Cubs Reassign Kyle Hendricks to Minor League Camp

A day after tossing three innings of shutout ball against the Dodgers, the Cubs reassigned RHP Kyle Hendricks to minor league camp. The Cubs announced the spring roster move Saturday. With Hendricks no longer in big league camp, the Cubs spring roster officially stands at 53 players. Kyle Hendricks made three Cactus League starts and […]

A Little Two-Out Spring Magic – Cubs 5, Dodgers 4

Spring Training Game Fifteen – Cubs 5, Dodgers 4 WP – Carlos Villanueva (1-0) LP – Jamey Wright (1-1) Save – Alberto Cabrera (2) The Cubs scored four runs in the sixth inning, all with two outs, and held on to beat the Dodgers 5-4 on Friday afternoon in front of a Cactus League record […]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Dodgers – 03/14/14

Spring Training Game Fifteen: Cubs (6-8) vs. Dodgers (5-8) Game Time – 3:05pm CDT Coverage – TV: MLB.TV – Radio: Cubs.com Location – Cubs Park, Mesa Kyle Hendricks (0-0, 5.40, 1.80) vs. Josh Beckett (0-1, 9.00, 1.60) The Cubs return to Cactus League action this afternoon following the team’s only off day of the spring. […]

Best Tools in the Cubs Farm System

The big names in the Cubs minor league system are well known. From the ‘Core Four’ to the ‘Gang of Four’, the players and stats are followed and dissected daily throughout the year. Evaluating and keeping track of minor league players is easier now than ever before. But how do the players in the organization […]

The CCO’s Top 20 Cubs Prospects for 2014

The Cubs farm system has improved dramatically over the last three years. As the current president of baseball operations said, the Cubs finally got it in 2011. And Tim Wilken’s last draft pointed the organization in the right direction. Over the last three years the Cubs have added projectable impact talent to what was considered […]

Cubs Hang On for the Win in a Seesaw Spring Game – Cubs 10, Brewers 8

Spring Training Game Eleven – Cubs 10, Brewers 8 WP – Frank Batista (1-0, BS 1) LP – David Goforth (0-1) Save – Justin Grimm (1) A new Cactus League record crowd of 14,770 at Cubs Park saw the Cubs give up five runs in the seventh inning then score four runs of their own […]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Brewers – 03/09/14

Spring Training Game Eleven: Cubs (4-6) vs. Brewers (ss) (6-5) Game Time – 3:05pm CDT Coverage – TV: None – Radio: Cubs.com Location – Cubs Park, Mesa Kyle Hendricks (0-0, 4.50, 2.00) vs. Tyler Thornburg (0-1, 5.40, 1.00) The Cubs begin the second full week of the Cactus League schedule with a meeting against the […]

A Little Speed, A Little Power – Cubs 6, Athletics 4

Spring Training Game Five – Cubs 6, Athletics (SS) 4 WP – Zac Rosscup (1-0) LP – Michael Ynoa (0-1) Save – Brian Schlitter (1) The Cubs posted the organization’s first win at Cubs Park on Tuesday afternoon after scoring three runs in the eighth on a RBI single by Albert Almora and a two-run […]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Athletics – 03/04/14

Spring Training Game Five: Cubs (1-3) vs. Athletics (SS) (4-1) Game Time – 2:05pm CST Coverage – TV: None – Radio: Cubs.com Location – Cubs Park, Mesa Kyle Hendricks (0-0, -.–, -.–) vs. Tommy Milone (0-1, 13.50, 3.00) The Cubs return home this afternoon for a matchup against an Oakland A’s split squad. While Kyle […]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Brewers – 03/03/14

Spring Training Game Four: Cubs (0-3) vs. Brewers (3-2) Game Time – 2:05pm CST Coverage – TV: MLB.TV – Radio: 720 WGN Location – Maryvale Baseball Park, Maryvale Eric Jokisch (0-0, -.–, -.–) vs. Marco Estrada (1-0, 9.00, 2.00) The Cubs kickoff their first full week of Cactus League games with two exhibitions on Monday. […]