The Daily CCO: Joe Maddon’s First Cubs Roster is Coming into Focus

Countdown to Opening Night: 3 days Joe Maddon said Wednesday that he expects the team’s first roster of the season to be finalized by Friday. The Cubs made three spring roster cuts prior to Wednesday’s Cactus League finale. RHP Brian Schlitter, LHP Zac Rosscup and OF Junior Lake were optioned to Triple-A Iowa. The Cubs […]

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. […]

From the Wire: Cubs Grant Unconditional Release to LHP Felix Doubront

The Cubs announced Saturday LHP Felix Doubront was granted his unconditional release. Felix Doubront received 45 days termination pay, which amounts to around $473,000. Doubront and the Cubs avoided arbitration this winter when the two sides agreed to a $1.925 million salary for the 2015 season. By cutting ties with Doubront, the Cubs save around […]

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 […]

Jason Hammel Good, Cubs Bullpen Bad – Padres 6, Cubs 1

Spring Training Game Twenty-One – Cubs 1, Padres 6 WP – Nick Vincent (1-0) LP – Francisley Bueno (0-1) Save – None Jason Hammel struck out nine over five shutout innings and Arismendy Alcantara went deep Sunday. But the Cubs didn’t manage a hit against James Shields and the pen couldn’t keep the Padres off […]

Cubs Can’t Close Out the Diamondbacks – Diamondbacks 9, Cubs 5

Spring Training Game Eighteen – Cubs 5, Diamondbacks 9 WP – A.J. Schugel (2-0) LP – Anthony Carter (0-1, BS 1) Save – None Starlin Castro doubled, tripled and drove in two runs. Dexter Fowler reached based four times and doubled in a run. Six of the Cubs seven hits went for extra bases and […]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Diamondbacks – 03/19/15

Spring Training Game Eighteen: Cubs (7-9-1) vs. Diamondbacks (10-6-1) Game Time – 8:40pm CDT Coverage – TV: Comcast SportsNet – Radio: Location – Salt River Fields at Talking Stick, Scottsdale Edwin Jackson (1-1, 0.00, 1.40) vs. Rubby De La Rosa (0-1, 3.38, 1.38) The Cubs make the trip from Mesa to Scottsdale for their […]

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 […]

Cubs’ RHP Jacob Turner to Miss at Least One Month, Will Begin Season on DL

RHP Jacob Turner met with the media Friday morning. Turner confirmed he has a bruised bone and mild flexor strain in his right elbow. Turner received a second opinion on his elbow after tests by the Cubs’ medical staff revealed the injury earlier this week. The good news for Jacob Turner, there is not any […]