Travis Wood Supplies Highlight in Cubs Loss to the Snakes – Diamondbacks 5, Cubs 1

Spring Training Game Thirty-Two – Cubs 1, Diamondbacks 5 WP – Jeremy Hellickson (3-1) LP – Pedro Strop (0-1) Save – None Edwin Jackson and seven relievers gave up single runs in five innings while Travis Wood supplied the only run, a pinch-hit homer in the third inning as the Cubs lost Friday night’s exhibition […]


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Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Diamondbacks – 04/03/15

Spring Training Game Thirty-Two: Cubs (15-15-1) vs. Diamondbacks (17-14-2) Game Time – 8:40pm CDT Coverage – TV: MLB Network, MLB.TV (Diamondbacks) – Radio: Cubs.com Location – Chase Field, Phoenix Edwin Jackson (2-1, 5.28, 1.50) vs. Jeremy Hellickson (2-1, 6.00, 2.00) The Cubs play their first game of the year in a big league stadium tonight. […]


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The Daily CCO: Joe Maddon’s First Cubs Roster is Coming into Focus

Countdown to Opening Night: 3 days Joe Maddon said Wednesday that he expects the team’s first roster of the season to be finalized by Friday. The Cubs made three spring roster cuts prior to Wednesday’s Cactus League finale. RHP Brian Schlitter, LHP Zac Rosscup and OF Junior Lake were optioned to Triple-A Iowa. The Cubs […]


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The Daily CCO: Edwin Jackson Appears Bullpen Bound and Other Cubs News and Notes

Countdown to Opening Night: 6 days A lot of questions will be answered this week as the Cubs prepare to leave Arizona and the start of the season with the Cardinals. And based on reports Sunday night, the Cubs appear to have decided to go with a traditional five-man rotation with Travis Wood taking the […]


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Cubs Weekend Headlines: Roster Moves, Rumors, Home Runs, Spring Wins and Kris Bryant

There is never a dull moment with the Chicago Cubs and that was definitely the case throughout the long weekend. On the field, the Cubs won three of the four games Maddon’s men played against the White Sox, Rockies, Reds and Royals. Jake Arrieta had a big day on the mound and at the plate. […]


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Edwin Jackson and the Cubs Surprise the Royals with a Spring Shutout – Cubs 7, Royals 0

Spring Training Game Twenty-Eight – Cubs 7, Royals 0 WP – Edwin Jackson (2-1) LP – Edinson Volquez (1-3) Save – None Edwin Jackson pitched 4 2/3 scoreless innings. Miguel Montero, Junior Lake and Matt Szczur homered. The Cubs scored five runs in their last two at bats Sunday afternoon off Wade Davis and Greg […]


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Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Royals – 03/29/15

Spring Training Game Twenty-Eight: Cubs (11-15-1) vs. Royals (16-9) Game Time – 3:05pm CDT Coverage – TV: WGN-TV Ch. 9 – Radio: WBBM 780-AM Location – Surprise Stadium, Surprise Edwin Jackson (1-1, 7.59, 1.97) vs. Edinson Volquez (1-2, 9.49, 2.35) It’s the last Sunday in the Cactus League, only seven days until Opening Night against […]


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Report: Cubs Pursuing Starting Pitching

Injuries and ineffectiveness this spring have depleted the pitching depth the front office thought it had when pitchers and catchers reported last month. According to a report from Bruce Levine, the Cubs “are said to be pursuing starting pitching” and Welington Castillo “could be the player who brings back a pitcher in a trade before […]


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The Daily CCO: Bryant Set for Left Field Debut, Maddon Not Happy with Jackson and Other Cubs News

Kris Bryant is expected to play left field in Thursday’s game against the Angels. The Cubs have not said if he will start the game or come off the bench. Joe Maddon said Bryant is looking forward to playing the outfield. And Bryant told the beat writers he is ready for it and he is […]


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A Bad Day for Edwin Jackson in Cubs Return to HoHoKam Park – Athletics 14, Cubs 2

Spring Training Game Twenty-Two – Cubs 2, Athletics 14 WP – Drew Pomeranz (1-2) LP – Blake Parker (0-2) Save – None Kris Bryant hit his ninth home run in the Cactus League and Jorge Soler drove in a run, but Edwin Jackson reported late to the park because he was stuck in traffic and […]


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