Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 03/25/13

Minor League Preview: Double-A Tennessee and Triple-A Iowa Good Morning to everyone at the CCO! Today is the last of a three part installment previewing the 2013 minor league season.  We will be discussing each level’s strengths, weaknesses, and things to look for. Please note that the previews are based on current roster assignments and […]

Rusin and Bogusevic Among Fifth Round of Cubs Spring Roster Cuts

The Cubs announced the fifth round of spring roster cuts on Friday morning, and all but set the 25-man roster they will begin the season with on April 1 in Pittsburgh. Dave Sappelt has made the Opening Day roster and will begin the year as the Cubs’ fifth outfielder. Chris Rusin was optioned to Triple-A […]

Baker Undergoes Precautionary MRI and Other Cubs News Bits

In case you’ve missed it, MRI’s are in style this spring … well, at least for the Cubs. As the Tribune reported, Dale Sveum joked the Cubs could save money by purchasing their own MRI machine. Two more players had MRI’s on Monday, Scott Baker and Ian Stewart. According to multiple reports, Scott Baker showed […]

Sappelt Powers Cubs Past the Padres in Peoria – Cubs 5, Padres 2

Spring Training Game Twenty-Six – Cubs 5, Padres 2 WP – Edwin Jackson (1-2) LP – Clayton Richard (1-1) Save – Hector Rondon (1) The Cubs began the final two weeks of Spring Training with an efficient, clean victory over the Padres in Peoria. A Cubs’ travel squad topped the Friars for the second time […]

Cubs Battle, Settle for a Split in Las Vegas – Cubs 5, Rangers 8

Spring Training Game Twenty-Four – Cubs (ss) 5, Rangers (ss) 8 WP – Robbie Ross (2-0) LP – Carlos Villanueva (0-2) Save – Chad Bell (1) The Cubs could not rebound from an 8-1 hole in the seventh inning and dropped the second game at Cashman Field in Las Vegas to the Texas Rangers. The […]

Samardzija Solid in Sin City – Cubs 5, Rangers 1

Spring Training Game Twenty-Two – Cubs (ss) 5, Rangers (ss) 1 WP – Jeff Samardzija (2-0) LP – Nick Tepesch (0-1) Save – None The Cubs started their annual trip to Las Vegas on a positive note with a victory over the Rangers behind an excellent outing from Jeff Samardzija. Jeff Samardzija put together his […]

Rusin Dazzles the Dodgers – Cubs 8, Dodgers 1

Spring Training Game Nineteen – Cubs 8, Dodgers 1 WP – Chris Rusin (2-0) LP – Chris Capuano (0-1) Save – None Chris Rusin has quietly put together a very good spring and in the process has put himself in the mix to break camp as the second lefty in the Cubs’ pen. Rusin continued […]

A Spring Shut Out – Cubs 0, Rockies 2

Spring Training Game Eighteen – Cubs 0, Rockies 2 WP – Jorge De La Rosa (1-1) LP – Edwin Jackson (0-2) Save – Will Harris (2) The Cubs wasted two bases loaded opportunities in the first three innings of Wednesday’s game before the bats went cold. The Cubs were shut out for the first time […]

Cubs Break Out the Bats … And Beat the Padres – Cubs 9, Padres 3

Spring Training Game Sixteen – Cubs 9, Padres 3 WP – Travis Wood (3-0) LP – Tim Stauffer (0-1) Save – None The Cubs snapped their five-game spring losing streak on Sunday afternoon at HoHoKam Park. The offense broke out their bats against the Padres’ pen, while Travis Wood was busy putting zeros up on […]

Cubs Walk Away with Another Spring Loss – Cubs 2, Indians 9

Spring Training Game Fifteen – Cubs 2, Indians 9 WP – Zach McAllister (1-1) LP – Brooks Raley (0-1, BS 1) Save – None The Cubs dropped their fifth straight Cactus League game on Saturday afternoon. After starting the spring with wins in three of their first four games, the Cubs have dropped eight of […]