Cubs Down on the Farm Report – Iowa Cubs Preview

Minor League Preview – Triple-A Iowa Cubs The fifth installment of a series previewing the 2015 minor league season focuses on the Iowa Cubs. Please note that the previews are based on current roster assignments and anticipated Spring Training success. All assignments, both as to position and level, are subject to change pending the completion […]


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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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Cubs Option LHP Eric Jokisch to Triple-A Iowa, Reduce Spring Training Roster to 39 Players

The Cubs announced the fourth round of roster cuts Saturday, and it was just one player. LHP Eric Jokisch was optioned to Triple-A Iowa. And the Cubs Spring Training roster officially stands at 39 players. Eric Jokisch was expected to begin the year at the top of Iowa’s rotation. Jokisch was rather inconsistent in four […]


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Two Big Innings for the Angels, One Spring Loss for the Cubs – Angels 8, Cubs 4

Spring Training Game Twenty-Four – Cubs 4, Angels 8 WP – Jered Weaver (3-0) LP – Eric Jokisch (1-1) Save – None Mike Olt and Travis Wood hit home runs and Jorge Soler collected another RBI, but the Angels put a four-spot on the board in both third and fifth inning as the Cubs dropped […]


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Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Angels – 03/26/15

Spring Training Game Twenty-Four: Cubs (9-13-1) vs. Angels (12-8-1) Game Time – 6:05pm CDT Coverage – TV: ESPN – Radio: Cubs.com Location – Sloan Park, Mesa Eric Jokisch (1-0, 4.50, 1.38) vs. Jered Weaver (2-0, 1.69, 1.00) The Cubs return to home to host the Angels on National TV and Joe Maddon is running out […]


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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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Cubs Spring Training Update: Pitching Staff

It’s been an up and down spring for the Cubs pitching staff. And the starting rotation has been consistently inconsistent throughout the Cactus League schedule. Before dealing with a tired arm, Jon Lester was sharp for two starts then not-so-sharp in his third outing. Jake Arrieta has shown flashes of last year’s dominance while trying […]


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Bryant Launches Two Longballs, Russell and Castillo Go Deep, Cubs Win – Cubs 12, Mariners 10

Spring Training Game Twenty – Cubs 12, Mariners 10 WP – Eric Jokisch (1-0) LP – Felix Hernandez (0-1) Save – Hector Rondon (1) Kris Bryant hit two home runs, one off Felix Hernandez, and drove in five runs. Addison Russell collected two more spring hits, one a two-run homer off Felix Hernandez and Welington […]


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Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Mariners – 03/21/15

Spring Training Game Twenty: Cubs (8-10-1) vs. Mariners (8-7-2) Game Time – 3:05pm CDT Coverage – TV: None – Radio: WBBM 780-AM Location – Sloan Park, Mesa Eric Jokisch (0-0, 7.20, 1.40) vs. Felix Hernandez (0-0, 0.00, 0.50) The Cubs return to Sloan Park after three days on the Spring Training road. And what was […]


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Cubs Weekend Headlines: Maddon’s Men Won Some Games and Hit Some Home Runs

It was a long weekend for the Chicago Cubs, one in which the organization played five games in three days and went 4-1 in the exhibition season. The Cubs had a good three days with a couple of exceptions and one big scare. RHP Jacob Turner will miss at least a month dealing with an […]


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