Cubs End the Spring on a Losing Note – Cubs 3, Astros 6

Spring Training Game Thirty-Eight – Cubs 3, Astros 6 WP – Jose Valdez (2-0) LP – Carlos Marmol (1-1) Save – None The Cubs completed their extended Spring Training schedule with a loss to the Astros in Houston on Saturday afternoon. The Cubs offense could not get on track through the first seven innings while […]

Cubs End Up with a Tie in Houston – Cubs 6, Astros 6

Spring Training Game Thirty-Seven – Cubs 6, Astros 6 – 10 innings WP – None LP – None Save – None The Cubs and Astros played to a 6-6 tie in 10 innings on Friday night in Houston. The Cubs jumped out to an early lead then battled back and took a 6-5 lead into […]

Cubs Say Goodbye to HoHoKam – Cubs 4, Mariners 6

Spring Training Game Thirty-Six – Cubs 4, Mariners 6 WP – Lucas Luetge (1-0) LP – Hisanori Takahashi (1-2) Save – Tyler Burgoon (1) The Cubs wrapped up the Cactus League part of their Spring Training schedule with a loss to the Seattle Mariners on Thursday afternoon in the final home game at HoHoKam Park. […]

Cory Wade Will Not Be on the Cubs Opening Day Roster and Other News Bits

While the spring roster moves are not official, the Cubs cut another player from the spring roster on Wednesday. The Cubs informed Cory Wade that he is no longer in the mix for the last spot in the bullpen. Even with the addition of Guillermo Moscoso, Hisanori Takahashi is considered the favorite to land the […]

Feldman Falters, Cubs Battle Back and Tie the Royals – Cubs 9, Royals 9

Spring Training Game Thirty-Five – Cubs 9, Royals (ss) 9 WP – None LP – None Save – None The Cubs were down 8-2 going into the eighth inning on Wednesday night in Surprise. The Cubs scored five runs in the eighth and cut Kansas City’s lead to 8-7. The Royals added a run in […]

Barring Late Moves, Cubs Opening Day Roster All But Set

The Cubs basically announced the seventh round of spring roster cuts on Tuesday when Alberto Gonzalez and Zach Putnam were informed they would not be making the team out of camp. While the moves are not official, the Cubs have 32 players remaining on the Spring Training roster. The Cubs are watching the waiver wire, […]

Nine in the Ninth – Cubs 1, Reds 11

Spring Training Game Thirty-Four – Cubs 1, Reds 11 WP – Johnny Cueto (2-1) LP – Jeff Samardzija (2-1) Save – None Tuesday night’s Cactus League game was a well pitched game, on both sides, until the ninth inning. The Reds sent 14 batters to the plate in the ninth and scored nine times before […]

Cubs Inform Alberto Gonzalez and Zach Putnam No Longer in Mix for Opening Day Roster

While the spring roster cuts are not official, according to multiple reports the Cubs told Alberto Gonzalez and Zach Putnam they are no longer in the mix for a spot on the Opening Day roster. Both players are expected to be re-assigned to minor league camp in the coming days.

It’s Decision Time for the Cubs as Opening Day Nears

The Cubs extremely long stay in Arizona is just about over. The equipment truck leaves for Chicago on Wednesday and the team breaks camp after Thursday’s finale at HoHoKam Park … Opening Day is just around the corner. According to multiple reports, the Cubs might not finalize their Opening Day roster until Sunday. The Cubs […]

Mistakes, Mistakes and More Mistakes – Cubs 3, Giants 9

Spring Training Game Thirty-Three – Cubs 3, Giants 9 WP – Ryan Vogelsong (1-1) LP – Travis Wood (3-1) Save – None The dog days of Spring Training apparently hit Cubs’ camp on Monday. The Cubs played one of their worst Cactus League games in weeks in front of the third largest crowd in HoHoKam […]