Day Eight of Cubs Camp: Garza Leaves Throwing Session with Mild Lat Strain

The Cubs completed their first full squad workout of the spring on Sunday afternoon at Fitch Park. Tom Ricketts, Theo Epstein and Dale Sveum addressed the 62 players in big league camp before the on-field drills and live batting practice. Matt Garza faced live hitters for the first time since last July but had to […]

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Rambling on the Eve of the Eve of Pitchers and Catchers

During the slowest six weeks of the sports year, hearing “pitchers and catchers report today” can warm up the coldest of bodies on a blustery, snow-filled day in the Midwest. These days players spend half of the winter at their Spring Training homes so reporting has lost some of its luster, but the fact that […]

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Cubs Move One Step Closer to Spring Training

Pitchers and catchers do not officially report to Fitch Park until next Sunday but the Cubs loaded the equipment truck on Friday destined for Mesa. The Cubs announced six players from the system will join the big league team in camp this spring. Javier Baez will spend his spring with the Major League team but […]

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Carlos Marmol, Front Office Changes and Other Cubs News, Notes and Rumors

Carlos Marmol was accused in a Dominican Republic court on Wednesday of domestic assault. Miledys Mejia Cepeda, 24, accused Marmol of violating articles 309-1, 309-2 and 333-2 of the Dominican Republic criminal code which are violence against women and filed a criminal complaint. The police have not filed charges according to the Tribune and he […]

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Day Two of the 2013 Cubs Convention … Wrigley Field Restoration

The most anticipated session of the weekend focused on the restoration plans for Wrigley Field … and the Cubs did not disappoint. The five year project, that will take place during the off-season, will cost around $300 million and the Ricketts family is prepared to fund the restoration project. The Cubs are still looking for […]

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Weekend Update … Cubs Off-Season Work Continues

Baseball’s off-season figures to be rather busy over the next few weeks leading into the holidays. Teams are not done and that includes the Cubs. Even with Zack Greinke reportedly agreeing to terms on a six-year, $147 million contract with the Dodgers several big name players are still on the market and while the Cubs […]

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Rambling While the Mercury is Dropping

The day of thanks is upon us. The stockings are itching, the gravy is flowing, and the cold wind is blowing. As winter settles in on the greatest city in the world, Chicagoans prepare for their first cold blast in close to two years. Skipping winter last year was nice, but I doubt Al Gore […]

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Cubs Exploring Ways to Fill Holes … and Other News, Notes and Rumors

The Owners Meetings are underway in Chicago and instead of the focus around the game being on awards week, all of baseball has turned its attention to the reported deal between the Miami Marlins and Toronto Blue Jays. Once the proposed trade is finalized, it will change the course of the off-season throughout baseball. The […]

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Rambling from Something Deeper than the Abyss

After a week off, thanks to life getting in the way of a good rant, Ramblings are back and better than ever. Well, hopefully these are at least decent. Basically, I just hope you enjoy them a little bit. Or more. So let’s go …

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From the Wire … Cubs Fire Oneri Fleita, Make Front Office Changes

The Cubs announced several changes to the front office prior to Wednesday’s game, the most notable was the firing of Oneri Fleita, the team’s Vice President of Player Personnel. Fleita joined the Cubs’ organization in 1995 and Crane Kenney promoted him to VP of Player Personnel in December of 2007. Tom Ricketts extended Fleita’s contract […]

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