Talkin’ Cubs Live – The Split Squads – 03/17/14

Spring Training Game Twenty: Cubs (ss) (9-10) vs. Angels (ss) (8-9) Game Time – 3:05pm CDT Coverage – TV: Comcast SportsNet – Radio: Cubs.com Location – Cubs Park, Mesa Edwin Jackson (0-2, 7.20, 1.40) vs. Joe Blanton (1-1, 7.59, 1.31) Spring Training Game Twenty-One: Cubs (ss) (9-10) vs. Athletics (8-9) Game Time – 3:05pm CDT […]

Samardzija Gets the Opening Day Nod and Other Cubs Spring Training News

The Cubs made it official Friday. Jeff Samardzija will get the ball on Opening Day in Pittsburgh. Unless something happens before the first game of the season, Samardzija will make his second consecutive Opening Day start. And thanks to the schedule makers, Samardzija will become the first pitcher to make back-to-back Opening Day starts at […]

Still Buzzing about the Olt and Baez Blasts and Cubs Spring Training News and Notes

Mike Olt and Javier Baez picked the right time to make the Peoria Sports Complex look rather small. Olt and Baez launched three home runs late Wednesday night that traveled close to 1200 feet combined. As Len Kasper said during the broadcast, the ball does not travel as well at night in the Cactus League […]

Baez Could See Time at Second Base Soon, Samardzija Rumors and Other Cubs Spring Training News

Javier Baez appears to be close to playing second base or third base in a Spring Training game. According to a report from ESPN Chicago, expect Baez to start at second base before long. And when he does, Darwin Barney will lineup at shortstop. Baez has been getting reps at both positions during morning practices. […]

Jackson’s Communication Breakdown and Other Cubs Spring Training News and Notes

Edwin Jackson didn’t exactly go about things the right way Friday when he decided he would only throw fastballs in his second Cactus League start against the Indians. Jackson did not let his manager or pitching coach in on his plan. And it does not sound like Rick Renteria is too happy with Edwin Jackson. […]

Cubs Strikeout Against the Indians – Indians 7, Cubs 2

Spring Training Game Eight – Cubs (ss) 2, Indians 7 WP – Carlos Carrasco (2-0) LP – Edwin Jackson (0-2) Save – None Half of the Cubs’ spring roster struggled against Indians’ pitching for the second day in a row as the Cubs lost to the Tribe 7-2 on Friday afternoon at Cubs Park. Kris […]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – The Split Squads – 03/09/14

Spring Training Game Eight: Cubs (ss) (2-5) vs. Indians (7-1) Game Time – 2:05pm CST Coverage – TV: None – Radio: Cubs.com Location – Cubs Park, Mesa Edwin Jackson (0-1, 4.50, 1.50) vs. Carlos Carrasco (1-0, 2.25, 1.00) Spring Training Game Nine: Cubs (ss) (2-5) vs. Angels (ss) (3-3-1) Game Time – 2:05pm CST Coverage […]

The Moose Was Loose In Mesa – Royals 5, Cubs 3

Spring Training Game Three – Cubs 3, Royals 5 WP – Wade Davis (1-0) LP – Edwin Jackson (0-1) Save – Michael Mariot (1) On a chilly day in front of a Cactus League record crowd of 14,680, Mike Moustakas hit a pair of home runs and drove in three of the Royals’ five runs […]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Royals – 03/02/14

Spring Training Game Three: Cubs (0-2) vs. Royals (2-1) Game Time – 2:05pm CST Coverage – TV: None – Radio: Cubs.com Location – Cubs Park, Mesa Edwin Jackson (0-0, -.–, -.–) vs. Wade Davis (0-0, -.–, -.–) Field permitting … The Cubs will try to resume their Cactus League schedule this afternoon after rains washed […]

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 […]