Cubs Lose the Rumble at Nationals Park – Cubs 2, Nationals 9

Game One Hundred Thirty-Seven – Cubs 2, Nationals 9 WP – Jordan Zimmermann (10-8) LP – Justin Germano (2-6) Save – None The Washington Nationals pounded Cubs’ pitching for the third game in a row and completed the four-game sweep over the Chicago Cubs. The Nationals scored nine runs on 12 hits and launched three […]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Astros – 05/23/12

Game Forty-Four: Cubs (15-28) vs. Astros (19-22) Game Time – 7:05pm CDT Coverage – TV: WGN TV – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channel 187/914 Location – Minute Maid Park, Houston Jeff Samardzija (4-2, 3.00/1.16) vs. Wandy Rodriguez (3-4, 2.24/1.09) The Cubs, without Dale Sveum, look to put an end to their miserable eight-game losing […]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs Split Squad Day – 03/18/12

Spring Training Game Seventeen: Cubs (SS) (6-10) vs. White Sox (4-10) Game Time – 3:05pm CDT Coverage – TV: None – Radio: Location – HoHoKam Park, Mesa Casey Coleman (0-0, 7.71/1.93) vs. Gavin Floyd (0-0, 2.25/1.25) Spring Training Game Eighteen: Cubs (SS) (6-10) vs. Rangers (SS) (4-10) Game Time – 3:05pm CDT Coverage – […]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs Split Squad Day – 03/17/12

Spring Training Game Fifteen: Cubs (SS) (6-8) vs. A’s (SS) (11-3) Game Time – 3:05pm CDT Coverage – TV: None – Radio: 720 WGN Location – Phoenix Municipal Stadium, Phoenix Paul Maholm (0-0, 4.50/1.00) vs. Travis Schlichting (1-0, 2.84/0.63) Spring Training Game Sixteen: Cubs (SS) (6-8) vs. Rangers (SS) (3-9) Game Time – 3:05pm CDT […]

Cubs Played Two … and Lost Two – Cubs 2, Diamondbacks 12 – Cubs 5, Rockies 7

Spring Game Twelve – Cubs (SS) 2, Diamondbacks 12 WP – Ian Kennedy (1-2) LP – Ryan Dempster (1-1) Save – None Spring Game Thirteen – Cubs (SS) 5, Rockies 7 WP – Christian Friedrich (1-0) LP – Alberto Cabrera (0-1) Save – Rex Brothers (1) There were positives from both Cubs losses Thursday in […]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs Split Squad Day – 03/15/12

Spring Training Game Twelve: Cubs (SS) (6-5) vs. Diamondbacks (3-9) Game Time – 3:05pm CDT Coverage – TV: None – Radio: Location – HoHoKam Park, Mesa Ryan Dempster (1-0, 1.80/1.20) vs. Ian Kennedy (0-2, 10.38/2.08) Spring Training Game Thirteen: Cubs (SS) (6-5) vs. Rockies (6-6) Game Time – 3:10pm CDT Coverage – TV: None […]

Weekend Update … Its All Business at Cubs Camp

The first week of camp is officially in the books and reportedly there is a definite difference this spring from the past. The Cubs are focused on baseball and preparation for the upcoming season, even the well-publicized bunting tournament has a purpose. The bunting tournament resumed Saturday with the first round of position players. Matt […]

Moving the Focus to the Field … and Other Notes from Cubs Camp

While pitchers and catchers continued getting their work in during the third day of Cubs Camp, the compensation for Theo Epstein was announced. Chris Carpenter and a player to be named later were sent to Boston for Theo Epstein and a player to be named later … officially the deal was structured as a player […]

A Look Back at the Cubs Off-Season as Pitchers and Catchers Report to Spring Training

Doesn’t it seem like a lot longer than just 144 days since Jed Hoyer’s San Diego Padres beat the Chicago Cubs 9-2? Ryan Dempster took the loss on the final day of the 2011 season. Starlin Castro ran his hitting streak to 11 games in the loss and reached base for the 40th game in […]

Day Two of the 2012 Convention … Meet Cubs Baseball Management and the Coaches’ Den

The Cubs’ new general manager was front and center in the second session of the day. Jed Hoyer picked up where Theo Epstein left off earlier. Hoyer spoke about the importance of building an organization in order to have a big league team that consistently plays in October. Randy Bush, the Cubs’ assistant GM, and […]