Roster Reduction and Soriano’s Return

According to a report on, Lou Piniella and Jim Hendry announced the first round of cuts on Friday morning. The Cubs reduced their roster by sending Esmailin Caridad, Jose Ceda, Geoff Jones, Tyler Colvin, Andres Torres, Bobby Scales, Welington Castillo and Josh Donaldson to minor league camp. They also optioned Billy Petrick to Triple-A […]

An Unannounced Split Squad

Spring Training Game Three – Cubs 2 Angels 6 WP – Jered Weaver (1-0) LP – Jason Marquis (0-1) As far as the game itself, it was over before it started. The Angels trotted out their All-Star lineup while Lou Piniella’s crew featured a starting nine that could have taken the field last season in […]

Spring Training NRI’s….The Pitchers

There will be plenty of storylines to keep an eye on this spring and each of those will be discussed in detail over the next week. Position players report one week from today with the first full squad workout scheduled for February 19th. With pitchers and catchers reporting to Fitch Park in two days, the […]