Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs Split Squad – 03/13/11

Spring Training Game Seventeen: Cubs (ss) (6-10) vs. Dodgers (ss) (5-11) Game Time – 3:05pm CDT Coverage – TV: WGN TV – Radio: None Location – Cashman Field, Las Vegas Carlos Zambrano (0-1, 1.13/1.25) vs. Rubby De La Rosa (0-1, 4.50/0.75) Spring Training Game Eighteen: Cubs (ss) (6-10) vs. Diamondbacks (5-13) Game Time – 3:05pm […]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs Split Squad – 03/12/11

Spring Training Game Fifteen: Cubs (ss) (6-8) vs. Reds (ss) (8-5-1) Game Time – 2:05pm CST Coverage – TV: None – Radio: 720 WGN Location – HoHokam Park, Mesa Carlos Silva (0-1, 29.70/4.20) vs. Homer Bailey (0-1, 7.71/1.50) Spring Training Game Sixteen: Cubs (ss) (6-8) vs. Reds (ss) (8-5-1) Game Time – 3:05pm CST Coverage […]

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 – […]

The Cubs Off Season: 130 Days Down, Two to Go

Pitchers and catchers report to Fitch Park in just two days … Several of the players are already in Mesa preparing for the start of camp. Those that have yet to show up to Fitch Park are in route … and that goes for Jim Hendry and Mike Quade as well. Hendry and Quade are […]

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 […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 01/24/11

It’s Finals week in the Caribbean! Many Cubs’ prospects are playing key roles in their team’s quest for the championship. To find out which prospects, check this week’s Down on the Farm Report …

From the Wire … Riggins Named Cubs Pitching Coach

As expected, the Cubs named Mark Riggins pitching coach Monday on the first day of the Winter Meetings. Riggins replaces Larry Rothschild on the Major League staff and completes Mike Quade’s coaching staff. Updated – 7:41pm CT – According to a tweet from Carie Muskat, Dennis Lewallyn was promoted to Minor League pitching coordinator replacing […]

Q’s College of Coaches

The Cubs made the official announcement concerning Mike Quade’s coaching staff on Wednesday. Larry Rothschild (pitching coach), Rudy Jaramillo (hitting coach), Lester Strode (bullpen coach), Bobby Dernier (first base and outfield coach) and Ivan DeJesus (third base coach) will all return in the same roles they finished the season. Pat Listach will be Quade’s bench […]

A Day of Meetings, Prospects and Rumors

Baseball’s off-season kicked into gear on Tuesday … and there was plenty of Cubs news, and of course rumors to go around. The Cubs organizational meetings are underway in Arizona and the team received both good and bad news concerning three of their top prospects. According to a report from, Brett Jackson’s season is […]

Let the Cubs Organizational Meetings Begin

Congratulations to the San Francisco Giants! Four former Cubs now have World Series rings … Mike Fontenot, Andres Torres, Mark DeRosa and Shawon Dunston. Baseball’s off-season officially began when Brian Wilson retired Nelson Cruz to end the Fall Classic. Teams have five days to sign their potential free agents before losing their exclusive negotiating rights. […]