Cubs Break Camp with a Win – Cubs 5, Brewers 3

Spring Game Thirty-Five – Cubs 5, Brewers (SS) 3 WP – Travis Wood (2-2) LP – Kyle Heckathorn (0-1) Save – Shawn Camp (1) The Cubs long journey through the Cactus League ended rather quickly Tuesday afternoon at HoHoKam Park. The Cubs and a bunch of minor leaguers including Javier Baez and Jeimer Candelario topped […]

The Cubs Let Their Sticks Do the Talking – Cubs 8, Diamondbacks 3

Spring Game Thirty-Four – Cubs 8, Diamondbacks 3 WP – Kerry Wood (1-0) LP – Patrick Corbin (1-1) Save – None The Cubs offense stayed hot in the team’s penultimate game in the Cactus League. After jumping out to an early 2-0 lead against Patrick Corbin, the sixth best pitching prospect in Arizona’s system, the […]

Cubs Offense Knocks the Rusin Off Against the Angels – Cubs 8, Angels 1

Spring Game Thirty-Three – Cubs 8, Angels 1 WP – Chris Rusin (1-0) LP – Jered Weaver (2-2) Save – None After managing six runs over their last two games, the Cubs offense woke up Sunday afternoon in Tempe. Dale Sveum’s team scored all eight runs off Jered Weaver and Jason Isringhausen. On the afternoon […]

Dempster Tunes Up as Spring Winds Down – Cubs 3, Dodgers 6

Spring Game Thirty-One – Cubs 3, Dodgers (SS) 6 WP – Scott Elbert (1-0) LP – Manny Corpas (0-1) Save – None After a good stretch of exhibition games in which the Cubs played better ball, the team lost for the second day in a row … and appeared to just be getting their work […]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Dodgers – 03/30/12

Spring Training Game Thirty-One: Cubs (14-15-1) vs. Dodgers (SS) (12-11) Game Time – 3:05pm CDT Coverage – TV: None – Radio: Location – HoHoKam Park, Mesa Ryan Dempster (1-1, 3.68/1.43) vs. Fernando Nieve (0-0, 3.24/0.96) Ryan Dempster makes his final start of the spring this afternoon against a Dodgers’ slit squad team. Dempster will […]

Rambling With Visions of Opening Day Dancing in My Head

It’s Friday, cuts have been made, dreams have been shattered, veterans have been shocked and all signs point to the Shark. Opening Day is less than a week away, the roster has taken shape and it’s time to play some meaningful baseball games, for a few months, at least. So, let’s get to some rambling […]

A Spring Slugfest – Cubs 11, Padres 12

Spring Game Thirty – Cubs 11, Padres 12 WP – Luke Gregerson (1-1) LP – Alberto Cabrera (1-2, BS 2) Save – Brad Brach (2) Thursday was anything but a quiet day for the Chicago Cubs. Not only did they announce 10 spring roster cuts that included optioning Randy Wells, Welington Castillo, Scott Maine, Travis […]

A Busy Day for the Chicago Cubs?

According to multiple reports, the Cubs brass met following Wednesday’s game against the Indians to figure out the final three to four spots on the Opening Day Roster. Theo Epstein, Jed Hoyer, Randy Bush, Dale Sveum and the coaching staff were expected to decide the Opening Day rotation as well as if Welington Castillo or […]

It’s Decision Time for the Chicago Cubs

According to multiple reports, Dale Sveum and his coaching staff will meet following Wednesday’s exhibition game against the Cleveland Indians to discuss the Opening Day roster. Sveum said Tuesday that 95 percent of the decisions will be made Wednesday night with announcements expected Thursday. The Cubs’ skipper reiterated Tuesday that the guys need to know […]

Cubs Hang On for the Spring ‘W’ – Cubs 7, Reds 4

Spring Game Twenty-Eight – Cubs 7, Reds 4 WP – Lendy Castillo (1-1, BS 1) LP – Clayton Tanner (0-1) Save – None The Cubs did not trail in Tuesday’s spring game against the Reds after they put up three runs over the first five innings against Mat Latos. Darwin Barney (3-for-4 with two doubles, […]