Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 04/13/15

For the first games of the minor league season, the top prospects performed like, well, top prospects. Addison Russell has hit over .300 and has a home run, while Kris Bryant has belted two round-trippers for Iowa. Kyle Schwarber has also had a long fly for Tennessee while pitcher Paul Blackburn was dominant for Myrtle […]

Szczur Homers, Soler Drives in Two Before Kids Rally and Surprise the Rangers – Cubs 15, Rangers 10

Spring Training Game Thirty – Cubs 15, Rangers 10 WP – Francisley Bueno (1-1) LP – Kyuji Fujikawa (0-1, BS 1) Save – None The Cubs were down 7-1 as late as the fifth inning and never quit Tuesday afternoon. The Cubs scored four runs in the fifth and two more in the seventh before […]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Rangers – 03/31/15

Spring Training Game Thirty: Cubs (13-15-1) vs. Rangers (ss) (9-15-3) Game Time – 3:05pm CDT Coverage – TV: MLB.com – Radio: Cubs.com Location – Surprise Stadium, Surprise Eric Jokisch (1-1, 6.00, 1.42) vs. Derek Holland (0-0, 0.00, 1.00) The Cubs hit the road in the Cactus League for one last time this spring. The Cubs […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]