Denorfia Injury Could Reportedly Change Cubs Roster Plans

According to a report from the Tribune, Chris Denorfia is dealing with a left hamstring injury that might keep him from beginning the season on the active roster. Chris Denorfia has appeared in only one game since March 17, the B-Game against the Angels last Thursday (March 19) at Sloan Park. Mark Gonzales’ report is […]

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 […]

Cubs Spring Training Update: Position Players

The Cubs have several questions left to answer over the next 12 days. There are 12 games left in the Cubs exhibition season and 10 of those will take place over the final nine days of Cactus League play. There are two positions in the infield to be filled before Opening Night against the Cardinals, […]

Cubs Smack Four Home Runs, Beat the Sox – Cubs 10, White Sox 7

Spring Training Game Nineteen – Cubs 10, White Sox 7 WP – Brian Schlitter (1-1) LP – Matt Albers (0-1) Save – None Arismendy Alcantara hit one of four Cubs’ home runs on the day, a two-run shot in the seventh that broke a 5-5 tie and gave the Cubs the lead for good. Tommy […]

Szczur, Castillo and the Cubs Bash the Brewers – Cubs 10, Brewers 5

Spring Training Game Thirteen – Cubs (ss) 10, Brewers 5 WP – Edwin Jackson (1-1) LP – Jimmy Nelson (0-1) Save – None The Cubs scored eight runs in the first three innings, seven in third, and Edwin Jackson did not allow the Brewers to cross the plate in his three innings of work as […]

Cubs 2015 Spring Training Preview: Right Field

Over the past few years, right field has been one of the worst offensive positions for the Chicago Cubs and has been a major weakness. With Jorge Soler set to take the reins this year, that may be subject to change. Let’s take a look at right field and what to expect during Spring Training. […]

Cubs 2015 Spring Training Preview: Center Field

Last season, center field was the Cubs weakest position and featured seven players batting a combined .222/.264/.346 with 28 doubles, 15 home runs, 60 RBI and 11 stolen bases. Upgrading was a top priority and the Cubs acquired switch hitting Dexter Fowler from the Houston Astros to do so. Let’s take a look at one […]

Cubs Strikeout in Bid for First Spring Win – Rangers 6, Cubs 4

Spring Training Game Five – Cubs 4, Rangers (ss) 6 WP – Ross Ohlendorf (1-0) LP – Jake Arrieta (0-1) Save – Edwar Cabrera (1) Jake Arrieta struggled with his command in his first spring start. Eric Jokisch was hit rather hard. The Cubs offense struck out 12 times in the first six innings. And […]

Cubs 2015 Spring Training Preview: Left Field

With second and third base largely unsettled, left field is a position currently on hold of sorts. There are decent options to fill it, but none are set in stone and is ripe for a player to take the reins going forward. Right now, the plan is for Chris Coghlan and Chris Denorfia to share […]

Cubs Storylines of the Spring: The Outfield

The Cubs Storylines of the Spring series concludes with a look at the outfielders in big league camp. The Cubs outfield has just as many questions as the rest of the team. There are two players that could provide answers in a big way offensively and defensively if they are able to stay on the […]