Cubs End Up with a Tie in Houston – Cubs 6, Astros 6

Spring Training Game Thirty-Seven – Cubs 6, Astros 6 – 10 innings WP – None LP – None Save – None The Cubs and Astros played to a 6-6 tie in 10 innings on Friday night in Houston. The Cubs jumped out to an early lead then battled back and took a 6-5 lead into […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 03/25/13

Minor League Preview: Double-A Tennessee and Triple-A Iowa Good Morning to everyone at the CCO! Today is the last of a three part installment previewing the 2013 minor league season.  We will be discussing each level’s strengths, weaknesses, and things to look for. Please note that the previews are based on current roster assignments and […]

Rusin and Bogusevic Among Fifth Round of Cubs Spring Roster Cuts

The Cubs announced the fifth round of spring roster cuts on Friday morning, and all but set the 25-man roster they will begin the season with on April 1 in Pittsburgh. Dave Sappelt has made the Opening Day roster and will begin the year as the Cubs’ fifth outfielder. Chris Rusin was optioned to Triple-A […]

Dodgers Ding Up Feldman – Cubs 4, Dodgers 5

Spring Training Game Twenty-Eight – Cubs (ss) 4, Dodgers 5 WP – Stephen Fife (2-0) LP – Scott Feldman (0-3) Save – Sean White (1) The Cubs and Dodgers squared off for the fourth and final time this spring on Thursday afternoon … and the Cubs could not dodge another spring loss to Los Angeles. […]

Samardzija Solid in Sin City – Cubs 5, Rangers 1

Spring Training Game Twenty-Two – Cubs (ss) 5, Rangers (ss) 1 WP – Jeff Samardzija (2-0) LP – Nick Tepesch (0-1) Save – None The Cubs started their annual trip to Las Vegas on a positive note with a victory over the Rangers behind an excellent outing from Jeff Samardzija. Jeff Samardzija put together his […]

Rusin Dazzles the Dodgers – Cubs 8, Dodgers 1

Spring Training Game Nineteen – Cubs 8, Dodgers 1 WP – Chris Rusin (2-0) LP – Chris Capuano (0-1) Save – None Chris Rusin has quietly put together a very good spring and in the process has put himself in the mix to break camp as the second lefty in the Cubs’ pen. Rusin continued […]

Cubs Can’t Cash ‘Em In – Cubs 2, Rangers 3

Spring Training Game Thirteen – Cubs 2, Rangers 3 WP – Robbie Ross (1-0) LP – Hisanori Takahashi (0-1) Save – Johan Yan (1) Dale Sveum finally received a solid performance from his pitching staff, but the offense could not come up with a hit late in the game and the Cubs lost for the […]

Cubs Come Up Short in Scottsdale – Cubs 7, Giants 9

Spring Training Game Eight – Cubs 7, Giants 9 WP – Jake Dunning (1-0) LP – Barret Loux (0-1, BS 1) Save – None The Cubs dropped their second straight spring game on Saturday afternoon in Scottsdale. The Cubs took a 3-1 lead into the fourth, but once again the young pitchers on the spring […]

Cubs Cannot Dodge a Long, Sloppy Loss – Cubs 7, Dodgers 11

Spring Training Game Five – Cubs 7, Dodgers 11 WP – Aaron Harang (1-0) LP – Trey McNutt (0-1) Save – None A Spring Training game that lasts for nearly four hours is never a good sign, and that was the case on Wednesday afternoon at HoHoKam Park. The Cubs and Dodgers played a sloppy […]

Cubs Begin the Spring with a Win – Cubs 11, Angels 2

Spring Training Game One – Cubs 11, Angels (SS) 2 WP – Travis Wood (1-0) LP – Nick Maronde (0-1) Save – None The Chicago Cubs took the field for the first time in 2013 on Saturday afternoon at Tempe Diablo Stadium and pounded an Angels’ split squad in their spring opener. Brett Jackson (2-for-2 […]