Hammel Shines, Cubs Hang on Late and Top the Royals – Cubs 4, Royals 3

Spring Training Game Sixteen – Cubs 4, Royals 3 WP – Jason Hammel (1-1) LP – Danny Duffy (0-1) Save – Stephen Perakslis (1) Jason Hammel pitched four innings of shutout ball. Starlin Castro worked a walk with the bases loaded that forced in Dexter Fowler with the first run of the game. Anthony Rizzo […]


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Lester Not Good, Cubs Sloppy and Shut Out – Padres 7, Cubs 0

Spring Training Game Fifteen – Cubs 0, Padres 7 WP – Brandon Morrow (1-0) LP – Jon Lester (0-1) Save – None The Cubs had one of those days Monday afternoon in Peoria. After playing good baseball for close to a week, the defense was sloppy behind Jon Lester while he struggled with his command. […]


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Mike Olt’s Adjustments Could Pay Dividends for the Cubs this Season

Mike Olt played his way onto the Opening Day roster a year ago with a decent spring in which he dealt with shoulder issues that limited his time at third base. But when the games counted, Olt struggled at the plate. When he made contact, the ball seemingly went a mile, or at least for […]


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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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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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Rambling about the Cubs with St. Patty’s in Sight

Hello again, everybody. Baseball games are being played, some with Will Ferrell in them, others without. While spring has begun on the diamond it will be one week before it officially begins. With more daylight, better weather and the NCAA tourney a week away, the winter doldrums have lifted just in time to celebrate a […]


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Kris Bryant and Jorge Soler Hit Big Flies Early, Cubs Lose Late – Angels 10, Cubs 9

Spring Training Game Nine – Cubs 9, Angels 10 WP – Greg Mahle (1-0) LP – Joseph Ortiz (0-1) Save – Alex Sanabia (1) Kris Bryant hit a pair of long home runs and Jorge Soler also went deep but Felix Doubront was rocked in the fifth inning and the Cubs lost another exhibition game […]


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Jon Lester Sharp, Cubs Notch First Spring Double U – Cubs 4, Dodgers 3

Spring Training Game Eight – Cubs 4, Dodgers 3 WP – Drake Britton (1-0) LP – Chris Anderson (1-1) Save – Zac Rosscup (1) The Cubs took a 3-0 lead into the fourth inning but the Dodgers put a three-spot on the board in the fourth inning against Brian Schlitter. The exhibition game remained tied […]


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Jackson Labors, Cubs Unable to Dig Out of Early Hole – Padres 6, Cubs 3

Spring Training Game Six – Cubs 3, Padres 6 WP – Andrew Cashner (1-0) LP – Edwin Jackson (0-1) Save – Jose Valverde (1) After tossing a 1-2-3 first inning, two Cubs errors opened the door for the Padres in the second inning and Edwin Jackson could not close it. Jackson gave up four runs […]


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The Daily CCO: Maddon Focused on the Process, Not the Cubs Spring Results

The Cubs have played five exhibition games and have not posted a win yet this spring. And Joe Maddon was asked about the team’s spring win-loss record Sunday. Joe Maddon addressed the winless record prior to Sunday’s game against the Rangers. Maddon said before the Cubs slipped to 0-4-1 in Cactus League play that he’s […]


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