Rambling about the Cubs on the Eve of the Eve

Hello again, everybody. Real games are so close I can almost taste them. Well, to be fair, I just had some hot dogs, so I like, literally just tasted baseball. And yes, I am very well aware that is an erroneous use of “literally.” The North Side is abuzz with the excitement of baseball, video […]


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Szczur Homers, Soler Drives in Two Before Kids Rally and Surprise the Rangers – Cubs 15, Rangers 10

Spring Training Game Thirty – Cubs 15, Rangers 10 WP – Francisley Bueno (1-1) LP – Kyuji Fujikawa (0-1, BS 1) Save – None The Cubs were down 7-1 as late as the fifth inning and never quit Tuesday afternoon. The Cubs scored four runs in the fifth and two more in the seventh before […]


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Joe Maddon Would Like Kris Bryant to Continue Playing the Outfield

The Cubs talked about exposing Kris Bryant to the outfield throughout the off-season and he finally lined up in left field last Thursday. Bryant played two games in left field before he was re-assigned to minor league camp. And he’s expected to see more time in left field for the Iowa Cubs. Publicly the Cubs […]


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Hendricks Runs Out of Gas, Cubs Rally and Top the Giants – Cubs 8, Giants 5

Spring Training Game Twenty-Nine – Cubs 8, Giants 5 WP – Phil Coke (1-0) LP – Steven Okert (0-1, BS 1) Save – Zac Rosscup (3) The Cubs scored single runs in the first four innings against Tim Hudson and Kyle Hendricks was lights out through five innings. But Hendricks hit a wall in the […]


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Edwin Jackson and the Cubs Surprise the Royals with a Spring Shutout – Cubs 7, Royals 0

Spring Training Game Twenty-Eight – Cubs 7, Royals 0 WP – Edwin Jackson (2-1) LP – Edinson Volquez (1-3) Save – None Edwin Jackson pitched 4 2/3 scoreless innings. Miguel Montero, Junior Lake and Matt Szczur homered. The Cubs scored five runs in their last two at bats Sunday afternoon off Wade Davis and Greg […]


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Not a Good Day for the Cubs Relievers in Goodyear – Reds 9, Cubs 5

Spring Training Game Twenty-Seven – Cubs (ss) 5, Reds 9 WP – Aroldis Chapman (1-0) LP – Gonzalez Germen (0-1) Save – None The bullpen day went as expected. The Reds jumped out to an early lead Saturday afternoon and the offense could not keep up as the Cubs’ split squad dropped the exhibition game […]


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Cubs Hammel Samardzija and the Sox – Cubs 6, White Sox 3

Spring Training Game Twenty-Five – Cubs 6, White Sox 3 WP – Jason Hammel (2-1) LP – Jeff Samardzija (1-2) Save – None The Cubs launched four home runs off Jeff Samardzija in front of a record breaking crowd at Sloan Park and Jason Hammel limited the White Sox to two runs over six innings […]


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Cubs Reportedly Haven’t Decided if Kris Bryant is a Third Baseman or an Outfielder

It finally happened Thursday. The Cubs put Kris Bryant in the outfield during a Cactus League game, a move the Cubs’ brass talked about making throughout the off-season. Kris Bryant made his first start in left field Thursday night. Bryant handled the routine plays, tracked down a double and completed an inning ending double play […]


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Two Big Innings for the Angels, One Spring Loss for the Cubs – Angels 8, Cubs 4

Spring Training Game Twenty-Four – Cubs 4, Angels 8 WP – Jered Weaver (3-0) LP – Eric Jokisch (1-1) Save – None Mike Olt and Travis Wood hit home runs and Jorge Soler collected another RBI, but the Angels put a four-spot on the board in both third and fifth inning as the Cubs dropped […]


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Cubs Rally Falls Short in Peoria – Mariners 3, Cubs 2

Spring Training Game Twenty-Three – Cubs 2, Mariners 3 WP – Taijuan Walker (3-0) LP – Travis Wood (1-2) Save – Dominic Leone (2) Travis Wood kept his team in the spring game. Wood allowed three runs over five innings but the offense did nothing against Taijuan Walker during his six innings on the mound […]


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