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 […]

Cubs Starting Javier Baez at Second Base against the Athletics

The Cubs released the lineups for Monday’s split squad games in Mesa and Phoenix and Javier Baez is starting at second base in Phoenix. Javier Baez has been working out at second base during morning practices and will see his first Cactus League action at second base on Monday afternoon. Darwin Barney is starting at […]

Baez Scheduled for Second Base This Week, Arrieta to Throw Live BP and Other Cubs News and Rumors

Rick Renteria said Saturday that Javier Baez will play second base either Monday or Tuesday. The Cubs have two games Monday, one in Phoenix against the Athletics and they host the Angels at Cubs Park. The team travels back to Surprise to take on the Rangers under the lights Tuesday night. Renteria said Baez’s work […]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – The Split Squads – 03/15/14

Spring Training Game Sixteen: Cubs (ss) (7-8) vs. Royals (7-7) Game Time – 3:05pm CDT Coverage – TV: None – Radio: 720 WGN Location – Surprise Stadium, Surprise Jeff Samardzija (0-0, 5.00, 1.44) vs. James Shields (2-0, 1.04, 0.69) Spring Training Game Seventeen: Cubs (ss) (7-8) vs. Mets (ss) (6-7) Game Time – 3:05pm CDT […]

Rambling About the Cubs While Spring Has Not Sprung

Well hello again, everybody! It’s that time of year … I know you have all been looking forward to it , waiting with bated breath, and anxiously anticipating some incoherent, nonsensical, random and ridiculous stream of consciousness. That is right … Ramblings is BACK! For many reasons, including, but not limited to, the 472 “Top […]