Notes from Day Ten of Camp Lou … Bullpen Help Wanted

The countdown has begun to the Cubs’ Cactus League opener against the Oakland A’s at HoHoKam Park … only five days until the Cubs play an actual game. Day Ten of Camp Lou IV was pretty quiet for the most part … with a few exceptions. Ted Lilly returned to the field and called his […]

Another Setback for Guzman … and Notes from Day Nine of Camp Lou

After pretty much just a ‘baseball day’ on Wednesday, there was a little more news on Day Nine of Camp Lou IV … some good, some not so good. Angel Guzman was shut down on Thursday with discomfort in his shoulder. Guzman complained about the pain in his shoulder during warm-ups on Wednesday. Guzman has […]

Notes from Day Six of Camp Lou

Rain, rain, go away … For the third day in a row the Cubs were hampered by rain in Mesa. As pointed out on Monday morning, the Cubs having to split the team in order to get their work in is just another reason they need updated facilities. The forecast for Tuesday … sunny with […]

Weekend Update … Spring Has Sprung for the Cubs

Day Four of Camp Lou IV ended early due to rain. Pitchers got their work in before the rain cut the workouts short on Saturday. Rain is expected in the Phoenix area for the next few days but it is expected to be in the mid 60s and sunny on Tuesday for the first full […]

Let the Countdown to the End of the Off-Season Begin

The incredibly long off-season that began on October 5 is almost over. Pitchers and catchers report to Fitch Park in Mesa, AZ in seven days … and the first Spring Training game is on March 4 against the Oakland A’s, just 22 days to go. Jim Hendry spoke with the media on Tuesday as the […]

Hendry Feels Good About Cubs Off-Season

Trucks loaded with the Cubs equipment depart on Tuesday from Wrigley Field for Fitch Park in Mesa … pitchers and catchers report in eight days. According to a report in the Tribune, Jim Hendry feels “the club significantly improved” from a disappointing season a year ago. Hendry admitted, “We knew a couple of years ago […]

Weekend Update … Pitchers and Catchers Report on February 17

Is there some big event that the Cubs are not involved in on Sunday afternoon? Players are preparing to make their way to camps in Arizona and Florida and a couple of Cubs have already reported to Fitch Park … Carlos Zambrano and Kevin Millar. Another sign that Spring Training is just around the corner, […]

Cubs Still Looking for Bullpen Help

During Talkin’ Baseball on ESPN 1000 Saturday morning, Bruce Levine indicated the Cubs would still like to add an arm to the backend of the bullpen. With Carlos Marmol going into camp as the closer, the Cubs are looking for a pitcher to replace Marmol as the primary right-handed setup man. If they go outside […]

Gregg’s Signing Could Free Up Frasor

The Cubs’ former closer could have one more impact on his previous employer. Kevin Gregg has reportedly agreed to a one-year contract with the Blue Jays worth $2.75 million … according to a tweet from Jon Heyman, the deal includes two options that could make Gregg’s new contract worth close to $12 million. Kevin Gregg […]

Weekend Update … The X Factor and Other Cubs Notes

It’s the final day of January. Pitchers and catchers report to Fitch Park in 17 days and Jim Hendry would like to make at least one more addition to his roster. Not only are the Cubs looking to add a reliever to the backend of their pen, they also have two arbitration eligible players still […]