Cubs Weekend Headlines: Roster Moves, Rumors, Home Runs, Spring Wins and Kris Bryant

There is never a dull moment with the Chicago Cubs and that was definitely the case throughout the long weekend. On the field, the Cubs won three of the four games Maddon’s men played against the White Sox, Rockies, Reds and Royals. Jake Arrieta had a big day on the mound and at the plate. […]


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Cubs Hammel Samardzija and the Sox – Cubs 6, White Sox 3

Spring Training Game Twenty-Five – Cubs 6, White Sox 3 WP – Jason Hammel (2-1) LP – Jeff Samardzija (1-2) Save – None The Cubs launched four home runs off Jeff Samardzija in front of a record breaking crowd at Sloan Park and Jason Hammel limited the White Sox to two runs over six innings […]


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Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. White Sox – 03/27/15

Spring Training Game Twenty-Five: Cubs (9-14-1) vs. White Sox (8-12-3) Game Time – 3:05pm CDT Coverage – TV: Comcast SportsNet (Cubs), WGN-TV Ch. 9 (White Sox) – Radio: Cubs.com, 670 The Score (White Sox) Location – Sloan Park, Mesa Jason Hammel (1-1, 3.86, 1.21) vs. Jeff Samardzija (1-1, 7.15, 1.50) The Cubs and White Sox […]


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Cubs Spring Training Update: Pitching Staff

It’s been an up and down spring for the Cubs pitching staff. And the starting rotation has been consistently inconsistent throughout the Cactus League schedule. Before dealing with a tired arm, Jon Lester was sharp for two starts then not-so-sharp in his third outing. Jake Arrieta has shown flashes of last year’s dominance while trying […]


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The Daily CCO: Kris Bryant Set to Start Working in the Outfield and Other Cubs News

Kris Bryant is finally going to see time in the outfield, and the process to expose Bryant to one of the corner spots could begin Tuesday. Joe Maddon addressed Bryant playing outfield prior to Sunday’s game. Maddon said Bryant will start working in the outfield on Tuesday when the team returns from the off day. […]


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Cubs Weekend Headlines: Three Days of Homers, the Kris Bryant Watch, Injury Updates and Spring Wins

It was another busy weekend for the Chicago Cubs, only one more full weekend left in Arizona before the season opener on April 5. Jon Lester and Kris Bryant dominated the news. While Lester was scratched from his start with a tired arm, Bryant was busy hitting three homers in two games. But Bryant wasn’t […]


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Jason Hammel Good, Cubs Bullpen Bad – Padres 6, Cubs 1

Spring Training Game Twenty-One – Cubs 1, Padres 6 WP – Nick Vincent (1-0) LP – Francisley Bueno (0-1) Save – None Jason Hammel struck out nine over five shutout innings and Arismendy Alcantara went deep Sunday. But the Cubs didn’t manage a hit against James Shields and the pen couldn’t keep the Padres off […]


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Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Padres – 03/22/15

Spring Training Game Twenty-One: Cubs (9-10-1) vs. Padres (8-10) Game Time – 3:05pm CDT Coverage – TV: Comcast SportsNet – Radio: WBBM 780-AM Location – Sloan Park, Mesa Jason Hammel (1-1, 6.00, 1.56) vs. James Shields (1-1, 3.86, 0.86) The Cubs get back to work this afternoon against the San Diego Padres at Sloan Park. […]


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The Daily CCO: Castro a Little Banged Up, Bryant a Little Fired Up and Other Cubs News

Starlin Castro may be a little sore right now but Kris Bryant has been playing with a chip on his shoulder this spring. Starlin Castro was a late scratch from Saturday’s lineup with right groin tightness. It’s not believed to be a serious injury and Castro is considered day-to-day. After dealing with hamstring injuries the […]


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The Daily CCO: Three Catchers a Possibility for the Cubs? And Other News and Rumors

The Cubs seem to be leaning toward having three catchers on the active roster when the season starts; at least that is what the team is saying publicly, according to a report from Carrie Muskat. Joe Maddon discussed the scenario with the beat writers Tuesday and pointed out Welington Castillo would give the team insurance […]


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