Hammel Shines, Cubs Hang on Late and Top the Royals – Cubs 4, Royals 3

Spring Training Game Sixteen – Cubs 4, Royals 3 WP – Jason Hammel (1-1) LP – Danny Duffy (0-1) Save – Stephen Perakslis (1) Jason Hammel pitched four innings of shutout ball. Starlin Castro worked a walk with the bases loaded that forced in Dexter Fowler with the first run of the game. Anthony Rizzo […]


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Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Royals – 03/17/15

Spring Training Game Sixteen: Cubs (5-9-1) vs. Royals (11-3) Game Time – 3:05pm CDT Coverage – TV: None – Radio: Cubs.com Location – Sloan Park, Mesa Jason Hammel (0-1, 10.80, 2.40) vs. Danny Duffy (0-0, 6.75, 1.50) The Cubs return to their spring home to face the American League Champion Kansas City Royals. And Joe […]


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The Daily CCO: One Thousand Innings and Other Cubs St. Patrick’s Day News and Notes

Happy St. Patrick’s Day Mark Gonzales reported Monday that Joe Maddon would like to see the Cubs’ starting staff log at least 1,000 innings this season. Chris Bosio acknowledged having five starters complete 200 innings each would be a “perfect world” scenario and would keep the young arms in the bullpen fresh. The Cubs haven’t […]


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Jed Hoyer Addressed Several Cubs Topics Early in Spring Training

The Cubs are preparing for what has the makings of an interesting and fun, but unpredictable season at the big league level. The front office has given Joe Maddon a lot of young talent to work with and it will be up to Maddon and his staff to put the players in position to win […]


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Kris Bryant and Jorge Soler Hit Big Flies Early, Cubs Lose Late – Angels 10, Cubs 9

Spring Training Game Nine – Cubs 9, Angels 10 WP – Greg Mahle (1-0) LP – Joseph Ortiz (0-1) Save – Alex Sanabia (1) Kris Bryant hit a pair of long home runs and Jorge Soler also went deep but Felix Doubront was rocked in the fifth inning and the Cubs lost another exhibition game […]


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Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Angels – 03/12/15

Spring Training Game Nine: Cubs (1-6-1) vs. Angels (3-4) Game Time – 3:10pm CDT Coverage – TV: MLB Network – Radio: Cubs.com Location – Tempe Diablo Stadium, Tempe Jason Hammel (0-1, 13.50, 2.50) vs. Sean Newcomb (0-0, 0.00, 1.00) The Cubs will shoot to keep that winning feeling in the clubhouse this afternoon against the […]


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Kris Bryant and Matt Szczur Homer in Cubs Third Loss of the Spring – Rockies 7, Cubs 5

Spring Training Game Four – Cubs 5, Rockies 7 WP – Brett Marshall (1-0) LP – Jason Hammel (0-1, BS 1) Save – Brooks Brown (1) Kris Bryant hit a mammoth two-run shot in the second inning that put the Cubs on the board. Albert Almora turned a single in to a Cubs run. Matt […]


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Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Rockies – 03/07/15

Spring Training Game Four: Cubs (0-2-1) vs. Rockies (0-3) Game Time – 2:05pm CST Coverage – TV: None – Radio: WBBM 780-AM Location – Salt River Fields at Talking Stick, Scottsdale Jason Hammel (0-0, -.–, -.–) vs. Brett Marshall (0-0, -.–, -.–) The Cubs hit the road this afternoon and travel to Scottsdale to take […]


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Maddon Makes It Official: Jon Lester to Start Opening Night, Kyle Hendricks Basically a Lock as Cubs Fourth Starter

It’s official, Jon Lester will throw the first pitch of the 2015 baseball season. Joe Maddon removed any doubt Monday who he would be giving the ball to on Opening Night, April 5 against the Cardinals at Wrigley Field. Maddon officially named Lester his Opening Night starter. Maddon also confirmed that Kyle Hendricks is basically […]


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Joe Maddon Announces Cubs Rotation for First Six Spring Games, Jon Lester to Make Debut Friday

The Cubs begin play in the Cactus League on Thursday with a split squad day. And on Monday, Joe Maddon announced his starting rotation for the first six exhibition games. Travis Wood (A’s) and Jacob Turner (Giants) get the Cactus League openers on Thursday. And Wood will oppose fellow lefty Barry Zito at Sloan Park. Jon […]


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