Not a Good Day for the Cubs Relievers in Goodyear – Reds 9, Cubs 5

Spring Training Game Twenty-Seven – Cubs (ss) 5, Reds 9 WP – Aroldis Chapman (1-0) LP – Gonzalez Germen (0-1) Save – None The bullpen day went as expected. The Reds jumped out to an early lead Saturday afternoon and the offense could not keep up as the Cubs’ split squad dropped the exhibition game […]

From the Wire…Cubs Release Esteban German

According to a report from the Chicago Tribune, the Cubs released Esteban German on Friday. Esteban German signed a minor league deal with the Cubs on March 13 that included a non-roster invitation to Spring Training. After 16 days in big league camp, the Cubs re-assigned German to minor league camp on March 29.

A Recap of the Cubs’ Final Weekend in Arizona

While most were paying attention to college basketball, the Cubs had a very busy weekend. On the field they rolled over the White Sox, lost late to the Rockies and Mark DeRosa powered the Indians over Ted Lilly on Sunday. Lou Piniella named Kevin Gregg his closer on Sunday…Carlos Marmol was disappointed. Brad Snyder was […]

Cubs Option Wells and Hart…Re-Assign So Taguchi

The Cubs announced the latest round of roster moves before Sunday’s game against the Tribe. Kevin Hart and Randy Wells were optioned to Triple-A Iowa and So Taguchi was reassigned to Minor League camp. Mark Johnson, Esteban German and Andres Blanco were also re-assigned to minor league camp.

Save Some for the Regular Season – Cubs 20 A’s 5

Game Twenty-Eight – Cubs 20 A’s 5 WP – Ryan Dempster (2-2) LP – Dana Eveland (0-3) Save – None That is not a misprint and there is no reason to adjust your screen. The Cubs pummeled the A’s in Phoenix 20-5…and it would have been worse if Neal Cotts had not allowed three runs […]

Koskie’s Decision Expected Saturday

According to multiple reports, Corey Koskie is expected to announce his decision on Saturday or whether or not he will continue his comeback with the Cubs. Koskie “went home to ponder his future” after meeting with Cubs’ trainers on Friday. Bobby Scales replaced Koskie in the third inning of Thursday’s game against the Mariners after […]

Robnett Optioned…Four Others Re-assigned

The Cubs trimmed their Spring Training roster on Friday afternoon before the split squad games against the Mariners and Angels from 58 to 53 players. The Cubs optioned Richie Robnett to Triple-A Iowa and assigned non-roster invitees J.R. Mathes, Brian Schlitter, Matt Smith and Steve Clevenger to minor league camp.

From the Wire…Cubs Sign German

According to a report from the Sun-Times, the Cubs signed free-agent utility man Esteban German on Friday to a minor league contract. German was released by the Royals on March 9 after clearing waivers. German will compete for the back-up third baseman job.