Cubs Trade Roquet to A’s…Release Campusano

According to a report from Carrie Muskat, the Cubs traded Rocky Roquet to the Oakland A’s for a player to be named later on Wednesday. Roquet was in big league camp for the second spring in a row and spent a major of last season in Double-A.

Harden Scheduled…and First Cuts of the Spring

According to multiple reports, Rich Harden completed a simulated game on Friday and the Cubs have scheduled his first spring start. If everything goes as planned Rich Harden will take the mound on Tuesday in Peoria against the Seattle Mariners. The Cubs reduced their spring training roster from 60 to 57 following Friday’s game against […]

Carlos Squared – Cubs 1 Diamondbacks 9

Game Six – Cubs 1 Diamondbacks 9 WP – Juan Gutierrez (1-0) LP – Mitch Atkins (0-1) Save – None Two of the three pitchers the Cubs figure to depend on in the upcoming season had good outings on Monday at HoHoKam Park. Carlos Zambrano made his first spring start and struck out three of […]

Surprising Pauir – Cubs 10 Rangers 4

Game Three – Cubs 10 Rangers 4 WP – Ted Lilly (1-0) LP – Scott Feldman (0-1) Save – None The Cubs improved to 3-0 on the young Cactus League season on Friday in front of 5,413 behind Ted Lilly in his only tune-up before the World Baseball Classic. The Cubs offense scored seven runs […]

Cubs’ Storylines of the Spring…The Non-Roster Pitchers

The Cubs first game of the Cactus League schedule is two days away and the first ten days of Camp Lou III have been very quiet. Lou Piniella described camp as being very workman like so far as the players prepare for the games to begin. With the long exhibition season, the Cubs figure to […]

Cubs Sign Stanton…Invite 21 to Spring Training

The Cubs announced on Tuesday they invited 21 players to Spring Training….pitchers and catchers report to Mesa on Friday, February 13th. The Cubs signed Mike Stanton to a minor-league deal on Tuesday and will give the former All-Star a reliever a chance to make the big league club after missing the entire 2008 season. Other […]

Nothing In Between

Spring Training Game Thirteen – Cubs 4 Brewers 6 WP – Dave Bush (1-0) LP – Rich Hill (0-1) Save – Brian Shouse (1) The Cubs offense picked up where they left off on Sunday with an impressive 1st inning against Dave Bush….3 runs on 3 hits with a walk. Aramis Ramirez drove in pair […]

Walking in the Sand

Spring Training Game Seven – Cubs 4 Diamondbacks 5 WP – Brooks Brown (1-0) LP – Tim Lahey (0-1, BS 1) Save – Bill Murphy (1) Carlos Zambrano pitched for the second time this spring with a better result than his previous start last Friday. Not only did Zambrano throw 3 innings of shutout ball […]

An Unannounced Split Squad

Spring Training Game Three – Cubs 2 Angels 6 WP – Jered Weaver (1-0) LP – Jason Marquis (0-1) As far as the game itself, it was over before it started. The Angels trotted out their All-Star lineup while Lou Piniella’s crew featured a starting nine that could have taken the field last season in […]

Headlines and Rumors from Day Three

There was one big surprise from Fitch Park on Day Three of Camp Lou. According to multiple reports, Piniella stated Rich Hill is currently slotted as the 4th starter in his rotation, not the third as has been assumed all winter. Piniella is undecided on which pitcher will occupy the 3rd and 5th spots in […]