Pitching Remains Cubs Priority … and Other News and Notes

With the tender deadline and the Winter Meetings just around the corner, the next 10 days figure to be very busy throughout baseball … and for the Cubs. Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer have decisions to make over the next four days as they continue exploring ways to add pitching to the roster. Carrie Muskat […]

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Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Diamondbacks – 04/02/12

Spring Training Game Thirty-Four: Cubs (15-16-2) vs. Diamondbacks (13-17) Game Time – 3:10pm CDT Coverage – TV: None – Radio: Cubs.com Location – Salt River Fields at Talking Stick, Scottsdale Jay Jackson (1-1, 2.77/1.00) vs. Patrick Corbin (1-0, 0.57/0.89) The Cubs will spend their last Monday of Spring Training at the Diamondbacks and Rockies new […]

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Brett Jackson and Anthony Rizzo among Seventh Round of Spring Roster Cuts

The Cubs announced another round of spring roster cuts Friday morning. Anthony Rizzo and Adrian Cardenas were optioned to Triple-A Iowa. Brett Jackson, Jay Jackson, James Adduci, Michael Brenly and Bobby Scales were assigned to minor league camp. Brett Jackson is not on the Cubs’ 40-man roster so he was reassigned and not optioned out.

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Four Longballs, Matt Garza and a Spring Win in Surprise – Cubs 11, Rangers 4

Spring Game Twenty-Two – Cubs 11, Rangers (SS) 4 WP – Matt Garza (2-2) LP – Colby Lewis (0-2) Save – None The Cubs came out swinging in Surprise on Thursday afternoon and scored runs in five of the nine innings. The offense put up 11 runs against Rangers’ pitching on 15 hits, nine went […]

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Cubs Win One … and Cubs Lose One – Cubs 5, White Sox 7 – Cubs 3, Rangers 2

Spring Game Seventeen – Cubs (SS) 5, White Sox 7 – 10 innings WP – Simon Castro (1-0, BS 1) LP – Marcos Mateo (0-2) Save – Deunte Heath (1) Spring Game Eighteen – Cubs (SS) 3, Rangers (SS) 2 WP – Alberto Cabrera (1-1, BS 1) LP – Sean Green (0-1) Save – Rafael […]

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No Luck for the Cubs in Phoenix or in Vegas – Cubs 3, A’s 4 – Cubs 7, Rangers 12

Spring Game Fifteen – Cubs (SS) 3, A’s (SS) 4 WP – Travis Schlichting (2-0) LP – Paul Maholm (0-1) Save – Erick Threets (1) Spring Game Sixteen – Cubs (SS) 7, Rangers (SS) 12 WP – Derek Holland (2-0) LP – Jeff Samardzija (1-1) Save – None The Cubs dropped two more Spring Training […]

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Cubs Played Two … and Lost Two – Cubs 2, Diamondbacks 12 – Cubs 5, Rockies 7

Spring Game Twelve – Cubs (SS) 2, Diamondbacks 12 WP – Ian Kennedy (1-2) LP – Ryan Dempster (1-1) Save – None Spring Game Thirteen – Cubs (SS) 5, Rockies 7 WP – Christian Friedrich (1-0) LP – Alberto Cabrera (0-1) Save – Rex Brothers (1) There were positives from both Cubs losses Thursday in […]

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Brewers Tee Off on Cubs Pitching – Cubs 2, Brewers 10

Spring Game Eleven – Cubs 2, Brewers 10 WP – Randy Wolf (2-0) LP – Travis Wood (1-1) Save – None … And once again Randy Wells is an afterthought. Randy Wells put together another strong spring outing but his effort will be lost in the horrible performances by Travis Wood and Casey Coleman. In […]

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Homer Happy Cubs Top Reds in the Cactus League – Cubs 8, Reds 6

Spring Game Nine – Cubs 8, Reds 6 WP – Carlos Marmol (1-1, BS 2) LP – Carlos Fisher (1-1, BS 1) Save – Marcos Mateo (1) A day after being shutout in Glendale by the Dodgers, the Cubs offense came out swinging Monday. The Cubs pounded three more home runs and ran their spring […]

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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 […]

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