Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. White Sox – 03/21/14

Spring Training Game Twenty-Five: Cubs (10-14) vs. White Sox (7-10) Game Time – 3:05pm CDT Coverage – TV: Comcast SportsNet, MLB Network, MLB.TV – Radio: Cubs.com Location – Camelback Ranch, Glendale Chris Rusin (2-2, 5.40, 1.03) vs. John Danks (0-0, 2.08, 1.54) The Cubs will spend their last Friday in the Cactus League taking on […]

Rambling about the Cubs While Dreaming of the Dog Days

Hello again, everybody. I know it sounds funny to be dreaming of the dog days of summer, but this Chicago winter wins. It wins more than any winter I can remember, and it wins more than the Yankees, the Cowboys, Duke and Notre Dame combined. That would be Notre Dame, pre-1990. I don’t care what […]

Blue Jays Reportedly Still Talking to the Cubs about Jeff Samardzija

According to a report from Bruce Levine, at least 15 scouts were on hand to watch Jeff Samardzija face the Mariners on Thursday afternoon at Cubs Park. Levine reported during the broadcast on Cubs.com with Mick Gillispie that the Blue Jays are pushing hard for Samardzija. The Blue Jays had three scouts at Thursday’s game […]

Olt Set to Start at Third, Castro Closer and Other Cubs Spring Training News and Notes

Mike Olt is getting nearly as much ink as Javier Baez this spring and he could see his first action at third base on Thursday afternoon when the Cubs take on the Mariners at Cubs Park. The vision problems that derailed Olt’s career appear to be behind him and the only question that seems to […]

Baez Goes Yard, Cubs Can’t Finish Off Rockies and Drop Another Spring Game – Rockies 9, Cubs 6

Spring Training Game Twenty-Three – Cubs 6, Rockies 9 WP – Ryan Arrowood (1-0) LP – Paolo Espino (0-1, BS 1) Save – None The Cubs were down 5-2 going into the eighth inning. Javier Baez hit a mammoth shot to straight away center off of Rob Scahill that started the comeback. The Cubs scored […]

Are the Cubs Still Hoping Mike Olt Will Grab the Third Base Job? And Other News and Notes

Mike Olt said he was feeling better prior to Tuesday’s game after receiving a massage and treatment on his right shoulder. And he proved it against his former team. Olt hit a two-run homer off of Alexi Ogando and drove in another run with a sacrifice fly. Mike Olt and Rick Renteria said Tuesday that […]

Olt and Baez Hit Back-to-Back Jacks, Cubs Fall to Rangers in Ten Innings – Rangers 7, Cubs 6

Spring Training Game Twenty-Two – Cubs 6, Rangers (ss) 7 – 10 innings WP – Ryne Slack (1-0) LP – Marcus Hatley (1-2) Save – None For the second time this spring, Mike Olt and Javier Baez hit back-to-back home runs. And for the second time this spring, the Cubs lost a night game in […]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Rangers – 03/18/14

Spring Training Game Twenty-Two: Cubs (10-11) vs. Rangers (ss) (5-11) Game Time – 9:05pm CDT Coverage – TV: MLB Network, MLB.TV – Radio: Cubs.com Location – Surprise Stadium, Surprise Jason Hammel (1-0, 0.00, 1.67) vs. Alexi Ogando (1-2, 8.64, 1.92) For the first time since Friday, the Cubs play only one exhibition game. The Cubs […]

The Predictable Samardzija Rumors and Other Cubs News and Notes

Jeff Samardzija was back in the rumor mill Monday, that is if he ever left. The unbelievable amount of pitching injuries throughout the league has contenders scrambling to fill holes in their rotations. And teams that were once interested in trading for Samardzija could reopen those discussions. Jeff Samardzija has been named the Cubs Opening […]

Cubs Lose McDonald to Injury and the Exhibition Game to the A’s – Athletics 6, Cubs 2

Spring Training Game Twenty-One – Cubs (ss) 2, Athletics 6 WP – Joe Savery (1-0) LP – Yao-Lin Wang (0-1) Save – None James McDonald exited Monday’s game in Phoenix after only his second pitch of the day and his early departure set a tone for the afternoon. The Cubs were never in the exhibition […]