A Little Two-Out Spring Magic – Cubs 5, Dodgers 4

Spring Training Game Fifteen – Cubs 5, Dodgers 4 WP – Carlos Villanueva (1-0) LP – Jamey Wright (1-1) Save – Alberto Cabrera (2) The Cubs scored four runs in the sixth inning, all with two outs, and held on to beat the Dodgers 5-4 on Friday afternoon in front of a Cactus League record […]

Still Buzzing about the Olt and Baez Blasts and Cubs Spring Training News and Notes

Mike Olt and Javier Baez picked the right time to make the Peoria Sports Complex look rather small. Olt and Baez launched three home runs late Wednesday night that traveled close to 1200 feet combined. As Len Kasper said during the broadcast, the ball does not travel as well at night in the Cactus League […]

Has a Healthy Ryan Kalish Sped Up the Cubs Timeframe on Dealing Nate Schierholtz?

The Cubs figure to turn several short term assets into multiple long term pieces before the July 31 trade deadline. It is highly unlikely that players such as Carlos Villanueva and Jose Veras are with the team on August 1 and that was thought to be the case with Nate Schierholtz. The Cubs’ right fielder […]

A Good Day for the Cubs in Goodyear – Cubs 9, Reds 0

Spring Training Game Ten – Cubs 9, Reds 0 WP – Jason Hammel (1-0) LP – Alfredo Simon (0-1) Save – None A patient Cubs’ roster took advantage of numerous opportunities Saturday and shut out the Reds at Goodyear Ballpark. The Cubs jumped out to a lead in the first inning on a two-run homer […]

A Little Speed, A Little Power – Cubs 6, Athletics 4

Spring Training Game Five – Cubs 6, Athletics (SS) 4 WP – Zac Rosscup (1-0) LP – Michael Ynoa (0-1) Save – Brian Schlitter (1) The Cubs posted the organization’s first win at Cubs Park on Tuesday afternoon after scoring three runs in the eighth on a RBI single by Albert Almora and a two-run […]

Under Armour Performance Center, Cubs Top the Cubs and News from Day 14 of Cubs Camp

The Cubs and Under Armour announced a new multi-year agreement Wednesday that renamed the team’s training facility at Riverview Park the Under Armour Performance Center at Cubs Park. The Cubs are still exploring corporate sponsorship for Cubs Park. Colin Faulkner said Wednesday, “It’s rare to have naming rights for a ballpark in the Cactus League. […]

Vizcaino Throws BP, Let the Exhibition Games Begin and News from Day 10 of Cubs Camp

Arodys Vizcaino threw live batting practice Saturday off the mound at Field 1. This is a good sign for Vizcaino and the Cubs. Vizcaino has thrown his bullpen sessions this spring. Saturday was the first time news surfaced that he threw batting practice. Rick Renteria told ESPN Chicago that Vizcaino “looked very, very good” on […]

Samardzija Set for Spring Opener, Baez Bashes a Window and News from Day Nine of Cubs Camp

The Cubs wrapped up the first full week of practice Friday, the Cactus League games begin in five days and Rick Renteria named his starter for the spring opener. Jeff Samardzija will be the first pitcher to take the hill at brand new Cubs Park in a Cactus League contest Thursday when the Cubs open […]

An Optimistic Arrieta, PFPs and News from Day Two of Cubs Camp

The Chicago Cubs held their first official workout of the spring Friday at Cubs Park. Several pitchers not only completed bullpen sessions but there was pitchers fielding practice, always one of the first signs that Spring Training is actually underway. There is apparently no shortage of cameras at the Cubs new facility, at least according […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 02/10/14

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 fourth year, the Down on the Farm Report returns to a popular feature entitled Bubble Players and Bubble Busters. […]