Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Dodgers – 03/30/12

Spring Training Game Thirty-One: Cubs (14-15-1) vs. Dodgers (SS) (12-11) Game Time – 3:05pm CDT Coverage – TV: None – Radio: Cubs.com Location – HoHoKam Park, Mesa Ryan Dempster (1-1, 3.68/1.43) vs. Fernando Nieve (0-0, 3.24/0.96) Ryan Dempster makes his final start of the spring this afternoon against a Dodgers’ slit squad team. Dempster will […]

Randy Wells and Welington Castillo Optioned to Triple-A Iowa in Latest Round of Cubs Spring Roster Cuts … Samardzija and Volstad Named to Rotation

As expected the Cubs made several roster moves Thursday morning. According to multiple reports, Randy Wells and Welington Castillo were optioned to Triple-A Iowa. Steve Clevenger will begin the season as the Cubs’ back-up catcher. Travis Wood, Dave Sappelt, Scott Maine and Casey Coleman were also optioned to Triple-A Iowa. The Cubs also announced Jeff […]

A Busy Day for the Chicago Cubs?

According to multiple reports, the Cubs brass met following Wednesday’s game against the Indians to figure out the final three to four spots on the Opening Day Roster. Theo Epstein, Jed Hoyer, Randy Bush, Dale Sveum and the coaching staff were expected to decide the Opening Day rotation as well as if Welington Castillo or […]

It’s Decision Time for the Chicago Cubs

According to multiple reports, Dale Sveum and his coaching staff will meet following Wednesday’s exhibition game against the Cleveland Indians to discuss the Opening Day roster. Sveum said Tuesday that 95 percent of the decisions will be made Wednesday night with announcements expected Thursday. The Cubs’ skipper reiterated Tuesday that the guys need to know […]

A Good Day for the Cubs in Goodyear – Cubs 6, Indians 2

Spring Game Twenty-Five – Cubs 6, Indians 2 WP – Rodrigo Lopez (1-0) LP – Jeanmar Gomez (1-1) Save – None The Cubs got back in the spring win column on Sunday afternoon in Goodyear. Dale Sveum’s offense pounded out 13 hits and took advantage of four miscues by the Indians. Alfonso Soriano (1-for-3 with […]

Four Longballs, Matt Garza and a Spring Win in Surprise – Cubs 11, Rangers 4

Spring Game Twenty-Two – Cubs 11, Rangers (SS) 4 WP – Matt Garza (2-2) LP – Colby Lewis (0-2) Save – None The Cubs came out swinging in Surprise on Thursday afternoon and scored runs in five of the nine innings. The offense put up 11 runs against Rangers’ pitching on 15 hits, nine went […]

From the Wire … Cubs Claim Frankie De La Cruz Off Waivers from Brewers

The Cubs announced Friday that they claimed right-handed pitcher Frankie De La Cruz off waivers from the Milwaukee Brewers. De La Cruz was competing for a spot in the Brewers’ pen this spring. According to reports from Brewers’ camp, GM Doug Melvin tried to slide him through waivers in hopes of sending De La Cruz […]