No Luck for the Cubs in Phoenix or in Vegas – Cubs 3, A’s 4 – Cubs 7, Rangers 12

Spring Game Fifteen – Cubs (SS) 3, A’s (SS) 4 WP – Travis Schlichting (2-0) LP – Paul Maholm (0-1) Save – Erick Threets (1) Spring Game Sixteen – Cubs (SS) 7, Rangers (SS) 12 WP – Derek Holland (2-0) LP – Jeff Samardzija (1-1) Save – None The Cubs dropped two more Spring Training […]

A Look Back at the Cubs Off-Season as Pitchers and Catchers Report to Spring Training

Doesn’t it seem like a lot longer than just 144 days since Jed Hoyer’s San Diego Padres beat the Chicago Cubs 9-2? Ryan Dempster took the loss on the final day of the 2011 season. Starlin Castro ran his hitting streak to 11 games in the loss and reached base for the 40th game in […]

Avoiding Arbitration, a Minor League Signing … and Other Cubs News and Notes

The Cubs crossed another task from their off-season to-do list Friday when they agreed to terms on a one-year deal with Matt Garza. The Cubs and Garza avoided arbitration just before his scheduled hearing in St. Petersburg. Garza had filed a $12.5 million salary arbitration number and the Cubs offered $7.95 million. The two sides […]