Brett Jackson and Vitters among Cubs Second Round of Roster Cuts

The Cubs announced the second round of roster cuts Tuesday morning. The team trimmed their Spring Training roster by 18 players, reducing the number officially in big league camp down to 40 players. Brett Jackson, Josh Vitters and Trey McNutt were among the second round of roster cuts.

All Eyes on Garza – Cubs 3 Mariners 5

Spring Training Game Nineteen – Cubs 3 Mariners 5 WP – Cesar Jimenez (1-0) LP – Austin Bibens-Dirkx (0-1) Save – Justin Miller (1) Monday afternoon in Peoria was all about Matt Garza. Mike Quade ran out a starting lineup, with the exception of Kosuke Fukudome, that figures to begin the year in Des Moines. […]

Z Cubs Zweep Sunday’s Zplit Zquad Games – Cubs 4 Dodgers 3, Cubs 7 D-Backs 5

Spring Training Game Seventeen – Cubs (ss) 4 Dodgers (ss) 3 – 10 innings WP – Jeff Stevens (1-0) LP – Michael Antonini (0-1) Save – None Spring Training Game Eighteen – Cubs (ss) 7 Diamondbacks 5 WP – Braden Looper (1-0) LP – Daniel Hudson (1-1) Save – None After dropping both split squad […]

Cubs Lose a Pair of One-Run Games to the Reds – Cubs 6 Reds 7, Cubs 8 Reds 9

Spring Training Game Fifteen – Cubs (ss) 6 Reds (ss) 7 WP – Jordan Smith (2-0, BS 2) LP – Todd Wellemeyer (1-2, BS 1) Save – Logan Ondrusek (1) Spring Training Game Sixteen – Cubs (ss) 8 Reds (ss) 9 WP – Scott Carroll (1-0) LP – Robert Coello (0-1, BS 1) Save – […]

The North Side Beat the South Side … in the Desert – Cubs 4 White Sox 3

Spring Training Game Fourteen – Cubs 4 White Sox 3 WP – Ryan Dempster (1-0) LP – Mark Buehrle (0-2) Save – None Ryan Dempster became the first Cubs’ starter to complete five innings of work this spring. Dempster set the bar Friday afternoon in Glendale for the pitchers that followed. Dempster tossed five innings […]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. White Sox – 03/11/11

Spring Training Game Fourteen: Cubs (5-8) vs. White Sox (5-7-1) Game Time – 2:05pm CST Coverage – TV: Comcast SportsNet (Sox), MLB Network – Radio: Cubs.com webcast Location – Camelback Ranch, Glendale Ryan Dempster (0-0, 2.57/0.86) vs. Mark Buehrle (0-1, 9.00/1.80) Updated – 11:36am CST – According to multiple reports, the Cubs optioned John Gaub […]

The Cubs Scratch One Out on Ron Santo Day – Cubs 2 Indians 1

Spring Training Game Thirteen – Cubs 2 Indians 1 WP – Andrew Cashner (1-0) LP – Vinnie Pestano (0-1) Save – None For the third time in the last six games Q’s crew won an exhibition game in their last at bat. The Cubs offense was non-existent Thursday afternoon. They managed only four hits but […]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Indians – 03/10/11

Spring Training Game Thirteen: Cubs (4-8) vs. Indians (4-7) Game Time – 2:05pm CST Coverage – TV: None – Radio: Cubs.com webcast Location – HoHoKam Park, Mesa Randy Wells (1-0, 0.00/1.20) vs. Justin Masterson (0-1, 5.40/1.60) Thursday is Ron Santo Day at HoHoKam Park. The Cubs will pay tribute to Santo in pre-game ceremonies. Santo’s […]

Cubs Zhutout in Z Cactus League … Again – Cubs 0 Rockies 4

Spring Training Game Eleven – Cubs 0 Rockies (ss) 4 WP – Jorge De La Rosa (1-1) LP – Carlos Zambrano (0-1) Save – None A day after scoring 14 runs, Q’s crew was shutdown by the Rockies pitching staff. The Cubs managed five hits, one for extra bases, and walked only one time Tuesday […]

Cubs Split the Split-Squad Games – Cubs 5 Dodgers 3, Cubs 0 Reds 10

Spring Training Game Eight – Cubs (ss) 5 Dodgers 3 – 10 innings WP – Esmailin Caridad (1-0) LP – Luis Vasquez (0-2) Save – None Spring Training Game Nine – Cubs (ss) 0 Reds 10 WP – Johnny Cueto (1-1) LP – Todd Wellemeyer (1-1) Save – None The Chicago Cubs won one and […]