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 […]

Decisions, Decisions, Decisions … and Other Cubs Notes

Mike Quade along with members of his coach staff are scheduled to meet with Jim Hendry and the front office Tuesday morning to discuss the team’s roster. The main topics up for debate are the backup catcher’s job, backup infielder, second base, two spots in the pen, and the fourth and fifth spots in the […]

Cubs Drop Fourth of Z Spring to Z Reds – Cubs 13 Reds 14

Spring Training Game Twenty-Three – Cubs 13 Reds 14 WP – Jared Burton (1-1) LP – Carlos Silva (0-2, BS 1) Save – Jeremy Horst (1) The largest crowd of the year at HoHoKam Park, the fourth largest in the history of the park, was treated to a lot of offense … and another Cubs […]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Reds – 03/18/11

Spring Training Game Twenty-Three: Cubs (9-13) vs. Reds (11-8) Game Time – 3:05pm CDT Coverage – TV: None – Radio: Cubs.com Webcast Location – HoHoKam Park, Mesa Carlos Zambrano (0-1, 1.38/1.31) vs. Sam LeCure (0-0, 0.00/0.86) The Chicago Cubs open the 2011 season against the Pittsburgh Pirates two weeks from today at Wrigley Field. Q’s […]

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 […]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs Split Squad – 03/13/11

Spring Training Game Seventeen: Cubs (ss) (6-10) vs. Dodgers (ss) (5-11) Game Time – 3:05pm CDT Coverage – TV: WGN TV – Radio: None Location – Cashman Field, Las Vegas Carlos Zambrano (0-1, 1.13/1.25) vs. Rubby De La Rosa (0-1, 4.50/0.75) Spring Training Game Eighteen: Cubs (ss) (6-10) vs. Diamondbacks (5-13) Game Time – 3:05pm […]

Nationals and Yankees Among Teams Scouting Carlos Silva

According to a report from Bruce Levine, numerous scouts, including three from the Washington Nationals, were on hand Saturday to see Carlos Silva face the Reds. According to Levine, the Yankees are following all of Silva’s outings. Silva had success under Larry Rothschild, who is now the Yankees’ pitching coach, last season.

Cubs Lose a Pair of One-Run Games to the Reds – Cubs 6 Reds 7, Cubs 8 Reds 9

Spring Training Game Fifteen – Cubs (ss) 6 Reds (ss) 7 WP – Jordan Smith (2-0, BS 2) LP – Todd Wellemeyer (1-2, BS 1) Save – Logan Ondrusek (1) Spring Training Game Sixteen – Cubs (ss) 8 Reds (ss) 9 WP – Scott Carroll (1-0) LP – Robert Coello (0-1, BS 1) Save – […]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs Split Squad – 03/12/11

Spring Training Game Fifteen: Cubs (ss) (6-8) vs. Reds (ss) (8-5-1) Game Time – 2:05pm CST Coverage – TV: None – Radio: 720 WGN Location – HoHokam Park, Mesa Carlos Silva (0-1, 29.70/4.20) vs. Homer Bailey (0-1, 7.71/1.50) Spring Training Game Sixteen: Cubs (ss) (6-8) vs. Reds (ss) (8-5-1) Game Time – 3:05pm CST Coverage […]