From the Wire … Chad Tracy Receives Cubs Final Roster Spot

According to reports from the Sun-Times and Tribune, Chad Tracy received the Cubs’ final roster spot on Tuesday … over Kevin Millar. Jim Hendry said it was a “tough decision” to release Kevin Millar. The Cubs also optioned Sam Fuld and Micah Hoffpauir to Triple-A Iowa on Tuesday.

Decision Time … and Other Cubs Notes

According to multiple reports, the Cubs are expected to trim their roster to 25 players on Tuesday … or early Wednesday. Who will take the final spot on the Cubs roster? Kevin Millar or Chad Tracy? According to a report from Bruce Levine, Millar and Tracy do not have long-term commitments to stay in the […]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Reds – 03/29/10

Spring Training Game Twenty-Seven: Cubs (14-9-3) vs. Reds (9-12-2) Game Time – 3:05pm CDT Coverage – TV: None – Radio: XM Channel 184, (Reds Feed) Location – HoHoKam Park, Mesa Randy Wells (2-0, 5.68/1.42) vs. Carlos Fisher (0-0, 6.75/2.63) Lou Piniella’s crew opens the 2010 season one week from today in Atlanta. Spring Training […]

Tyler Colvin and the Cubs Opening Day Roster

The Cubs have not officially made the announcement but Lou Piniella said on Sunday that Tyler Colvin has made the Cubs’ Opening Day roster. With Colvin and James Russell in the fold, that leaves one spot on the Opening Day roster. The Cubs still have 31 players on their Spring Training roster. Angel Guzman will […]

Dempster Wins Duel in the Desert – Cubs 1 Mariners 0

Game Twenty-Six – Cubs 1 Mariners 0 WP – Ryan Dempster (2-0) LP – Ryan Rowland-Smith (0-2) Save – John Grabow (1) Ryan Dempster out pitched Ryan Rowland-Smith in front of a record crowd of 13,629 and in a brisk one hour and 59 minutes. Dempster found a groove early and allowed only two hits […]

Colvin Continues to Shine in the Cactus League – Cubs 2 Padres 2

Game Twenty-Five – Cubs 2 Padres (ss) 2 – 10 Innings WP – None LP – None Save – None In front of a record crowd of 13,462 at HoHoKam Park, Tyler Colvin continued making his case to break camp with the big league club. Colvin finished the game 4-for-5, drove in both Cubs’ runs […]

Marmol Zhelled in Z Ninth – Cubs 2 A’s 5

Game Twenty-Four – Cubs 2 A’s (ss) 5 WP – Brad Kilby (1-0) LP – Carlos Marmol (0-1) Save – Fernando Hernandez (1) Friday was a busy day for the Chicago Cubs. They reduced their spring roster by seven players. Carlos Silva and Tom Gorzelanny were named to the rotation. James Russell appears to be […]

A Big Day for Chad Tracy – Cubs 12 Rangers 1

Game Twenty-Two – Cubs 12 Rangers 1 WP – Sean Marshall (1-0) LP – Brandon McCarthy (1-3) Save – None Lou Piniella’s crew won a Spring Training game for the first time since beating the Royals last Saturday. Sean Marshall put together another good outing in his last start before Lou Piniella announces his starting […]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Rangers – 03/24/10

Spring Training Game Twenty-Two: Cubs (11-8-2) vs. Rangers (6-12) Game Time – 3:05pm CDT Coverage – TV: (Rangers Feed) – Radio: (Cubs Feed) Location – Surprise Stadium, Surprise Sean Marshall (0-0, 2.57/0.86) vs. Brandon McCarthy (1-2, 7.00/1.89) Spring Training is slowly but surely coming to an end. Counting this afternoon’s contest against the […]

Surprise! Surprise! The Cubs Pen Can’t Hold a Lead – Cubs 5 Royals 5

Game Twenty-One – Cubs 5 Royals 5 – 9 Innings WP – None LP – None Save – None Lou Piniella’s crew played to a tie for the second time in their last three Cactus League games. The Cubs bullpen blew three different leads on Tuesday afternoon against the Royals after Ryan Dempster departed in […]