Cubs Rotate the Rotation, Castro Gets Minor At Bats and Other Spring Training News

Rick Renteria announced Saturday how he would lineup the first four spots in his rotation to start the season. Jeff Samardzija will pitch Opening Day, as previously announced. Edwin Jackson and Jason Hammel will follow Samardzija with Travis Wood filling the fourth spot in the rotation. Travis Wood will get the ball for the first […]

Cubs Can’t Slow Down the Big Red Hitting Machine – Reds 8, Cubs 3

Cubs Can’t Slow Down the Big Red Hitting Machine – Reds 8, Cubs 3 Spring Training Game Twenty-Six – Cubs 3, Reds 8 WP – Tony Cingrani (2-1) LP – Edwin Jackson (1-3) Save – None Anthony Rizzo drove in two of the Cubs three runs but the Cubs pitching staff could not keep the […]

Questions Remain for the Cubs with a Week Left in Spring Training

The Cubs break camp in five days before wrapping up the exhibition season with two games against the Diamondbacks at Chase Field. In one week the Cubs will depart Arizona and fly to Pittsburgh for the start of the season. And the team that is picked to finish at the bottom of the NL Central […]

Baez Goes Yard, Cubs Can’t Finish Off Rockies and Drop Another Spring Game – Rockies 9, Cubs 6

Spring Training Game Twenty-Three – Cubs 6, Rockies 9 WP – Ryan Arrowood (1-0) LP – Paolo Espino (0-1, BS 1) Save – None The Cubs were down 5-2 going into the eighth inning. Javier Baez hit a mammoth shot to straight away center off of Rob Scahill that started the comeback. The Cubs scored […]

Cubs Offense Sputters Against Indians Pitching – Indians 3, Cubs 2

Spring Training Game Eighteen – Cubs (ss) 2, Indians (ss) 3 WP – Justin Masterson (2-0) LP – Travis Wood (0-2) Save – C.C. Lee (2) For the third time this spring the Cubs offense could not figure out the Indians’ pitching staff, and the Cubs dropped their third Cactus League game to Cleveland on […]

Colorado Rocks Cubs Pitching – Rockies 13, Cubs 0

Spring Training Game Thirteen – Cubs 0, Rockies 13 WP – Jorge De La Rosa (2-0) LP – Travis Wood (0-1) Save – None In front of a Cactus League record crowd of 14,840 at Cubs Park, the Cubs were shutout for the second time this spring on Tuesday afternoon. And while the Cubs managed […]

Cubs Hang On for the Win in a Seesaw Spring Game – Cubs 10, Brewers 8

Spring Training Game Eleven – Cubs 10, Brewers 8 WP – Frank Batista (1-0, BS 1) LP – David Goforth (0-1) Save – Justin Grimm (1) A new Cactus League record crowd of 14,770 at Cubs Park saw the Cubs give up five runs in the seventh inning then score four runs of their own […]

Cubs on the Wrong End of a Spring Shutout – Indians 1, Cubs 0

Spring Training Game Seven – Cubs 0, Indians 1 WP – Aaron Harang (1-0) LP – Justin Grimm (0-1) Save – Scott Barnes (1) The Cubs outhit the Indians 9-4 on Thursday afternoon in Goodyear but the offense could not push across a single run and the Cubs dropped their fifth game of the spring. […]

Cubs Agree to Terms on 2014 Contracts with 19 Pre-Arbitration Players

The Cubs announced Monday afternoon the team agreed to terms with the 19 players on the 40-man roster with 0-3 years of Major League service time. The Major League minimum is $500,000 for the 2014 season and the terms on the contracts for Jake Arrieta and Welington Castillo were not released. Castillo was paid $503,000 […]

A Beautiful Park, A Beautiful Day and a Cubs Game – Diamondbacks 5, Cubs 2

Spring Training Game One – Cubs 2, Diamondbacks (SS) 5 WP – Will Harris (1-0) LP – Wesley Wright (0-1) Save – Jake Barrett (1) The Cubs kicked off the exhibition season Thursday at brand new Cubs Park. The new jewel of the Cactus League will have to wait until another day for its first […]