Cubs Re-Assign Caridad and Kadokura

According to reports from and the Sun-Times, the Cubs reduced the spring roster to 43 players on Wednesday afternoon. The Cubs reassigned Esmailin Caridad and Ken Kadokura to minor league camp.

Carlos Squared – Cubs 1 Diamondbacks 9

Game Six – Cubs 1 Diamondbacks 9 WP – Juan Gutierrez (1-0) LP – Mitch Atkins (0-1) Save – None Two of the three pitchers the Cubs figure to depend on in the upcoming season had good outings on Monday at HoHoKam Park. Carlos Zambrano made his first spring start and struck out three of […]

Heilman Impressive in Shutout of Sox – Cubs 13 White Sox 0

Game Four – Cubs 13 White Sox 0 WP – Neal Cotts (1-0) LP – Ehren Wasserman (0-1) Save – None Spring Training games are fun to win, especially against the White Sox, but it is the individual performances and tune-ups that are more important during the exhibition season. Several of the players Lou Piniella […]

The Sun, The Shark and The Hoffpauir – Cubs 5 Dodgers 3

Game One – Cubs 5 Dodgers 3 WP – Ken Kadokura (1-0) LP – Ramon Troncoso (0-1, BS 1) Save – Jeff Stevens (1) Ron Santo received the best birthday present possible…a Cubs Win! 7,916 showed up to HoHoKam Park on a beautiful day in the low 80s for the Cubs Cactus League opener against […]

Video from Cubs First Game of the Spring

Wednesday at HoHoKam Park was truly a beautiful day for a ballgame. Familiar faces filled the park, all in anticipation of the Cubs first game of the year. Granted it was just an exhibition, but to see the Chicago Cubs on the field after such a long, cold, strange winter was more than a welcomed […]

Cubs’ Storylines of the Spring…The Non-Roster Pitchers

The Cubs first game of the Cactus League schedule is two days away and the first ten days of Camp Lou III have been very quiet. Lou Piniella described camp as being very workman like so far as the players prepare for the games to begin. With the long exhibition season, the Cubs figure to […]

Cubs Sign Stanton…Invite 21 to Spring Training

The Cubs announced on Tuesday they invited 21 players to Spring Training….pitchers and catchers report to Mesa on Friday, February 13th. The Cubs signed Mike Stanton to a minor-league deal on Tuesday and will give the former All-Star a reliever a chance to make the big league club after missing the entire 2008 season. Other […]

From the Wire…Cubs Sign Kadokura and Three Others to Minor League Deals

According to a report on Rotoworld, the Cubs signed Japanese pitcher Ken Kadokura to a minor league contract on Monday that includes an invitation to Spring Training. Rotoworld did not link to a source for the signing and they are the only outlet reporting the deal at this time. The Tribune reported the Cubs interest […]

Rumblings and Grumblings on the Final Weekend of 2008

The last weekend update of the year and the baseball world is still debating the Yankees agreeing to terms with Mark Teixeira before Christmas. The Yankees have committed over $400 million on three players so far this winter and there has not been a word from Bud Selig and his office….a different stance than he […]