Still Buzzing about the Olt and Baez Blasts and Cubs Spring Training News and Notes

Mike Olt and Javier Baez picked the right time to make the Peoria Sports Complex look rather small. Olt and Baez launched three home runs late Wednesday night that traveled close to 1200 feet combined. As Len Kasper said during the broadcast, the ball does not travel as well at night in the Cactus League […]

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Jackson’s Communication Breakdown and Other Cubs Spring Training News and Notes

Edwin Jackson didn’t exactly go about things the right way Friday when he decided he would only throw fastballs in his second Cactus League start against the Indians. Jackson did not let his manager or pitching coach in on his plan. And it does not sound like Rick Renteria is too happy with Edwin Jackson. […]

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Jed Hoyer Takes to the Airwaves and Other Cubs Spring Training News

Jed Hoyer discussed a variety of topics and players such as Jeff Samardzija, Javier Baez, Josh Vitters and Mike Olt as well as Tom Ricketts and ‘the reset button’ during interviews on MLB Network Radio and 87.7 The Game. Hoyer also reiterated during both interviews that the Cubs believe in Starlin Castro and he is […]

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No Shortage at Shortstop, Arrieta Throws Off a Mound and Other Cubs Spring Training News

The Cubs’ shortstop is Starlin Castro and Iowa’s shortstop is Javier Baez at least that is what Jed Hoyer said Wednesday. But with every home run Baez hits and every play he makes in the field while Castro is out of the lineup, the noise from the fan base gets louder about Baez breaking camp […]

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Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Rockies – 03/05/14

Spring Training Game Six: Cubs (2-3) vs. Rockies (SS) (1-5) Game Time – 2:05pm CST Coverage – TV: None – Radio: Cubs.com Location – Cubs Park, Mesa Jeff Samardzija (0-0, 0.00, 1.50) vs. Tyler Chatwood (0-0, -.–, -.–) Rick Renteria and the Cubs wrap up the first week of spring games with the first of […]

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Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Athletics – 03/04/14

Spring Training Game Five: Cubs (1-3) vs. Athletics (SS) (4-1) Game Time – 2:05pm CST Coverage – TV: None – Radio: Cubs.com Location – Cubs Park, Mesa Kyle Hendricks (0-0, -.–, -.–) vs. Tommy Milone (0-1, 13.50, 3.00) The Cubs return home this afternoon for a matchup against an Oakland A’s split squad. While Kyle […]

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Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Brewers – 03/03/14

Spring Training Game Four: Cubs (0-3) vs. Brewers (3-2) Game Time – 2:05pm CST Coverage – TV: MLB.TV – Radio: 720 WGN Location – Maryvale Baseball Park, Maryvale Eric Jokisch (0-0, -.–, -.–) vs. Marco Estrada (1-0, 9.00, 2.00) The Cubs kickoff their first full week of Cactus League games with two exhibitions on Monday. […]

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Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Royals – 03/02/14

Spring Training Game Three: Cubs (0-2) vs. Royals (2-1) Game Time – 2:05pm CST Coverage – TV: None – Radio: Cubs.com Location – Cubs Park, Mesa Edwin Jackson (0-0, -.–, -.–) vs. Wade Davis (0-0, -.–, -.–) Field permitting … The Cubs will try to resume their Cactus League schedule this afternoon after rains washed […]

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Angels Pummel Cubs Pitching, Bryant Bashes Late– Angels 15, Cubs 3

Spring Training Game Two – Cubs 3, Angels 15 WP – Jered Weaver (1-0) LP – Chris Rusin (0-1) Save – None Two pitchers vying for a spot in the Cubs’ rotation struggled mightily in their first outing of the spring while the Cubs’ offense managed only one run on three hits over the first […]

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Cubs Storylines of the Spring

Regardless of the win-loss expectancy at the big league level, this spring and the upcoming season are important steps in the building process for the organization. And the Cubs take another step Thursday afternoon when Rick Renteria’s team kicks off the Cactus League schedule against Kirk Gibson’s Arizona Diamondbacks. Several players that are coming off […]

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