm Report – Iowa Cubs Preview

Minor League Preview – Triple-A Iowa Cubs The fifth installment of a series previewing the 2015 minor league season focuses on the Iowa Cubs. Please note that the previews are based on current roster assignments and anticipated Spring Training success. All assignments, both as to position and level, are subject to change pending the completion […]

Edwin Jackson and the Cubs Surprise the Royals with a Spring Shutout – Cubs 7, Royals 0

Spring Training Game Twenty-Eight – Cubs 7, Royals 0 WP – Edwin Jackson (2-1) LP – Edinson Volquez (1-3) Save – None Edwin Jackson pitched 4 2/3 scoreless innings. Miguel Montero, Junior Lake and Matt Szczur homered. The Cubs scored five runs in their last two at bats Sunday afternoon off Wade Davis and Greg […]

Albert Almora, Kyle Schwarber Included in Third Round of Cubs Spring Roster Cuts

The Cubs announced the third round of spring roster cuts Thursday afternoon, and there really were not any surprises. The Cubs sent 12 players to minor league camp and reduced the Spring Training roster to 40 players. The Cubs optioned two relievers to Triple-A Iowa, RHP Blake Parker and LHP Joseph Ortiz. And 10 players […]

A Bad Day for Edwin Jackson in Cubs Return to HoHoKam Park – Athletics 14, Cubs 2

Spring Training Game Twenty-Two – Cubs 2, Athletics 14 WP – Drew Pomeranz (1-2) LP – Blake Parker (0-2) Save – None Kris Bryant hit his ninth home run in the Cactus League and Jorge Soler drove in a run, but Edwin Jackson reported late to the park because he was stuck in traffic and […]

Cubs Spring Training Update: Pitching Staff

It’s been an up and down spring for the Cubs pitching staff. And the starting rotation has been consistently inconsistent throughout the Cactus League schedule. Before dealing with a tired arm, Jon Lester was sharp for two starts then not-so-sharp in his third outing. Jake Arrieta has shown flashes of last year’s dominance while trying […]

Bryant Launches Two Longballs, Russell and Castillo Go Deep, Cubs Win – Cubs 12, Mariners 10

Spring Training Game Twenty – Cubs 12, Mariners 10 WP – Eric Jokisch (1-0) LP – Felix Hernandez (0-1) Save – Hector Rondon (1) Kris Bryant hit two home runs, one off Felix Hernandez, and drove in five runs. Addison Russell collected two more spring hits, one a two-run homer off Felix Hernandez and Welington […]

Lester Not Good, Cubs Sloppy and Shut Out – Padres 7, Cubs 0

Spring Training Game Fifteen – Cubs 0, Padres 7 WP – Brandon Morrow (1-0) LP – Jon Lester (0-1) Save – None The Cubs had one of those days Monday afternoon in Peoria. After playing good baseball for close to a week, the defense was sloppy behind Jon Lester while he struggled with his command. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Chris Bosio Talked Cubs Pitching on 670 The Score

Cubs’ pitching coach Chris Bosio spent time last Friday on the Mully and Hanley Show (670 The Score) and discussed his pitching staff the day after the team’s first Spring Training game. Chris Bosio has a reputation of being brutally honest with his players and he did not mix his words during his interview with […]