A Whole Lotta Offense and Sean Marshall – Cubs 13 White Sox 2

Game Twenty-Six – Cubs 13 White Sox 2 WP – Sean Marshall (3-0) LP – Mark Buehrle (0-1) Save – None Spring Training or not, anytime Lou Piniella’s crew beats the White Sox…it’s a great day. The Cubs put on an offensive display in front of another record crowd at Camelback Ranch. A day after […]

Share on Fancred

Is the 2009 Chicago Cubs Opening Day Roster Set?

With 18 games left in the exhibition season it appears the roster Lou Piniella will begin the season with in Houston is all but set. Last Saturday, Mike Fontenot was named the Cubs’ starting second baseman…Gary Hughes confirmed Fontenot as the Cubs’ starter with Holden Kushner on Monday afternoon. Sunday, Lou Piniella said, “Hoffpauir’s fine. […]

Share on Fancred

Cubs Spring Stats…After 13 Games

As many know, Spring Training wins and losses are meaningless and the same can be said about individual stats. Players often work on things they would like to improve on, especially pitchers. Take for example Craig Counsell of the Brewers who has changed his exaggerated batting stance and dropped his hands making him unrecognizable in […]

Share on Fancred

Issuing Walks in the Sand – Cubs 2 Rangers 7

Game Thirteen – Cubs 2 Rangers 7 WP – Derek Holland (1-0) LP – Chad Fox (0-1) Save – None The Cubs dropped their sixth game in a row Sunday afternoon, the first that was not decided by two runs or less. Sean Marshall started the game and was excellent…to use an old cliché he […]

Share on Fancred

Cubs Out Fox the Brewers – Cubs 7 Brewers 4

Game Two – Cubs 7 Brewers 4 WP – Chad Gaudin (1-0) LP – Seth McClung (0-1, BS 1) Save – Angel Guzman (1) In front of a small crowd of 6,711 on Thursday, Lou Piniella’s crew improved to 2-0 on the spring with a solid victory over the Brewers. Rick Sutcliffe was calling the […]

Share on Fancred

Cubs’ Storylines of the Spring…The Non-Roster Pitchers

The Cubs first game of the Cactus League schedule is two days away and the first ten days of Camp Lou III have been very quiet. Lou Piniella described camp as being very workman like so far as the players prepare for the games to begin. With the long exhibition season, the Cubs figure to […]

Share on Fancred

Cubs Sign Stanton…Invite 21 to Spring Training

The Cubs announced on Tuesday they invited 21 players to Spring Training….pitchers and catchers report to Mesa on Friday, February 13th. The Cubs signed Mike Stanton to a minor-league deal on Tuesday and will give the former All-Star a reliever a chance to make the big league club after missing the entire 2008 season. Other […]

Share on Fancred

Wanted…Cost Effective Innings Eater

Jim Hendry recently stated, “We’re just trying to make the club better, which I think we are.” Whether or not the team that posted 97 wins a year ago is better in the first week of January on paper is up for debate. Reportedly Jim Hendry will look for another arm to add to the […]

Share on Fancred

From the Wire….Cubs Re-Sign Chad Fox…Howry Signs with Giants

According to a report on Yahoo Sports, the Cubs signed pitcher Chad Fox on Wednesday to a minor league contract with a non-roster invitation to Spring Training. Free agent Bobby Howry signed a 1-year deal with the Giants on Wednesday according to a report from MLB.com. The Giants were rumored to be interested in Howry […]

Share on Fancred

Wood Files for Free Agency

According to a report on Cubs.com, Kerry Wood was among 42 players that filed for free agency on Friday. Wood, along with Jon Lieber and Henry Blanco joined teammates Ryan Dempster, Jim Edmonds, Bobby Howry and Chad Fox on the list of 107 Major League players that filed in the first two days.

Share on Fancred