Cubs Trying to Get Javier Baez On Track

The Cubs believe in Javier Baez and know he has the talent to be successful in the majors. The 22-year old middle infielder has not been able to adjust to big league pitching and he continues to look lost at the plate this spring. Baez hasn’t been able to carry over the adjustments he’s making […]


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Rambling about the Cubs as Boras is Boorish and Bright

Hello again, everybody. With the weather warming and the words whizzing and whirring, Spring Training is getting more and more interesting by the day. And I am not even referencing a single thing about an actual baseball game. While the bigwigs war with words, actual baseball is an afterthought, but baseball is what is obviously […]


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Cubs Can’t Close Out the Diamondbacks – Diamondbacks 9, Cubs 5

Spring Training Game Eighteen – Cubs 5, Diamondbacks 9 WP – A.J. Schugel (2-0) LP – Anthony Carter (0-1, BS 1) Save – None Starlin Castro doubled, tripled and drove in two runs. Dexter Fowler reached based four times and doubled in a run. Six of the Cubs seven hits went for extra bases and […]


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Cubs’ Javier Baez is Working on Applying the Adjustments

Javier Baez has the talent to be successful in the big leagues. As the front office has pointed out, Baez has a lot of extremes to his game – extreme bat speed, extreme swing and miss and extreme power. Baez is working hard this spring on making the right adjustments knowing he has to make […]


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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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Starlin Castro and Addison Russell are Giving the Right Answers to the Cubs Shortstop Questions

The Cubs are in an envious position, the team has too many shortstops. The questions immediately popped up last July when the Cubs acquired Addison Russell, with Starlin Castro, Javier Baez and Russell, where would they play when Baez and Russell were ready to join Castro at the big league level. The Cubs have three […]


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One Spring Win on One Hit – Cubs 2, Reds 1

Spring Training Game Fourteen – Cubs 2, Reds 1 WP – Travis Wood (1-0) LP – Johnny Cueto (0-2) Save – Zac Rosscup (2) Chris Denorfia belted a two-run homer off Johnny Cueto in the third inning. Travis Wood pitched five shutout innings and minor leaguer Rubi Silva cut down the tying run at the […]


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Bryant Launches Two Home Runs, Hendricks Pitches Five Perfect Innings – Cubs 3, Athletics 1

Spring Training Game Twelve – Cubs (ss) 3, Athletics (ss) 1 WP – Kyle Hendricks (1-0) LP – Jesse Hahn (0-1) Save – Drake Britton (1) After being scratched from the starting lineup with right shoulder fatigue, Kris Bryant entered the game in the third inning and hit the first of two home runs on […]


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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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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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