Report: Cubs Pursuing Starting Pitching

Injuries and ineffectiveness this spring have depleted the pitching depth the front office thought it had when pitchers and catchers reported last month. According to a report from Bruce Levine, the Cubs “are said to be pursuing starting pitching” and Welington Castillo “could be the player who brings back a pitcher in a trade before […]


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Cubs Rally Falls Short in Peoria – Mariners 3, Cubs 2

Spring Training Game Twenty-Three – Cubs 2, Mariners 3 WP – Taijuan Walker (3-0) LP – Travis Wood (1-2) Save – Dominic Leone (2) Travis Wood kept his team in the spring game. Wood allowed three runs over five innings but the offense did nothing against Taijuan Walker during his six innings on the mound […]


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Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Mariners – 03/25/15

Spring Training Game Twenty-Three: Cubs (9-12-1) vs. Mariners (9-10-2) Game Time – 9:05pm CDT Coverage – TV: Comcast SportsNet – Radio: Cubs.com Location – Peoria Sports Complex, Peoria Travis Wood (1-0, 3.77, 1.53) vs. Taijuan Walker (1-0, 0.00, 0.58) The Cubs hit the road tonight, hopefully with right directions to the park, and play their […]


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The Daily CCO: Bryant Goes Yard Again, Playing Time in the Outfield Could Happen Soon and Other Cubs News

Kris Bryant launching his ninth Cactus League homer and tenth longball of the spring would have created more of a buzz Tuesday than it did if it wasn’t for Edwin Jackson going to the wrong ballpark and being late for his own game. Bryant punished another baseball for his 13th hit in 11 games. Bryant is […]


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Cubs Spring Training Update: Pitching Staff

It’s been an up and down spring for the Cubs pitching staff. And the starting rotation has been consistently inconsistent throughout the Cactus League schedule. Before dealing with a tired arm, Jon Lester was sharp for two starts then not-so-sharp in his third outing. Jake Arrieta has shown flashes of last year’s dominance while trying […]


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The Daily CCO: Castro a Little Banged Up, Bryant a Little Fired Up and Other Cubs News

Starlin Castro may be a little sore right now but Kris Bryant has been playing with a chip on his shoulder this spring. Starlin Castro was a late scratch from Saturday’s lineup with right groin tightness. It’s not believed to be a serious injury and Castro is considered day-to-day. After dealing with hamstring injuries the […]


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The Daily CCO: Epstein and Maddon Discussing Creative Solution for Fifth Spot in Cubs Rotation

According to Carrie Muskat, the competition for the fifth spot in the rotation is down to Travis Wood and Edwin Jackson. It’s been reported for weeks that Wood all but had the last spot in the rotation locked up, it was basically his to lose. But there may be more going on than was reported […]


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Cubs Smack Four Home Runs, Beat the Sox – Cubs 10, White Sox 7

Spring Training Game Nineteen – Cubs 10, White Sox 7 WP – Brian Schlitter (1-1) LP – Matt Albers (0-1) Save – None Arismendy Alcantara hit one of four Cubs’ home runs on the day, a two-run shot in the seventh that broke a 5-5 tie and gave the Cubs the lead for good. Tommy […]


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Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. White Sox – 03/20/15

Spring Training Game Nineteen: Cubs (7-10-1) vs. White Sox (6-7-3) Game Time – 3:05pm CDT Coverage – TV: Comcast SportsNet (White Sox) – Radio: Cubs.com, 670 The Score (White Sox) Location – Camelback Ranch, Glendale Travis Wood (1-0, 1.80, 1.10) vs. Hector Noesi (0-0, 1.80, 0.60) The Cubs hit the Spring Training road again and […]


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Rambling about the Cubs as Boras is Boorish and Bright

Hello again, everybody. With the weather warming and the words whizzing and whirring, Spring Training is getting more and more interesting by the day. And I am not even referencing a single thing about an actual baseball game. While the bigwigs war with words, actual baseball is an afterthought, but baseball is what is obviously […]


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