Cubs Release 2014 Spring Training Schedule

The Cubs released their 2014 Spring Training schedule on Monday. As reported, the Cubs will face the Arizona Diamondbacks in their Cactus League opener on Feb. 27 in the first game at ‘Cubs Park’, their new Spring Training home in Mesa. The Cubs make their annual trip to Las Vegas (March 15, March 16) to […]

The Cubs Call Berkman … and Other Rumors

Less than 36 hours prior to Turkey Day (insert Cubs jokes here), the rumors surrounding the Chicago Cubs picked up when Lance Berkman told Ken Rosenthal that the Cubs have called his agent. Berkman said the A’s have been the most aggressive but the “Cubs have checked in, informing him of their opening at first […]

Quade Talks Cubs … and Piecing Together the 2011 Cactus League Schedule

Mike Quade joined Jim Duquette and Kevin Kennedy during Power Alley (XM Radio/MLB Network Radio) Friday. Quade discussed several topics, including changes that will take place in his first Spring Training as the Cubs skipper. Quade said he will be more involved than some managers typically are during camp, especially in the area of fundamentals. […]

News and Notes from Day Two of the Cubs Organizational Meetings

Wednesday was a busy day for the Chicago Cubs. The headlines ranged from Q’s coaching staff to Ryne Sandberg to the vote passing in Mesa to Aramis Ramirez telling the team he will exercise his option for 2011 and remain with the Cubs. But Tyler Colvin, Brett Jackson, Chris Archer, Minor League coaching moves and […]

Cubs Will Keep Spring Training Home in Mesa

According to multiple reports on Wednesday, the Cubs officially announced they will keep their Spring Training home in Mesa, Arizona. The announcement on Wednesday begins an exclusive negotiating period with the city that could take as long as a year to finalize. “The deal with the Cubs and the city still requires the Arizona Legislature […]

Peripheral Moves on the Horizon for the Cubs

Official releases should be flying out of the offices at 1060 West Addison on Wednesday. Not only are the Cubs expected to announce deals with Xavier Nady and Chad Tracy, there is a press conference scheduled for 11:30am CST on Wednesday morning in Arizona. At that time, the Cubs are expected to make the official […]

Mesa City Council Approves Cubs New Spring Training Complex

According to multiple reports Monday night, the Mesa City Council approved “its proposal to spend $84 million for a new spring training complex for the Cubs and is now awaiting official word from the team, which is expected within days.” According to the Tribune, if the Cubs board approves the proposal, the two sides would […]

Not So Fast … Naples Still in Running for Cubs Spring Training Home

It appears the reports on Thursday from Dave Kaplan and the Chicago Tribune jumped the gun about the Cubs reaching a tentative deal to stay in Mesa, Arizona. According to a report from NaplesNews.com, Collier County “isn’t out of the spring training run quite yet.” “Officials with the city of Mesa and the Collier County […]

The Cubs Choose Mesa

According to a report from Dave Kaplan, the Cubs have decided to keep their Spring Training home and facilities in Mesa, Arizona. Kaplan reported the deal would still require approval by the Mesa city council, which is expected to approve the financial package on Monday night. Updated 5:20pm CST – With Additional Information from ESPN […]

Finishing with a W

Spring Training Game Thirty-Two – Cubs 4 Mariners 2 WP – Ryan Dempster (3-1) LP – Jarrod Washburn (2-2) Save – Kerry Wood (2) Lou Piniella’s pitching staff made up for their poor performance on Friday night by allowing only 1 earned run in the final game of the spring. Ryan Dempster was very effective […]