The Cubs and E-Jax Take Care of the D-Backs – Cubs 3, Diamondbacks 1

Spring Training Game Thirty-Three – Cubs 3, Diamondbacks 1 WP – Edwin Jackson (2-3) LP – Trevor Cahill (1-2) Save – Jose Veras (1) The Cubs played one of their better games of the spring on Friday night at Chase Field. The Cubs manufactured runs, took advantage of an extra out in the fifth and […]

Rambling as the Cubs Regular Season is Here

Opening Day is Monday, the days are longer, the weather is warmer and the dawn of a new day … is still a year away for Cubs baseball. However, I do expect the Cubs to be noticeably improved from last year with some of the new blood and energy arriving at 1060 W. Addison.   […]

Cubs Top the Sox in Cubs Park Finale – Cubs 4, White Sox 3

Spring Training Game Thirty-Two – Cubs 4, White Sox 3 WP – Travis Wood (1-2) LP – Felipe Paulino (1-2) Save – Neil Ramirez (2) The Cubs closed out the home part of their Spring Training schedule with a solid win over the White Sox on Thursday afternoon. 15,170 were on hand for the final […]

Cubs Roster Coming into Focus with the End of Spring Training in Sight

The Cubs inched closer to finalizing their Opening Day roster after the Rangers claimed Donnie Murphy off waivers, George Kottaras was released, John Baker was named the team’s backup catcher and the announcement was made Eli Whiteside would start the season in Iowa. The Spring Training roster officially stands at 32 players and the 40-man […]

The Roster, The Rumors and Cubs News and Notes

Officially, the Cubs have 34 players on their Spring Training roster, but only 31 of those players are healthy and one has not played in a big league game since March 2. The deadline to unconditionally release players with non-guaranteed contracts and pay only a quarter of their salary is Wednesday at 1:00pm CDT. So, […]

Cabrera and the Cubs Can’t Close Out the Angels – Angels 8, Cubs 4

Spring Training Game Twenty-Nine – Cubs (ss) 4, Angels 8 WP – Cory Rasmus (2-0) LP – Alberto Cabrera (0-1, BS 1) Save – None The Cubs took a 4-2 lead into the ninth inning in front of a record crowd of 15,276 at Cubs Park. But Alberto Cabrera had his worst outing of the […]

Cubs Rotate the Rotation, Castro Gets Minor At Bats and Other Spring Training News

Rick Renteria announced Saturday how he would lineup the first four spots in his rotation to start the season. Jeff Samardzija will pitch Opening Day, as previously announced. Edwin Jackson and Jason Hammel will follow Samardzija with Travis Wood filling the fourth spot in the rotation. Travis Wood will get the ball for the first […]

Cubs Can’t Slow Down the Big Red Hitting Machine – Reds 8, Cubs 3

Cubs Can’t Slow Down the Big Red Hitting Machine – Reds 8, Cubs 3 Spring Training Game Twenty-Six – Cubs 3, Reds 8 WP – Tony Cingrani (2-1) LP – Edwin Jackson (1-3) Save – None Anthony Rizzo drove in two of the Cubs three runs but the Cubs pitching staff could not keep the […]

Questions Remain for the Cubs with a Week Left in Spring Training

The Cubs break camp in five days before wrapping up the exhibition season with two games against the Diamondbacks at Chase Field. In one week the Cubs will depart Arizona and fly to Pittsburgh for the start of the season. And the team that is picked to finish at the bottom of the NL Central […]

Rambling about the Cubs While Dreaming of the Dog Days

Hello again, everybody. I know it sounds funny to be dreaming of the dog days of summer, but this Chicago winter wins. It wins more than any winter I can remember, and it wins more than the Yankees, the Cowboys, Duke and Notre Dame combined. That would be Notre Dame, pre-1990. I don’t care what […]