Jackson Labors, Cubs Unable to Dig Out of Early Hole – Padres 6, Cubs 3

Spring Training Game Six – Cubs 3, Padres 6 WP – Andrew Cashner (1-0) LP – Edwin Jackson (0-1) Save – Jose Valverde (1) After tossing a 1-2-3 first inning, two Cubs errors opened the door for the Padres in the second inning and Edwin Jackson could not close it. Jackson gave up four runs […]


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Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Padres – 03/09/15

Spring Training Game Six: Cubs (0-4-1) vs. Padres (2-3) Game Time – 3:05pm CDT Coverage – TV: None – Radio: Cubs.com Location – Sloan Park, Mesa Edwin Jackson (0-0, -.–, -.–) vs. Andrew Cashner (0-0, -.–, -.–) The Cubs look to erase the spring losing streak this afternoon against Joe Maddon’s good friend Bud Black […]


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The Daily CCO: Jorge Soler, the Fifth Rotation Spot and Cubs News from Day Eleven of Camp Maddon

Countdown to Cubs Cactus League Openers: 2 days Rain shortened the Cubs workouts Monday. The outdoor drills Joe Maddon had planned were pushed to Tuesday as the players took advantage of the indoor facilities at the Cubs complex. And photo day was a huge success on Twitter. Jorge Soler spoke with the beat writers Monday […]


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Maddon Makes It Official: Jon Lester to Start Opening Night, Kyle Hendricks Basically a Lock as Cubs Fourth Starter

It’s official, Jon Lester will throw the first pitch of the 2015 baseball season. Joe Maddon removed any doubt Monday who he would be giving the ball to on Opening Night, April 5 against the Cardinals at Wrigley Field. Maddon officially named Lester his Opening Night starter. Maddon also confirmed that Kyle Hendricks is basically […]


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Theo Epstein Talks Cubs on Inside the Clubhouse

Theo Epstein joined Bruce Levine and Wayne Randazzo during Saturday morning’s Inside the Clubhouse (670 the Score) to discuss his team two days in to Spring Training. Theo Epstein discussed several topics including the possibility of the team keeping Welington Castillo on the roster and carrying three catchers. Epstein also talked about the depth that […]


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Cubs Storylines of the Spring: The Pitching Staff

The Cubs Storylines of the Spring series continues with a look at the pitchers in big league camp. Three, if not four, of the five starting spots are set as Spring Training begins for the Cubs. As long as everyone stays healthy Jon Lester, Jake Arrieta and Jason Hammel should be slotted in as the […]


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Cubs 2015 Spring Training Preview: Starting Pitchers

Thanks to an off-season spending spree aimed largely at the starting rotation, there’s a lot of buzz surrounding the Cubs pitchers. Improvement was necessary to a group that saw 13 pitchers make a start and compile a 4.11 ERA and 1.31 WHIP. Let’s take a look at some of the stories for Spring Training and […]


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A Q & A with Former Cubs Catcher John Baker

John Baker spent last season in the Cubs dugout after making the team out of Spring Training. Baker provided a memorable ending to the longest game in franchise history. Not only was Baker the winning pitcher in a 4-3 victory over the Rockies after tossing a scoreless 16th inning, Baker scored the winning on a Starlin […]


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Cubs’ Kyle Hendricks Found a Formula for Success in Impressive Debut

Kyle Hendricks burst on to the scene and was rather impressive after he was called up last season. I wanted to take a little deeper look into his Major League debut with a statistical analysis and to see if we could expect more of the same in 2015. Hendricks having limited Major League experience is […]


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The Daily CCO: Patience is the Missing Link and Other Cubs News and Notes

There is quite a bit of excitement surrounding the Cubs upcoming season, and some of it will be on display at the end of the week during the sold out convention. Most are predicting a five to ten game improvement in the win column for Joe Maddon’s team. The Cubs are going to have a […]


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