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 […]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Mariners – 03/29/08

Spring Training Game Thirty-Two: Cubs (14-15-2) vs. Mariners (13-15-3) Game Time – 2:05pm C.T. TV: WGN TV, MLB.TV – Radio: 720 WGN, Gameday Audio on, XM Radio Channel 183 Location – Cashman Field, Las Vegas Ryan Dempster (2-1, 5.23/1.45) vs. Jarrod Washburn (2-1, 2.42/1.25) This is it…. After today, every game counts. Lou Piniella’s […]

Six….Count ‘Em Six Long Balls

Spring Training Game Thirty-One – Cubs 2 Mariners 10 WP – Carlos Silva (1-2) LP – Ted Lilly (0-1) Save – None Ted Lilly and Jason Marquis had rough outings in their last spring tune-ups. Ted Lilly made his fifth and final start of the exhibition season and allowed 5 runs on 8 hits in […]

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 […]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Brewers – 03/27/08

Spring Training Game Thirty: Cubs (14-14-1) vs. Brewers (17-10) Game Time – 2:05pm C.T. TV: WGN TV, MLB.TV – Radio: 720 WGN, Gameday Audio on Location – HoHoKam Park, Mesa TBD (0-0, -.–/-.–) vs. Steve Bray (1-0, 1.80/1.60) Today’s game at HoHoKam is the last for Lou Piniella’s crew in the desert this spring. […]

Winding Down?

The definition of “unlikely” according to Merriam-Webster is: not likely, improbable, likely to fail….and that was the word Andy MacPhail used on Wednesday to update the media on the possibility of Brian Roberts being traded to the Cubs. Fitting, isn’t it? While Brian Roberts appears to be staying in Baltimore, the Cubs made more roster […]

Breaking Even

Spring Training Game Twenty-Nine – Cubs 7 Angels 5 WP – Carlos Marmol (2-0) LP – Francisco Rodriguez (0-1) Save – Carmen Pignatiello (2) Jered Weaver held Lou Piniella’s offense in check for the first 5 innings of Wednesday’s game, at one point retiring 11 in a row and 12 of the first 13. The […]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Angels – 03/26/08

Spring Training Game Twenty-Nine: Cubs (13-14-1) vs. Angels (18-7) Game Time – 3:05pm C.T. TV: MLB.TV – Radio: Gameday Audio on Location – Tempe Diablo Stadium, Tempe Carlos Zambrano (1-0, 0.60/0.73) vs. Jered Weaver (5-0, 1.33/0.74) Updated – 2:35pm C.T. – With Roster Moves – According to Paul Sullivan in the Chicago Tribune, Ronny […]

Three in a Row

Spring Training Game Twenty-Eight – Cubs 7 Giants 5 WP – Sean Marshall (1-1, BS 2) LP – Tyler Walker (0-1) Save – Carmen Pignatiello (1) For the first time this spring, Lou Piniella’s crew posted a win for the third consecutive game. While wins in the Cactus League have little to no meaning, the […]

From the Wire….Cubs Sign Reed Johnson

Updated – 2:14pm C.T. with Additional Information and Roster Cuts According to a report in the Chicago Sun-Times and from Paul Sullivan in Mesa, the Cubs have agreed to a 1-year deal with Reed Johnson worth $1.3 million dollars. Johnson will serve as the Cubs long awaited right-handed outfielder that can play all three spots. […]