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. […]

Cubs Spring Training Videos

The CCO was in Arizona for the opening weekend of  Cactus League games (Feb. 27 – March 2) and was able to see several of the top prospects in the system as well as the tremendous new facility. I posted several photos of Cubs Park and the facility on the CCO’s Facebook page earlier this […]

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 […]

Cubs Strikeout Against the Indians – Indians 7, Cubs 2

Spring Training Game Eight – Cubs (ss) 2, Indians 7 WP – Carlos Carrasco (2-0) LP – Edwin Jackson (0-2) Save – None Half of the Cubs’ spring roster struggled against Indians’ pitching for the second day in a row as the Cubs lost to the Tribe 7-2 on Friday afternoon at Cubs Park. Kris […]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – The Split Squads – 03/09/14

Spring Training Game Eight: Cubs (ss) (2-5) vs. Indians (7-1) Game Time – 2:05pm CST Coverage – TV: None – Radio: Cubs.com Location – Cubs Park, Mesa Edwin Jackson (0-1, 4.50, 1.50) vs. Carlos Carrasco (1-0, 2.25, 1.00) Spring Training Game Nine: Cubs (ss) (2-5) vs. Angels (ss) (3-3-1) Game Time – 2:05pm CST Coverage […]

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 […]

Baez and Ibarra Lead Cubs to First Win of the Spring – Cubs 4, Brewers 2

Spring Training Game Four – Cubs 4, Brewers 2 WP – Marcus Hatley (1-0) LP – Mike Fiers (0-1) Save – Alberto Cabrera (1) Javier Baez homered, Eric Jokisch tossed three innings of no-hit, shutout baseball and Walter Ibarra broke a 2-2 tie in the seventh with a two-run single as the Cubs topped the […]

The Moose Was Loose In Mesa – Royals 5, Cubs 3

Spring Training Game Three – Cubs 3, Royals 5 WP – Wade Davis (1-0) LP – Edwin Jackson (0-1) Save – Michael Mariot (1) On a chilly day in front of a Cactus League record crowd of 14,680, Mike Moustakas hit a pair of home runs and drove in three of the Royals’ five runs […]

Cubs Prospects All The Talk Early In Spring Training

Before Spring Training began it was obvious the top prospects in the system would be the focus in Cubs Camp and throughout the Cactus League games until they were reassigned or optioned down to minor league camp. And Kris Bryant’s mammoth home run Friday just added to the buzz. Theo Epstein and Jeff Samardzija spent […]

Mike Olt is Dealing with a Sore Shoulder and Other Cubs Spring Training News

According to multiple reports Friday, Mike Olt has been “slowed this spring because of tenderness in his right shoulder.” Olt has not played third yet but has gotten at bats as the team’s designated hitter and will again on Saturday, weather permitting. Rick Renteria said Olt is “throwing fine and he’s been working at all […]