Decisions Looming for Hendry and Piniella

The practice games are coming to end for the Chicago Cubs. While a majority of the Opening Day roster is set, there are still a few spots the Cubs must fill before turning in their 25-man roster on April 4. Reportedly, Lou Piniella met with his coaching staff following Monday’s game to discuss final roster […]

Cubs Notes and a Rumor … Two Weeks Before Opening Day

The Cubs open the 2010 regular season in Atlanta two weeks from Monday. Lou Piniella and Jim Hendry have decisions to make over the next 13 days … the Cubs still have 40 players on their Spring Training roster. The Cubs are expected to name their fourth and fifth starters this week … but the […]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Reds – 03/21/10

Spring Training Game Nineteen: Cubs (11-7) vs. Reds (ss) (7-8) Game Time – 3:05pm CDT Coverage – TV: None – Radio: 720 WGN Location – Goodyear Ballpark, Goodyear Carlos Silva (2-1, 6.00/2.55) vs. Justin Lehr (0-0, 4.26/1.74) The final two weeks of Spring Training begins today for the Chicago Cubs. The Cubs made two more […]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Split Squads – 03/20/10

Spring Training Game Seventeen: Cubs (ss) (10-6) vs. A’s (ss) (7-8) Game Time – 3:05pm CDT Coverage – TV: None – Radio: MLB.com (A’s Feed) Location – Phoenix Municipal Stadium, Phoenix Tom Gorzelanny (0-0, 5.40/1.00) vs. Ben Sheets (0-2, 31.15/4.39) Spring Training Game Eighteen: Cubs (ss) (10-6) vs. Royals (ss) (7-6) Game Time – 3:05pm […]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. White Sox – 03/19/10

Spring Training Game Sixteen: Cubs (9-6) vs. White Sox (6-7-3) Game Time – 3:05pm CDT Coverage – TV: Comcast SportsNet (White Sox), MLB Network (Tape Delay) – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channel 176 Location – Camelback Ranch, Glendale Randy Wells (1-0, 6.75/1.25) vs. John Danks (0-0, 2.08/1.85) Lou Piniella’s crew will return to Camelback […]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Dodgers – 03/18/10

Spring Training Game Fifteen: Cubs (9-5) vs. Dodgers (4-6-1) Game Time – 3:05pm CDT Coverage – TV: MLB TV.com (Dodgers Feed) – Radio: MLB.com Location – Camelback Ranch, Glendale Ryan Dempster (1-0, 0.00/0.20) vs. Chad Billingsley (0-0, 1.80/0.80) Lou Piniella’s crew returns to work this afternoon following their only scheduled day off of the spring […]

Kevin Millar … On the Field

Kevin Millar does everything off the field the Chicago Cubs need in the clubhouse. He keeps his teammates loose. He entertains them when the team bus breaks down and reminds them baseball is just a game. Millar has lived up to his reputation in his short time with the Cubs. He has said and done […]

Theriot in the Lead … and Other Cubs Notes from Arizona

The biggest news out of Cubs camp on Monday, other than Kevin Millar’s comedy act, was Lou Piniella announcing Ryan Theriot would be the Cubs leadoff man … at least when the season starts. Piniella said he is 80 percent sure Theriot will hit at the top of his lineup with Kosuke Fukudome hitting in […]

A Long, Ztrange Trip – Cubs 2 Rockies 5

Game Thirteen – Cubs 2 Rockies 5 WP – Jhoulys Chacin (1-0) LP – Mike Parisi (1-1, BS 1) Save – Franklin Morales (1) Lou Piniella’s crew made their final trip to Hi Corbett Field on Monday … and the trip took a little longer than expected. The Cubs bus broke down less than an […]

Twelve Down … Twenty-One to Go for the Chicago Cubs

The Cubs are 8-4 after twelve Spring Training contests and have twenty-one exhibition games remaining on the schedule. So where do the Cubs stand after the first two weeks of Cactus League games? The Cubs reduced their 60-man Spring Training roster to 51 players on Sunday. Mitch Atkins (Triple-A Iowa) and David Patton (Double-A Tennessee) […]