Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Angels – 02/28/14

Spring Training Game Two: Cubs (0-1) vs. Angels (0-0) Game Time – 2:05pm CST Coverage – TV: MLB.TV – Radio: 720 WGN Location – Tempe Diablo Stadium, Tempe Chris Rusin (0-0, -.–, -.–) vs. Jered Weaver (0-0, -.–, -.–) Cactus League play for the Cubs resumes this afternoon in Tempe against the Los Angeles Angels. […]

Cubs Storylines of the Spring

Regardless of the win-loss expectancy at the big league level, this spring and the upcoming season are important steps in the building process for the organization. And the Cubs take another step Thursday afternoon when Rick Renteria’s team kicks off the Cactus League schedule against Kirk Gibson’s Arizona Diamondbacks. Several players that are coming off […]

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. […]

Cubs Shot Some B-Ball Outside of the Training Room and News from Day Six of Cubs Camp

Pitchers and catchers reportedly had a light workout schedule Tuesday as the position players rolled into camp ahead of the first full squad workout on Wednesday. Position players had to be in Mesa by the end of the day. So while Starlin Castro and Junior Lake had not reported before the media called it a […]

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. […]

Arbitration, A Doubleheader and Other Cubs News and Notes

In exactly one week Rick Renteria will hold the Cubs’ first official on field work out of the spring. Pitchers and catchers report to the Cubs’ facility in Mesa on Feb. 13 and the position players must be in Mesa by Feb. 18. Several of the players are already at the Cubs’ new spring home […]

Rambling About the Cubs While Waiting For Something, Anything

Hello again, everybody. It has been awhile since I have filled your Friday with free factoids, phenomenal fun and fruitful fanaticism. Man, I love Phonics. Now that I have gotten the alliteration out of the way, it is time to talk about the Cubs, the Winter Meetings, the huge Ruggiano pickup, and … well … […]

Winter Meetings Day One: Cubs Emphasizing Pitching In All Trade Discussions

2013 Winter Meetings – Day One Jeff Samardzija is reportedly the Cubs’ player that attracted the most attention on the first day of the Winter Meetings. The Cubs are listening to offers for Samardzija but are asking a steep price for him right now. Jed Hoyer maintained the Cubs would prefer to sign Samardzija to […]

Time for the Cubs to Shop at the Winter Meetings

Baseball’s Winter Meetings officially kickoff Monday in Orlando and the Cubs are reportedly looking to add relievers, at least one starter, an outfielder and players to round out the bench to the roster. But the big noise around the Cubs during the coming week will be about two starting pitchers … one Theo Epstein and […]

Rambling While Waiting for the Cubs New Head Honcho

Hello again, everybody.  The playoffs are heating up, but I am more interested in the steam that should be rising from the hot stove very soon.  Sure, the pilot light has yet to be lit, but we are very close, and I can taste the yummy deliciousness said stove is going to produce. While the […]