Szczur, Castillo and the Cubs Bash the Brewers – Cubs 10, Brewers 5

Spring Training Game Thirteen – Cubs (ss) 10, Brewers 5 WP – Edwin Jackson (1-1) LP – Jimmy Nelson (0-1) Save – None The Cubs scored eight runs in the first three innings, seven in third, and Edwin Jackson did not allow the Brewers to cross the plate in his three innings of work as […]


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Wada Exits with an Injury, Cubs Drop Another Exhibition Game – Indians 7, Cubs 4

Spring Training Game Ten – Cubs (ss) 4, Indians (ss) 7 WP – T.J. House (1-0) LP – Justin Grimm (0-1) Save – None Tsuyoshi Wada left the game with two outs in the first inning with left groin tightness and the bullpen could not keep the Indians from circling the bases as the Cubs […]


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Cubs 2015 Spring Training Preview: Right Field

Over the past few years, right field has been one of the worst offensive positions for the Chicago Cubs and has been a major weakness. With Jorge Soler set to take the reins this year, that may be subject to change. Let’s take a look at right field and what to expect during Spring Training. […]


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Soler, Baez and Bryant Hit Back-to-Back-to-Back Jacks, Cubs Still Winless on the Spring – Indians 10, Cubs 6

Spring Training Game Seven – Cubs 6, Indians 10 WP – Shaun Marcum (1-0) LP – Blake Parker (0-1) Save – None Jorge Soler, Javier Baez and Kris Bryant launched home runs in consecutive at bats to start the fourth inning. And Welington Castillo tied the exhibition game with a solo homer of his own […]


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Cubs 2015 Spring Training Preview: Center Field

Last season, center field was the Cubs weakest position and featured seven players batting a combined .222/.264/.346 with 28 doubles, 15 home runs, 60 RBI and 11 stolen bases. Upgrading was a top priority and the Cubs acquired switch hitting Dexter Fowler from the Houston Astros to do so. Let’s take a look at one […]


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Kris Bryant and Matt Szczur Homer in Cubs Third Loss of the Spring – Rockies 7, Cubs 5

Spring Training Game Four – Cubs 5, Rockies 7 WP – Brett Marshall (1-0) LP – Jason Hammel (0-1, BS 1) Save – Brooks Brown (1) Kris Bryant hit a mammoth two-run shot in the second inning that put the Cubs on the board. Albert Almora turned a single in to a Cubs run. Matt […]


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Jon Lester Doesn’t Disappoint in Debut – Reds 5, Cubs 2

Spring Training Game Three – Cubs 2, Reds 5 WP – Carlos Contreras (1-0) LP – Brian Schlitter (0-1, BS 1) Save – Daniel Corcino (1) While Friday’s final score did not go the Cubs way, Jon Lester was excellent in his first start in a Cubs’ uniform in front of a record setting crowd […]


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Cubs 2015 Spring Training Preview: Left Field

With second and third base largely unsettled, left field is a position currently on hold of sorts. There are decent options to fill it, but none are set in stone and is ripe for a player to take the reins going forward. Right now, the plan is for Chris Coghlan and Chris Denorfia to share […]


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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 02/16/15

Greetings to everyone at the CCO! With the Winter League seasons over and Opening Day for the Minor Leagues weeks away, it’s time to step away from reporting and move to more feature articles.  For the fifth year, the Down on the Farm Reports returns to a popular feature entitled … Bubble Players and Bubble […]


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The Daily CCO: Cubs Check In at No. 13 in ESPN’s Pre-Spring Training Power Rankings

Countdown to Pitchers and Catchers Reporting to Mesa: 7 days The Cubs spent the off-season in the headlines. From the hiring to Joe Maddon to the signings of Jon Lester and Jason Hammel to trading for Miguel Montero and Dexter Fowler and the numerous other moves, the front office made significant changes to the big […]


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