Bottom of the Lineup Deals the Cubs a Win – Cubs 5, Athletics 3

Spring Training Game Eleven – Cubs (ss) 5, Athletics (ss) 3 WP – Jake Arrieta (1-1) LP – Drew Pomeranz (0-1) Save – Blake Parker (1) Jake Arrieta was charged with one unearned run over four innings, Eric Jokisch tossed three scoreless innings and the offense produced just enough runs on Friday night as the […]


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Rambling about the Cubs with St. Patty’s in Sight

Hello again, everybody. Baseball games are being played, some with Will Ferrell in them, others without. While spring has begun on the diamond it will be one week before it officially begins. With more daylight, better weather and the NCAA tourney a week away, the winter doldrums have lifted just in time to celebrate a […]


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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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The Daily CCO: The Schedule Makers Didn’t Do the Cubs Any Favors

The Cubs goal for the season is to win the National League Central Division and play in the post-season for the first time in seven years. And in order to do so, Joe Maddon’s team cannot stumble out of the gate. The Cubs must begin the season on a positive note and post their first winning […]


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The Daily CCO: Joe Maddon is Not Concerned or Worried About the Cubs

Lost in the big blasts hit consecutively by Jorge Soler, Javier Baez and Kris Bryant on Tuesday is that the Cubs remain winless this spring (0-6-1). And Joe Maddon was asked about the Cubs not posting a victory in the first seven Cactus League games. Maddon told the Sun-Times he’s not worried or concerned about […]


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Soler, Baez and Bryant Hit Back-to-Back-to-Back Jacks, Cubs Still Winless on the Spring – Indians 10, Cubs 6

Spring Training Game Seven – Cubs 6, Indians 10 WP – Shaun Marcum (1-0) LP – Blake Parker (0-1) Save – None Jorge Soler, Javier Baez and Kris Bryant launched home runs in consecutive at bats to start the fourth inning. And Welington Castillo tied the exhibition game with a solo homer of his own […]


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The Daily CCO: Javier Baez is Thinking Too Much and Other Cubs News and Notes

The Cubs slipped to 0-5-1 on the spring with Monday’s 6-3 loss to the Padres and the noise got louder about the team’s winless record in the Cactus League. Entirely too much is being made about a team that has used mainly minor leaguers up for the day from the sixth inning on. As Joe […]


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Cubs Strikeout in Bid for First Spring Win – Rangers 6, Cubs 4

Spring Training Game Five – Cubs 4, Rangers (ss) 6 WP – Ross Ohlendorf (1-0) LP – Jake Arrieta (0-1) Save – Edwar Cabrera (1) Jake Arrieta struggled with his command in his first spring start. Eric Jokisch was hit rather hard. The Cubs offense struck out 12 times in the first six innings. And […]


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Cubs 2015 Spring Training Videos

The Cubs played their third Cactus League game in two days on Friday afternoon at Sloan Park. Joe Maddon’s team faced the Cincinnati Reds for the first time this year. And the record setting crowd at the Cubs Spring Training home was focused on Jon Lester for the first two innings. Jon Lester was very […]


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Jon Lester Doesn’t Disappoint in Debut – Reds 5, Cubs 2

Spring Training Game Three – Cubs 2, Reds 5 WP – Carlos Contreras (1-0) LP – Brian Schlitter (0-1, BS 1) Save – Daniel Corcino (1) While Friday’s final score did not go the Cubs way, Jon Lester was excellent in his first start in a Cubs’ uniform in front of a record setting crowd […]


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