Cubs Put Up Little Phight in Home Opener – Phillies 7, Cubs 2

Game Four – Cubs 2, Phillies 7 WP – Roberto Hernandez (1-0) LP – Travis Wood (0-1) Save – None On a cold day at Wrigley Field with the wind blowing out to right field, the offense showed little to no life as the Cubs dropped their home opener to the Phillies. The Cubs jumped […]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Phillies – 04/04/14

Game Four: Cubs (1-2) vs. Phillies (1-2) Game Time – 1:20pm CDT Coverage – TV: WGN TV – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channels 184, 844 Location – Wrigley Field, Chicago Travis Wood (0-0, -.–/-.–/-.–) vs. Roberto Hernandez (0-0, -.–/-.–/-.–) Weather permitting … The Party of the Century begins this afternoon with the Cubs home […]

All But the Bullpen is Set for Opening Day and Other Cubs News

The Cubs all but finalized their Opening Day roster prior to Friday night’s exhibition at Chase Field. Carlos Villanueva was named the Cubs’ fifth starter and Chris Rusin was optioned to Triple-A Iowa. The Cubs needed the flexibility Villanueva can provide early in the season. The team is committed to having Jeff Samardzija, Edwin Jackson […]

Cubs Name Carlos Villanueva Fifth Starter, Chris Rusin Optioned to Iowa

According to multiple reports, the Cubs have decided to start the season with Carlos Villanueva in the rotation. Villanueva will slot in behind Jeff Samardzija, Edwin Jackson, Jason Hammel and Travis Wood. Villanueva’s first start will be on April 6 against the Phillies. Chris Rusin was optioned to Triple-A Iowa and will begin his season […]

Cubs Top the Sox in Cubs Park Finale – Cubs 4, White Sox 3

Spring Training Game Thirty-Two – Cubs 4, White Sox 3 WP – Travis Wood (1-2) LP – Felipe Paulino (1-2) Save – Neil Ramirez (2) The Cubs closed out the home part of their Spring Training schedule with a solid win over the White Sox on Thursday afternoon. 15,170 were on hand for the final […]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. White Sox – 03/27/14

Spring Training Game Thirty-Two: Cubs (12-18-1) vs. White Sox (9-13) Game Time – 2:05pm CDT Coverage – TV: WGN TV (White Sox) – Radio: 720 WGN Location – Cubs Park, Mesa Travis Wood (0-2, 5.91, 1.41) vs. Felipe Paulino (1-1, 6.75, 1.93) The Cubs wrap-up their first spring at Cubs Park this afternoon with the […]

Cubs Rotate the Rotation, Castro Gets Minor At Bats and Other Spring Training News

Rick Renteria announced Saturday how he would lineup the first four spots in his rotation to start the season. Jeff Samardzija will pitch Opening Day, as previously announced. Edwin Jackson and Jason Hammel will follow Samardzija with Travis Wood filling the fourth spot in the rotation. Travis Wood will get the ball for the first […]

Questions Remain for the Cubs with a Week Left in Spring Training

The Cubs break camp in five days before wrapping up the exhibition season with two games against the Diamondbacks at Chase Field. In one week the Cubs will depart Arizona and fly to Pittsburgh for the start of the season. And the team that is picked to finish at the bottom of the NL Central […]

Rambling about the Cubs While Dreaming of the Dog Days

Hello again, everybody. I know it sounds funny to be dreaming of the dog days of summer, but this Chicago winter wins. It wins more than any winter I can remember, and it wins more than the Yankees, the Cowboys, Duke and Notre Dame combined. That would be Notre Dame, pre-1990. I don’t care what […]

Are the Cubs Still Hoping Mike Olt Will Grab the Third Base Job? And Other News and Notes

Mike Olt said he was feeling better prior to Tuesday’s game after receiving a massage and treatment on his right shoulder. And he proved it against his former team. Olt hit a two-run homer off of Alexi Ogando and drove in another run with a sacrifice fly. Mike Olt and Rick Renteria said Tuesday that […]