Jackson Labors, Cubs Unable to Dig Out of Early Hole – Padres 6, Cubs 3

Spring Training Game Six – Cubs 3, Padres 6 WP – Andrew Cashner (1-0) LP – Edwin Jackson (0-1) Save – Jose Valverde (1) After tossing a 1-2-3 first inning, two Cubs errors opened the door for the Padres in the second inning and Edwin Jackson could not close it. Jackson gave up four runs […]


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Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Padres – 03/09/15

Spring Training Game Six: Cubs (0-4-1) vs. Padres (2-3) Game Time – 3:05pm CDT Coverage – TV: None – Radio: Cubs.com Location – Sloan Park, Mesa Edwin Jackson (0-0, -.–, -.–) vs. Andrew Cashner (0-0, -.–, -.–) The Cubs look to erase the spring losing streak this afternoon against Joe Maddon’s good friend Bud Black […]


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The Daily CCO: Travis Wood Makes an October Prediction and Other Cubs News

Cubs’ single game tickets go on-sale this morning at 10:00am CST … The Cubs kicked off the 2015 Cactus League schedule with a tie, a loss and several good performances by big leaguers and prospects. Travis Wood met with the beat writers following his first outing of the spring. Wood was sharp in his two […]


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Rambling About the Cubs as the Games Have Begun!

Hello again, everybody. It is nice to be back in the saddle with some actual baseball being played. Sure, the outcomes don’t matter, and the spring games really tell us nothing, but baseball is back, and Opening Night is right around the corner. So, lets get down to the BRASS TACKS and going rambling on […]


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The Daily CCO: Jorge Soler, the Fifth Rotation Spot and Cubs News from Day Eleven of Camp Maddon

Countdown to Cubs Cactus League Openers: 2 days Rain shortened the Cubs workouts Monday. The outdoor drills Joe Maddon had planned were pushed to Tuesday as the players took advantage of the indoor facilities at the Cubs complex. And photo day was a huge success on Twitter. Jorge Soler spoke with the beat writers Monday […]


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Maddon Makes It Official: Jon Lester to Start Opening Night, Kyle Hendricks Basically a Lock as Cubs Fourth Starter

It’s official, Jon Lester will throw the first pitch of the 2015 baseball season. Joe Maddon removed any doubt Monday who he would be giving the ball to on Opening Night, April 5 against the Cardinals at Wrigley Field. Maddon officially named Lester his Opening Night starter. Maddon also confirmed that Kyle Hendricks is basically […]


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Cubs Storylines of the Spring: The Pitching Staff

The Cubs Storylines of the Spring series continues with a look at the pitchers in big league camp. Three, if not four, of the five starting spots are set as Spring Training begins for the Cubs. As long as everyone stays healthy Jon Lester, Jake Arrieta and Jason Hammel should be slotted in as the […]


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The Daily CCO: Welington Castillo Wants to Stay with the Cubs, News from Day One of Camp Maddon

Countdown to the Cubs Cactus League Openers: 12 days Welington Castillo met with the media Friday and discussed his situation with the beat reporters. Castillo does not want to be traded. Castillo would like to stay with the organization that signed him when he was 17 years old. Castillo said he put too much pressure […]


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Cubs 2015 Spring Training Preview: Starting Pitchers

Thanks to an off-season spending spree aimed largely at the starting rotation, there’s a lot of buzz surrounding the Cubs pitchers. Improvement was necessary to a group that saw 13 pitchers make a start and compile a 4.11 ERA and 1.31 WHIP. Let’s take a look at some of the stories for Spring Training and […]


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Rambling about the Cubs while Cubbie Kool-Aid is Flying Off the Shelves

Hello again, everybody.  I hope you are feeling quite fit and fine on the phenomenal Friday. I attended my 10th Cubs Convention last weekend, and I must say, I have never seen anything like it. The hotel was packed, it was mass chaos in many ways, and the vibe was one that has not been seen […]


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