Cubs 2016 Spring Training Preview: Catchers

Catching depth was a major concern going into last year’s Spring Training, but it could be argued that the Cubs have some of the best in the majors going into this year. The overall catching position improved greatly last season batting .237/.323/.389 besting the previous year’s .221/.285/.335. With both Miguel Montero and David Ross set […]

Cubs 2016 Spring Training Preview: Starting Pitchers

Since the start of their tenure in the front office, Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer have preached the importance of improving the Cubs’ starting pitching depth. This was even more apparent during the club’s first playoff berth in seven seasons where ace pitcher Jake Arrieta tired and backend starters Kyle Hendricks and Jason Hammel struggled […]

The Daily CCO: ESPN Ranks Cubs Rotation Fourth Best in Baseball and Other News and Rumors

Buster Olney ranked the starting rotations in baseball. Olney based his list on information he gathered from evaluators around the game. To no surprise, the Mets ended up at the top of Olney’s list. And Chris Bosio’s guys checked in as the second best rotation in the NL Central and No. 4 in all of […]

Cubs Add Split Squad Game to Spring Training Schedule

Cubs Add Split Squad Game versus Kansas City Royals on March 7 … Cubs Announce Jan. 8 MasterCard Presale and Jan. 9 General On-Sale Date for 2016 Spring Training Tickets at Sloan Park The Cubs announced Wednesday the team added a game to its upcoming Spring Training slate. The Cubs will now play two games […]

Cubs 2015 Spring Training Preview: Relief Pitchers

One of the brightest spots for the Cubs last season was a young bullpen that performed admirably pitching to a 3.61 ERA and a 1.27 WHIP, despite using 19 relievers. Four pitchers stood out as reliable options, but injuries exposed a shaky back-end which led to some veteran signings and will likely feature quite the […]

Cubs Release Spring Training Broadcast Schedule

The Cubs released the broadcast schedule for the upcoming exhibition season. Updated 12:29am CST, Feb. 19 – According to ESPN Chicago, MLB Network will broadcast three Cubs’ Spring Training games: March 11 vs. Dodgers at Sloan Park, March 16 vs. Reds at Sloan Park and April 3 vs. Diamondbacks at Chase Field. Updated 7:23pm CST, […]

Single-Game Tickets for Cubs 2015 Cactus League Schedule at Sloan Park Go On-Sale January 10

The Cubs announced Thursday single-game tickets for Spring Training home games at Sloan Park go on-sale Saturday, Jan. 10 at 11:00am CST (10:00am MT). The Cubs open the 2015 exhibition season with a pair of games against the Oakland Athletics and San Francisco Giants on Thursday, March 5. Half of Joe Maddon’s team will host […]

Cubs and Sloan Valve Company Announce Partnership, Includes Naming Rights of Cubs Spring Training Facility

The Cubs and Sloan Valve Company announced a partnership Thursday that includes the naming rights of the Cubs Spring Training facility in Mesa. Sloan Park is the new official name of the Cubs facility which opened last spring. Sloan, a global brand based in the Chicago area, joins the team as a Legacy Partner and […]

Rain Washes Away Cubs Day-Night Split Squad Games

The Cubs lost two practice games Saturday due to heavy rains in the Phoenix area. The game against the Giants at Cubs Park (2:05pm CST) was cancelled after it was determined the field could not be played on. And the nightcap at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick (8:10pm CST) was cancelled due to heavy […]

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 […]