The Best in the Cubs System

The annual feature in the VineLine, “Fifty Names From The Farm” will be released in February’s issue … but as been the case in recent years, the Cubs’ monthly publication handed out a preview before the Down on the Farm session last weekend. Here’s a look at the best in the Cubs system … that […]

Cubs Issue 19 Non-Roster Invitations to Big League Camp

The Cubs released the official list of non-roster invitees to Spring Training on Wednesday. Pitchers and catchers report to Fitch Park on February 17 … with the first workout slated for Thursday, February 18. Position players report on February 22 and the first full squad workout will be on Tuesday, February 23. Among the players […]

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.

Surprising Pauir – Cubs 10 Rangers 4

Game Three – Cubs 10 Rangers 4 WP – Ted Lilly (1-0) LP – Scott Feldman (0-1) Save – None The Cubs improved to 3-0 on the young Cactus League season on Friday in front of 5,413 behind Ted Lilly in his only tune-up before the World Baseball Classic. The Cubs offense scored seven runs […]

Cubs’ Storylines of the Spring…The Non-Roster Pitchers

The Cubs first game of the Cactus League schedule is two days away and the first ten days of Camp Lou III have been very quiet. Lou Piniella described camp as being very workman like so far as the players prepare for the games to begin. With the long exhibition season, the Cubs figure to […]

Cubs Sign Stanton…Invite 21 to Spring Training

The Cubs announced on Tuesday they invited 21 players to Spring Training….pitchers and catchers report to Mesa on Friday, February 13th. The Cubs signed Mike Stanton to a minor-league deal on Tuesday and will give the former All-Star a reliever a chance to make the big league club after missing the entire 2008 season. Other […]