Cubs Option Four…Re-Assign Five Players in Latest Round of Roster Moves

The Cubs trimmed their Spring Roster on Tuesday from 54 players to 45 players according to a report from Cubs.com. The Cubs optioned Mitch Atkins, Justin Berg and Jeff Stevens to Triple-A Iowa and optioned Marcos Mateo to Double-A Tennessee. The Cubs also assigned five non-roster invitees to minor league camp…Welington Castillo, Darwin Barney, Luis […]

Cubs Spring Stats…After 13 Games

As many know, Spring Training wins and losses are meaningless and the same can be said about individual stats. Players often work on things they would like to improve on, especially pitchers. Take for example Craig Counsell of the Brewers who has changed his exaggerated batting stance and dropped his hands making him unrecognizable in […]

Heilman Impressive in Shutout of Sox – Cubs 13 White Sox 0

Game Four – Cubs 13 White Sox 0 WP – Neal Cotts (1-0) LP – Ehren Wasserman (0-1) Save – None Spring Training games are fun to win, especially against the White Sox, but it is the individual performances and tune-ups that are more important during the exhibition season. Several of the players Lou Piniella […]

Surprising Pauir – Cubs 10 Rangers 4

Game Three – Cubs 10 Rangers 4 WP – Ted Lilly (1-0) LP – Scott Feldman (0-1) Save – None The Cubs improved to 3-0 on the young Cactus League season on Friday in front of 5,413 behind Ted Lilly in his only tune-up before the World Baseball Classic. The Cubs offense scored seven runs […]

Cubs’ Storylines of the Spring…The Non-Roster Position Players

The Cubs move down the street on Tuesday from Fitch Park to HoHoKam Park in preparation of their Cactus League opener on Wednesday against the Dodgers. The Cubs announced on Monday that Carlos Zambrano will make his first start of the spring on Monday, March 2 against the Diamondbacks at HoHoKam. Lou Piniella has not […]

Cubs Sign Stanton…Invite 21 to Spring Training

The Cubs announced on Tuesday they invited 21 players to Spring Training….pitchers and catchers report to Mesa on Friday, February 13th. The Cubs signed Mike Stanton to a minor-league deal on Tuesday and will give the former All-Star a reliever a chance to make the big league club after missing the entire 2008 season. Other […]