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 […]

Olt and Baez Hit Big, Big Flies … Cubs Lose to the Mariners in Extras – Mariners 8, Cubs 7

Spring Training Game Fourteen – Cubs 7, Mariners 8 – 10 innings WP – Lucas Luetge (1-0) LP – Marcus Hatley (1-1) Save – None The Cubs took a 7-4 lead into the ninth inning but Tsuyoshi Wada and Frank Batista could not hold the lead and the Mariners won the game in the bottom of […]

Baez Could See Time at Second Base Soon, Samardzija Rumors and Other Cubs Spring Training News

Javier Baez appears to be close to playing second base or third base in a Spring Training game. According to a report from ESPN Chicago, expect Baez to start at second base before long. And when he does, Darwin Barney will lineup at shortstop. Baez has been getting reps at both positions during morning practices. […]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Giants – 03/10/14

Spring Training Game Twelve: Cubs (5-6) vs. Giants (7-4) Game Time – 3:05pm CDT Coverage – TV: None – Radio: Cubs.com Location – Scottsdale Stadium, Scottsdale Jeff Samardzija (0-0, 5.40, 1.60) vs. Matt Cain (1-0, 0.00, 0.33) The Cubs hit the road today and make the short trip from Mesa to Scottsdale to take on […]

Jackson’s Communication Breakdown and Other Cubs Spring Training News and Notes

Edwin Jackson didn’t exactly go about things the right way Friday when he decided he would only throw fastballs in his second Cactus League start against the Indians. Jackson did not let his manager or pitching coach in on his plan. And it does not sound like Rick Renteria is too happy with Edwin Jackson. […]

The Cubs Need More Jeff Samardzijas, Not Less and Other News from Spring Training

Theo Epstein would like Jeff Samardzija to stay with the Cubs. Jed Hoyer reiterated this week the Cubs need more Jeff Samardzijas on the team, not less. And Jeff Samardzija would like to stay with the team he has a lot invested in. But the two sides remain apart on a long term extension for […]

No Shortage at Shortstop, Arrieta Throws Off a Mound and Other Cubs Spring Training News

The Cubs’ shortstop is Starlin Castro and Iowa’s shortstop is Javier Baez at least that is what Jed Hoyer said Wednesday. But with every home run Baez hits and every play he makes in the field while Castro is out of the lineup, the noise from the fan base gets louder about Baez breaking camp […]

Castro and Baez Can Coexist and Cubs News from Spring Training

Starlin Castro had a MRI on his hamstring and according to multiple reports, there were “no surprises” and “nothing bad” showed up on the MRI. Castro said the stiffness had subsided and he was scheduled to walk in the pool on Tuesday according to Carrie Muskat. Castro said he may be back sooner than 7-10 […]

Cubs Storylines of the Spring

Regardless of the win-loss expectancy at the big league level, this spring and the upcoming season are important steps in the building process for the organization. And the Cubs take another step Thursday afternoon when Rick Renteria’s team kicks off the Cactus League schedule against Kirk Gibson’s Arizona Diamondbacks. Several players that are coming off […]

Practice, Practice, Practice and News from Day 11 of Cubs Camp

The Cubs completed their last weekend for seven months without an actual game. Rick Renteria’s team squares off Wednesday at Cubs Park in an Intrasquad game and the team begins play in the Cactus League on Thursday. Mike Olt is off to a good start this spring. According to a report from Gordon Wittenmyer, Mike […]