Cubs Trade Roquet to A’s…Release Campusano

According to a report from Carrie Muskat, the Cubs traded Rocky Roquet to the Oakland A’s for a player to be named later on Wednesday. Roquet was in big league camp for the second spring in a row and spent a major of last season in Double-A.

Harden Scheduled…and First Cuts of the Spring

According to multiple reports, Rich Harden completed a simulated game on Friday and the Cubs have scheduled his first spring start. If everything goes as planned Rich Harden will take the mound on Tuesday in Peoria against the Seattle Mariners. The Cubs reduced their spring training roster from 60 to 57 following Friday’s game against […]

Surprising Pauir – Cubs 10 Rangers 4

Game Three – Cubs 10 Rangers 4 WP – Ted Lilly (1-0) LP – Scott Feldman (0-1) Save – None The Cubs improved to 3-0 on the young Cactus League season on Friday in front of 5,413 behind Ted Lilly in his only tune-up before the World Baseball Classic. The Cubs offense scored seven runs […]

Cubs’ Storylines of the Spring…The Non-Roster Pitchers

The Cubs first game of the Cactus League schedule is two days away and the first ten days of Camp Lou III have been very quiet. Lou Piniella described camp as being very workman like so far as the players prepare for the games to begin. With the long exhibition season, the Cubs figure to […]

Cubs Sign Stanton…Invite 21 to Spring Training

The Cubs announced on Tuesday they invited 21 players to Spring Training….pitchers and catchers report to Mesa on Friday, February 13th. The Cubs signed Mike Stanton to a minor-league deal on Tuesday and will give the former All-Star a reliever a chance to make the big league club after missing the entire 2008 season. Other […]

Questions and Rumors Surrounding the Cubs

As the Winter Meetings approach, the Cubs appear focused on acquiring a left-handed bat for right field before trading for Jake Peavy. All indications are that the Cubs and Padres continue to discuss Peavy but until the new ownership is in place there is simply not enough remaining in the budget to add the former […]

Pie to Be Recalled….and Another Arm?

Updated – 11:58pm C.T. – Randy Wells to the Show? Jim Hendry was on Sports Central with Dave Kaplan on Monday night and said Felix Pie will be recalled and with the Cubs on Tuesday in St. Louis. The I-Cubs were eliminated from the PCL playoffs on Sunday. Hendry also stated another pitcher would be […]

Finished with the Desert

Spring Training Game Thirty – Cubs 10 Brewers 10 – 10 innings WP – None LP – None Save – None Another exhibition season for the Cubs in Arizona came to an end on Thursday….with a tie game. Both the Cubs and the Brewers teed-off against mostly minor league pitchers at HoHoKam and the result […]

A Split for the Squads

Spring Training Game Ten – Cubs (ss) 4 Diamondbacks 1 WP – Jon Lieber (1-0) LP – Micah Owings (0-1) Save – Jose Ascanio (1) Spring Training Game Eleven – Cubs (ss) 6 A’s (ss) 7 WP – Troy Cate (1-0) LP – Shingo Takatsu (0-1, BS 2) Save – None Jon Lieber was very […]

The Usual Prospects?

The Cubs farm system garnered a lot of attention last year and figures to have an impact once again this season. The manor in which Lou Piniella handled his young players last year had a ripple effect throughout the organization. Baseball America and Scout.com are two of the most well respected publications in the business […]