Cubs Spring Training Update: Pitching Staff

It’s been an up and down spring for the Cubs pitching staff. And the starting rotation has been consistently inconsistent throughout the Cactus League schedule. Before dealing with a tired arm, Jon Lester was sharp for two starts then not-so-sharp in his third outing. Jake Arrieta has shown flashes of last year’s dominance while trying […]


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The Daily CCO: Castro a Little Banged Up, Bryant a Little Fired Up and Other Cubs News

Starlin Castro may be a little sore right now but Kris Bryant has been playing with a chip on his shoulder this spring. Starlin Castro was a late scratch from Saturday’s lineup with right groin tightness. It’s not believed to be a serious injury and Castro is considered day-to-day. After dealing with hamstring injuries the […]


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The Daily CCO: Maddon’s Defense, Cubs Play a B-Game and Other News and Notes

Joe Maddon has spent Spring Training getting to know his players and learning what each of them brings to the table – both at the plate and in the field. Defense is just as important as what a player produces at the plate. Maddon is not sure what kind of team the Cubs will be […]


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The Daily CCO: One Thousand Innings and Other Cubs St. Patrick’s Day News and Notes

Happy St. Patrick’s Day Mark Gonzales reported Monday that Joe Maddon would like to see the Cubs’ starting staff log at least 1,000 innings this season. Chris Bosio acknowledged having five starters complete 200 innings each would be a “perfect world” scenario and would keep the young arms in the bullpen fresh. The Cubs haven’t […]


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Cubs Weekend Headlines: Maddon’s Men Won Some Games and Hit Some Home Runs

It was a long weekend for the Chicago Cubs, one in which the organization played five games in three days and went 4-1 in the exhibition season. The Cubs had a good three days with a couple of exceptions and one big scare. RHP Jacob Turner will miss at least a month dealing with an […]


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Bryant Launches Two Home Runs, Hendricks Pitches Five Perfect Innings – Cubs 3, Athletics 1

Spring Training Game Twelve – Cubs (ss) 3, Athletics (ss) 1 WP – Kyle Hendricks (1-0) LP – Jesse Hahn (0-1) Save – Drake Britton (1) After being scratched from the starting lineup with right shoulder fatigue, Kris Bryant entered the game in the third inning and hit the first of two home runs on […]


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Talkin’ Cubs Live – The Split Squads – 03/14/15

Spring Training Game Twelve: Cubs (ss) (2-8-1) vs. Athletics (ss) (7-4-1) Game Time – 2:05pm CDT Coverage – TV: None – Radio: MLB.com (Oakland) Location – Cashman Field, Las Vegas Kyle Hendricks (0-0, 0.00, 1.50) vs. Jesse Hahn (0-1, 6.75, 2.00) Spring Training Game Thirteen: Cubs (ss) (2-8-1) vs. Brewers (3-6) Game Time – 3:05pm […]


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Chris Bosio Talked Cubs Pitching on 670 The Score

Cubs’ pitching coach Chris Bosio spent time last Friday on the Mully and Hanley Show (670 The Score) and discussed his pitching staff the day after the team’s first Spring Training game. Chris Bosio has a reputation of being brutally honest with his players and he did not mix his words during his interview with […]


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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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