From the Wire … Braden Looper to Announce Retirement

According to multiple reports, Braden Looper announced his retirement Friday after being told he would not break camp with the Chicago Cubs. Looper sat out last season and was hoping to catch on with the Cubs this spring. Looper was one of the last pitchers in Cubs camp with a shot to make the Opening […]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Mariners – 03/25/11

Spring Training Game Twenty-Nine: Cubs (12-16) vs. Mariners (ss) (13-9) Game Time – 3:05pm CDT Coverage – TV: WGN TV/MLB Network – Radio: Webcast Location – HoHoKam Park, Mesa Randy Wells (1-1, 1.35/0.70) vs. Aaron Laffey (1-0, 1.50/1.50) Updated 12:45pm CDT – Randy Wells was informed that he is the Cubs’ fourth starter Friday […]

Garza Gets the ‘W’ against the Sox – Cubs 8 White Sox 7

Spring Training Game Twenty-Eight – Cubs 8 White Sox 7 WP – Matt Garza (1-3) LP – Phil Humber (0-2) Save – Carlos Marmol (1) Q’s crew won on consecutive days for the first time since March 10 and 11 as they held on and beat the White Sox Thursday afternoon at HoHoKam Park. The […]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. White Sox – 03/24/11

Spring Training Game Twenty-Eight: Cubs (11-16) vs. White Sox (9-16) Game Time – 4:05pm CDT Coverage – TV: Comcast SportsNet (Cubs)/ESPN 2 – Radio: Webcast Location – HoHoKam Park, Mesa Matt Garza (0-3, 9.88/1.90) vs. Phil Humber (0-1, 2.45/0.82) Updated 12:18pm CDT – Cubs Reduced Spring Roster Thursday morning … Fernando Perez was optioned […]

The Plot Thickens in Cubs Camp

The Cubs made their third round of roster cuts Wednesday when they optioned Justin Berg and Scott Maine to Triple-A Iowa … and assigned Todd Wellemeyer and Angel Guzman to minor league camp. Wellemeyer is contemplating his future after dealing with another injury this spring. The Cubs are expected to make another round of roster […]

No Sleep for Q … Roster Decisions Loom for the Cubs

Seven games and six days left in the desert for the Chicago Cubs. The final Cactus League game of 2011 is Tuesday, March 29 … The Cubs equipment truck leaves for Chicago Sunday. Mike Quade, Randy Bush, Pat Listach, Mark Riggins and Greg Maddux met in with Jim Hendry in the GM’s office Tuesday morning […]

Cubs Pounded by the Padres in Peoria – Cubs 4 Padres 14

Spring Training Game Twenty-Four – Cubs 4 Padres 14 WP – Aaron Harang (2-1) LP – Matt Garza (0-3) Save – None Q’s crew had a very rough afternoon in Peoria. Not only did the pitching staff allow 14 runs for the second straight game but two of the pitchers that figure in the Cubs’ […]

Are Barney and Johnson the Leaders for Cubs Bench Jobs?

The Cactus League schedule is winding down. There are only 12 practice games remaining … the Cubs 2011 season begins in two weeks. The Opening Day roster is starting to take shape. The Cubs have 40 players in big league camp (39 without Angel Guzman) after two roster cuts. According to a report from Bruce […]

A Spring Break for the Chicago Cubs

The Cubs only scheduled off day of the spring is Wednesday … and it could not come at a better time. The Cubs have played 21 of the 34 games on the Cactus League schedule and have made two rounds of roster cuts. Camp ‘Q’ started with 60 players in big league camp, two roster […]

Z Cubs Zweep Sunday’s Zplit Zquad Games – Cubs 4 Dodgers 3, Cubs 7 D-Backs 5

Spring Training Game Seventeen – Cubs (ss) 4 Dodgers (ss) 3 – 10 innings WP – Jeff Stevens (1-0) LP – Michael Antonini (0-1) Save – None Spring Training Game Eighteen – Cubs (ss) 7 Diamondbacks 5 WP – Braden Looper (1-0) LP – Daniel Hudson (1-1) Save – None After dropping both split squad […]