Cubs Finalize First Roster of the Season … and Set Iowa Cubs Roster

A lot is made about a team’s Opening Day roster but the fact is that a big league roster is a work in progress throughout a 162-game schedule. And this season could feature more roster changes for the Cubs than in years past. The Cubs filled out their 40-man big league roster prior to Thursday’s […]

Randy Wells and Welington Castillo Optioned to Triple-A Iowa in Latest Round of Cubs Spring Roster Cuts … Samardzija and Volstad Named to Rotation

As expected the Cubs made several roster moves Thursday morning. According to multiple reports, Randy Wells and Welington Castillo were optioned to Triple-A Iowa. Steve Clevenger will begin the season as the Cubs’ back-up catcher. Travis Wood, Dave Sappelt, Scott Maine and Casey Coleman were also optioned to Triple-A Iowa. The Cubs also announced Jeff […]

It’s Decision Time for the Chicago Cubs

According to multiple reports, Dale Sveum and his coaching staff will meet following Wednesday’s exhibition game against the Cleveland Indians to discuss the Opening Day roster. Sveum said Tuesday that 95 percent of the decisions will be made Wednesday night with announcements expected Thursday. The Cubs’ skipper reiterated Tuesday that the guys need to know […]

Cubs Hang On for the Spring ‘W’ – Cubs 7, Reds 4

Spring Game Twenty-Eight – Cubs 7, Reds 4 WP – Lendy Castillo (1-1, BS 1) LP – Clayton Tanner (0-1) Save – None The Cubs did not trail in Tuesday’s spring game against the Reds after they put up three runs over the first five innings against Mat Latos. Darwin Barney (3-for-4 with two doubles, […]

Cubs Pitching Steps Up in the Split Squads – Cubs 2, Padres 0 – Cubs 2, Diamondbacks 3

Spring Game Twenty-Six – Cubs (SS) 2, Padres 0 WP – Paul Maholm (1-1 LP – Tim Stauffer (1-2 Save – Rafael Dolis (2) Spring Game Twenty-Seven – Cubs (SS) 2, Diamondbacks 3 WP – Ian Kennedy (2-2) LP – Jay Jackson (1-1) Save – J.J. Putz (1) The Cubs played their fifth and final […]

A Good Day for the Cubs in Goodyear – Cubs 6, Indians 2

Spring Game Twenty-Five – Cubs 6, Indians 2 WP – Rodrigo Lopez (1-0) LP – Jeanmar Gomez (1-1) Save – None The Cubs got back in the spring win column on Sunday afternoon in Goodyear. Dale Sveum’s offense pounded out 13 hits and took advantage of four miscues by the Indians. Alfonso Soriano (1-for-3 with […]

Soto’s Spring Slugging Show – Cubs 10, Rockies 8

Spring Game Twenty-Three – Cubs 10, Rockies 8 WP – Jeff Samardzija (2-1) LP – Tyler Chatwood (1-2) Save – Manny Corpas (1) The Chicago Cubs posted their second straight spring win behind a lot of offense and not much pitching from Jeff Samardzija. The Cubs put up three runs in three different innings and […]

The Cubs Squads Get Their Work In – Cubs 5, A’s 5 – Cubs 2, Rangers 6

Spring Game Twenty – Cubs (SS) 5, A’s 5 – 10 innings WP – None LP – None Save – None Spring Game Twenty-One – Cubs (SS) 2, Rangers 6 WP – Michael Kirkman (1-1) LP – Lendy Castillo (0-1) Save – None Teams win games, teams lose games and in the Cactus League games […]

Lots of Offense (and Bad Pitching) in Peoria – Cubs 12, Mariners 7

Spring Game Nineteen – Cubs 12, Mariners 7 WP – Jay Jackson (1-0) LP – Shawn Kelley (0-1) Save – None The Cubs and Mariners hit the ball all over Peoria Sports Complex on Monday afternoon. The two teams scored a combined 19 runs on 30 hits with 14 of those runs scoring in the […]

Cubs Win One … and Cubs Lose One – Cubs 5, White Sox 7 – Cubs 3, Rangers 2

Spring Game Seventeen – Cubs (SS) 5, White Sox 7 – 10 innings WP – Simon Castro (1-0, BS 1) LP – Marcos Mateo (0-2) Save – Deunte Heath (1) Spring Game Eighteen – Cubs (SS) 3, Rangers (SS) 2 WP – Alberto Cabrera (1-1, BS 1) LP – Sean Green (0-1) Save – Rafael […]