Jake Arrieta’s Big Day Leads the Way in a Blowout Spring Win – Cubs 18, Rockies 4

Spring Training Game Twenty-Six – Cubs (ss) 18, Rockies 4 WP – Jake Arrieta (3-1) LP – Jonathan Gray (0-2) Save – None Jake Arrieta shut the Rockies out for four innings and drove in four runs with a three-run homer and a double. The Cubs scored seven runs against Jonathan Grey and knocked him […]


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Cubs Hammel Samardzija and the Sox – Cubs 6, White Sox 3

Spring Training Game Twenty-Five – Cubs 6, White Sox 3 WP – Jason Hammel (2-1) LP – Jeff Samardzija (1-2) Save – None The Cubs launched four home runs off Jeff Samardzija in front of a record breaking crowd at Sloan Park and Jason Hammel limited the White Sox to two runs over six innings […]


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Denorfia Injury Could Reportedly Change Cubs Roster Plans

According to a report from the Tribune, Chris Denorfia is dealing with a left hamstring injury that might keep him from beginning the season on the active roster. Chris Denorfia has appeared in only one game since March 17, the B-Game against the Angels last Thursday (March 19) at Sloan Park. Mark Gonzales’ report is […]


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Cubs Rally Falls Short in Peoria – Mariners 3, Cubs 2

Spring Training Game Twenty-Three – Cubs 2, Mariners 3 WP – Taijuan Walker (3-0) LP – Travis Wood (1-2) Save – Dominic Leone (2) Travis Wood kept his team in the spring game. Wood allowed three runs over five innings but the offense did nothing against Taijuan Walker during his six innings on the mound […]


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Cubs Spring Training Update: Position Players

The Cubs have several questions left to answer over the next 12 days. There are 12 games left in the Cubs exhibition season and 10 of those will take place over the final nine days of Cactus League play. There are two positions in the infield to be filled before Opening Night against the Cardinals, […]


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Jason Hammel Good, Cubs Bullpen Bad – Padres 6, Cubs 1

Spring Training Game Twenty-One – Cubs 1, Padres 6 WP – Nick Vincent (1-0) LP – Francisley Bueno (0-1) Save – None Jason Hammel struck out nine over five shutout innings and Arismendy Alcantara went deep Sunday. But the Cubs didn’t manage a hit against James Shields and the pen couldn’t keep the Padres off […]


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The Daily CCO: Epstein and Maddon Discussing Creative Solution for Fifth Spot in Cubs Rotation

According to Carrie Muskat, the competition for the fifth spot in the rotation is down to Travis Wood and Edwin Jackson. It’s been reported for weeks that Wood all but had the last spot in the rotation locked up, it was basically his to lose. But there may be more going on than was reported […]


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Cubs Can’t Close Out the Diamondbacks – Diamondbacks 9, Cubs 5

Spring Training Game Eighteen – Cubs 5, Diamondbacks 9 WP – A.J. Schugel (2-0) LP – Anthony Carter (0-1, BS 1) Save – None Starlin Castro doubled, tripled and drove in two runs. Dexter Fowler reached based four times and doubled in a run. Six of the Cubs seven hits went for extra bases and […]


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Cubs Outlast the Dodgers, Pick Up a Spring Win – Cubs 7, Dodgers 5

Spring Training Game Seventeen – Cubs 7, Dodgers 5 WP – Jake Arrieta (2-1) LP – Brandon McCarthy (0-1) Save – Joseph Ortiz (1) Chris Coghlan, Jorge Soler and Albert Almora drove in six runs. Arismendy Alcantara and Addison Russell scored three times and Jake Arrieta survived a shaky outing as the Cubs beat the […]


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Lester Not Good, Cubs Sloppy and Shut Out – Padres 7, Cubs 0

Spring Training Game Fifteen – Cubs 0, Padres 7 WP – Brandon Morrow (1-0) LP – Jon Lester (0-1) Save – None The Cubs had one of those days Monday afternoon in Peoria. After playing good baseball for close to a week, the defense was sloppy behind Jon Lester while he struggled with his command. […]


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