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 […]

Still Buzzing about the Olt and Baez Blasts and Cubs Spring Training News and Notes

Mike Olt and Javier Baez picked the right time to make the Peoria Sports Complex look rather small. Olt and Baez launched three home runs late Wednesday night that traveled close to 1200 feet combined. As Len Kasper said during the broadcast, the ball does not travel as well at night in the Cactus League […]

Baez Could See Time at Second Base Soon, Samardzija Rumors and Other Cubs Spring Training News

Javier Baez appears to be close to playing second base or third base in a Spring Training game. According to a report from ESPN Chicago, expect Baez to start at second base before long. And when he does, Darwin Barney will lineup at shortstop. Baez has been getting reps at both positions during morning practices. […]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Rockies – 03/11/14

Spring Training Game Thirteen: Cubs (6-6) vs. Rockies (6-7) Game Time – 3:05pm CDT Coverage – TV: None – Radio: Cubs.com Location – Cubs Park, Mesa Travis Wood (0-0, 0.00, 0.33) vs. Jorge De La Rosa (1-0, 9.64, 2.14) The Cubs return to their home park and put their four-day spring winning streak on the […]

Cubs Pen a Spring Loss on the Giants – Cubs 3, Giants 2

Spring Training Game Twelve – Cubs 3, Giants 2 WP – Chris Rusin (1-2) LP – Jeremy Affeldt (0-1, BS 1) Save – Jonathan Sanchez (2) The Cubs improved to .500 in Cactus League play Monday on a day the offense did not pick up its first hit until the sixth inning. Matt Cain started […]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Giants – 03/10/14

Spring Training Game Twelve: Cubs (5-6) vs. Giants (7-4) Game Time – 3:05pm CDT Coverage – TV: None – Radio: Cubs.com Location – Scottsdale Stadium, Scottsdale Jeff Samardzija (0-0, 5.40, 1.60) vs. Matt Cain (1-0, 0.00, 0.33) The Cubs hit the road today and make the short trip from Mesa to Scottsdale to take on […]

Jed Hoyer Takes to the Airwaves and Other Cubs Spring Training News

Jed Hoyer discussed a variety of topics and players such as Jeff Samardzija, Javier Baez, Josh Vitters and Mike Olt as well as Tom Ricketts and ‘the reset button’ during interviews on MLB Network Radio and 87.7 The Game. Hoyer also reiterated during both interviews that the Cubs believe in Starlin Castro and he is […]

The Cubs Need More Jeff Samardzijas, Not Less and Other News from Spring Training

Theo Epstein would like Jeff Samardzija to stay with the Cubs. Jed Hoyer reiterated this week the Cubs need more Jeff Samardzijas on the team, not less. And Jeff Samardzija would like to stay with the team he has a lot invested in. But the two sides remain apart on a long term extension for […]

Cubs Throw Away A Long, Sloppy Spring Training Game – Rockies 7, Cubs 5

Spring Training Game Six – Cubs 5, Rockies (ss) 7 WP – Chris Martin (1-0) LP – Chris Rusin (0-2) Save – Scott Oberg (1) Javier Baez and George Kottaras hit back-to-back spring jacks in the sixth inning that tied the game at three but Rosell Herrera hit a Little League Grand Slam in the […]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Rockies – 03/05/14

Spring Training Game Six: Cubs (2-3) vs. Rockies (SS) (1-5) Game Time – 2:05pm CST Coverage – TV: None – Radio: Cubs.com Location – Cubs Park, Mesa Jeff Samardzija (0-0, 0.00, 1.50) vs. Tyler Chatwood (0-0, -.–, -.–) Rick Renteria and the Cubs wrap up the first week of spring games with the first of […]