Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs Split Squad – 03/06/11

Spring Training Game Eight: Cubs (ss) (2-5) vs. Dodgers (3-6) Game Time – 2:05pm CST Coverage – TV: WGN TV – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channel 187 Location – HoHokam Park, Mesa Ryan Dempster (0-0, 3.00/1.00) vs. Chad Billingsley (0-0, 0.00/1.00) Spring Training Game Nine: Cubs (ss) (2-5) vs. Reds (5-3) Game Time – […]

Z Cubs Lose Another Exhibition Game – Cubs 7 Rangers 8

Spring Training Game Five – Cubs 7 Rangers (ss) 8 WP – Cody Eppley (1-1) LP – Thomas Diamond (0-1) Save – Ben Snyder (1) Q’s crew lost for the fourth time in the first five Spring Training games despite a four-run fourth inning. Carlos Zambrano started the game and gave up a pair of […]

The Meltdown in Maryvale – Cubs 5 Brewers 12

Spring Training Game Four – Cubs 5 Brewers 12 WP – Yovani Gallardo (1-0) LP – Carlos Silva (0-1) Save – None Wednesday was a beautiful day for baseball that soon turned ugly for the Chicago Cubs … both on the field and in the dugout. The game started on a positive note. Kosuke Fukudome […]

Second Verse of the Spring … Same as the First – Cubs 3 Brewers 5

Spring Training Game Two – Cubs 3 Brewers (ss) 5 WP – Tim Dillard (1-0) LP – Andrew Cashner (0-1, BS 1) Save – Brian Garman (1) Monday was a beautiful day at HoHoKam Park and Q’s crew responded with a better effort in front of a very small crowd of 5,405. The Cubs once […]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Brewers – 02/28/11

Spring Training Game Two: Cubs (0-1) vs. Brewers (ss) (0-0) Game Time – 2:05pm CST Coverage – TV: None – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channel 187 Location – HoHoKam Park, Mesa Randy Wells (0-0, -.–/-.–) vs. Tim Dillard (0-0, -.–/-.–) The Cubs get back to work this afternoon and will try to improve on […]

Day Twelve of Camp ‘Q’ … Captain Quade and the Starting Lineups

The first pitch of the Cubs’ 2011 Cactus League schedule is just a day away … Mike Quade announced his first three lineups of the spring Friday and more pitching probables for the first four games were released. Kosuke Fukudome will leadoff a lineup Sunday that Quade could run out on Opening Day against the […]

The CCO’s Top 15 Cubs Prospects Revisited

In November the CCO published a list of the top 15 prospects in the Cubs’ system. With the two trades last month, the Cubs minor league system took on a different look. With pitchers and catchers reporting to Fitch Park in just three days, it is time to revisit the CCO’s list of the top […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 02/07/11

Winter League Wrap-up The Winter Leagues were a mixed bag of results for players from the Cubs’ organization. Some well known prospects, such as Starlin Castro, Bryan LaHair, Junior Lake, Brad Snyder, Ty Wright, and Austin Bibens-Dirkx had limited appearances. Others, such as Matt Camp, Welington Castillo, Marquez Smith, and Ryan Searle didn’t have the […]

Weekend Update … The Week that Was in Cubs News

The last weekend in January and the end of the final month without Cubs’ baseball until at least October … pitchers and catchers report to Fitch Park in just 14 days. It was a busy six days for the team on the North Side of Chicago. From the non-roster invitations to minor league signings the […]

From the Wire … Cubs Ink Looper and Ojeda to Minor League Deals and Announce Non-Roster Invitations to Spring Training

According to a report from, the Cubs signed Braden Looper and Augie Ojeda to minor league contracts on Thursday. The Cubs also released the list of the 21 players that will be participating in big league camp this spring on non-roster invitations. Trey McNutt, Brett Jackson, Josh Vitters, Marquez Smith, Jay Jackson and Chris […]