Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Dodgers – 03/30/12

Spring Training Game Thirty-One: Cubs (14-15-1) vs. Dodgers (SS) (12-11) Game Time – 3:05pm CDT Coverage – TV: None – Radio: Cubs.com Location – HoHoKam Park, Mesa Ryan Dempster (1-1, 3.68/1.43) vs. Fernando Nieve (0-0, 3.24/0.96) Ryan Dempster makes his final start of the spring this afternoon against a Dodgers’ slit squad team. Dempster will […]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 03/26/12

Minor League Preview – Double-A Tennessee Smokies and Triple-A Iowa Cubs Good Morning to everyone at the CCO! This is the last of a three part installment previewing the 2012 minor league season. With players from the defending Florida State Champion Daytona Cubs and Southern League runner-up Tennessee Smokies, the top two squads in the […]

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Cubs Still Seen as the Favorite to Sign Jorge Soler … and Other News and Notes

Now that Gerardo Concepcion is signed, sealed and delivered, could Jorge Soler be next in line for a contract from the Cubs? Jorge Soler is still on the Cubs’ radar and the now 20-year old outfielder (February 25) is still an important piece to the Cubs’ puzzle, that is once he can negotiate and sign […]

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Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Brewers – 03/10/12

Spring Training Game Seven: Cubs (3-3) vs. Brewers (SS) (3-2-1) Game Time – 2:05pm CST Coverage – TV: WGN TV – Radio: 720 WGN Location – Maryvale Baseball Park, Phoenix Ryan Dempster (0-0, 4.50/1.00) vs. Chris Narveson (0-0, 0.00/0.00) Updated: 11:18am CST – The Cubs reduced their spring roster Saturday morning by assigning right-handed pitcher […]

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Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Mariners – 03/08/12

Spring Training Game Five: Cubs (2-2) vs. Mariners (5-1) Game Time – 2:05pm CST Coverage – TV: None – Radio: Cubs.com Location – HoHoKam Park, Mesa Chris Volstad (0-0, -.–/-.–) vs. Kevin Millwood (0-0, -.–/-.–) The Cubs return to their spring home to host the Seattle Mariners this afternoon. Chris Volstad will throw his first […]

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Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Royals – 03/07/12

Spring Training Game Four: Cubs (1-2) vs. Royals (3-1) Game Time – 2:05pm CST Coverage – TV: None – Radio: 720 WGN Location – Surprise Stadium, Surprise Jeff Samardzija (0-0, -.–/-.–) vs. Jonathan Sanchez (0-0, -.–/-.–) Dale Sveum and the Cubs will play their first game of the spring today outside of the Mesa city […]

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Intrasquad, Lead-Off Hitters, Bunt Tourney and Other Notes from Cubs Camp

The Cubs first intrasquad game took place Friday afternoon at HoHoKam Park … and Rick Sutcliffe’s Blue Team beat Dale Sveum’s White Team 10-4. Matt Szczur stole the show. The speedy outfielder drove in six of his team’s ten runs with the big blast of the day. Szczur hit a grand slam off Travis Wood […]

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Rambling from the Precipice of Actual Baseball Games

So, its Friday, Kerry Wood tried to take out our best offensive player, bunting is cool again, Jeff Samardzija loves the camera, the squad has moved on down the road to HoHoKam, and Maholm was leveled by the flu in the desert. Interesting times at Cubs camp. So, let’s get to some rambling and enjoyable […]

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The Mental Side of the Game, Jed Hoyer … and Other Notes from Cubs Camp

Thursday is the Cubs final day of the spring at Fitch Park. After Thursday’s workout, the big league team moves down the street to HoHoKam Park and the minor league players take over Fitch Park. The Cubs announced the pitching match-ups for the Intrasquad games on Friday and Saturday. Both five to six inning contests […]

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Leaping Toward Exhibition Season … and Other Notes from Cubs Camp

The Cubs were back at work Tuesday in one of their final days of the spring at Fitch Park. After Thursday’s workout, the Cubs move down Center Street to HoHoKam Park. The Cubs announced Tuesday they added two intrasquad games to their 35-game exhibition schedule. The Cubs will square off against the Cubs on Friday […]

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