Cubs Spring Training News and Notes

The exhibition season is in full swing and the Cubs began a stretch Monday of playing nine games in six days. The second week of the Cubs’ Cactus League schedule concludes with games against the Reds and Dodgers in Las Vegas. In a pre-game interview Monday, Mike Quade said he would likely wait until the […]

Cubs Split the Split-Squad Games – Cubs 5 Dodgers 3, Cubs 0 Reds 10

Spring Training Game Eight – Cubs (ss) 5 Dodgers 3 – 10 innings WP – Esmailin Caridad (1-0) LP – Luis Vasquez (0-2) Save – None Spring Training Game Nine – Cubs (ss) 0 Reds 10 WP – Johnny Cueto (1-1) LP – Todd Wellemeyer (1-1) Save – None The Chicago Cubs won one and […]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs Split Squad – 03/06/11

Spring Training Game Eight: Cubs (ss) (2-5) vs. Dodgers (3-6) Game Time – 2:05pm CST Coverage – TV: WGN TV – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channel 187 Location – HoHokam Park, Mesa Ryan Dempster (0-0, 3.00/1.00) vs. Chad Billingsley (0-0, 0.00/1.00) Spring Training Game Nine: Cubs (ss) (2-5) vs. Reds (5-3) Game Time – […]

Good Things Come in Threes – Cubs 3 Giants 2

Spring Training Game Three – Cubs 3 Giants 2 WP – Todd Wellemeyer (1-0) LP – Madison Bumgarner (0-1, BS 1) Save – Esmailin Caridad (1) The Cubs put one in the win column … on the third game, behind a three-run inning, against Madison Bumgarner in his third inning of work and Esmailin Caridad […]

Day Twelve of Camp ‘Q’ … Captain Quade and the Starting Lineups

The first pitch of the Cubs’ 2011 Cactus League schedule is just a day away … Mike Quade announced his first three lineups of the spring Friday and more pitching probables for the first four games were released. Kosuke Fukudome will leadoff a lineup Sunday that Quade could run out on Opening Day against the […]

Day Eleven of Camp ‘Q’ … Cubs Lining Things Up for the Cactus League

The first pitch of the Cubs’ 2011 Cactus League schedule is two days away … this is the last Friday without Cubs baseball for at least the next seven months. The grind of the exhibition season is about to begin and Mike Quade has lined up his pitching staff for the first four games. Matt […]

Day Ten of Camp ‘Q’ … Cubs Get Their Work In and Other Notes

The first pitch of the Cubs’ 2011 Cactus League schedule is three days away … The Cubs continued going about their business Wednesday at Fitch Park. Most of the spring news has been of the off-the-field variety, which is great for this time of year. As the clichĂ© goes, no news is good news. Mike […]

Day Eight of Camp ‘Q’ … Dempster Gets the Nod and Other Cubs Notes

The first pitch of the Cubs’ Cactus League schedule is five days away … The Cubs continued making headlines as the second week of Spring Training began Monday. Mike Quade had a meeting with Ryan Dempster, Carlos Zambrano and Matt Garza and told the top pitchers in his rotation which one would be getting the […]

The Sandberg Factor

The opening of Spring Training ends a very emotional off-season for Cubs fans. We lost a legend, and a hero returned. There was a controversial trade, and free agent signings kept us buzzing. And, as always, there is the promise of youth. However, one decision stands out as a possible sentinel moment concerning the team’s […]

Day Six of Camp ‘Q’ … All Present and Accounted For at Cubs Camp

The Cubs first full squad workout took place Saturday at Fitch Park. All 60 players currently on the Cubs’ Spring Training roster are in camp. The players and coaches dealt with high winds and dodged rain in order to get their work in. Mike Quade spoke with the players prior to the first workout and […]