Talkin’ Cubs Live – The Split Squads – 03/01/14

Spring Training Game Three: Cubs (SS) (0-2) vs. Giants (1-2) Game Time – 2:05pm CST Coverage – TV: None – Radio: Cubs.com Location – Cubs Park, Mesa Travis Wood (0-0, -.–, -.–) vs. Matt Cain (0-0, -.–, -.–) Spring Training Game Four: Cubs (SS) (0-2) vs. Diamondbacks (SS) (2-2) Game Time – 8:10pm CST Coverage […]

Cubs Storylines of the Spring

Regardless of the win-loss expectancy at the big league level, this spring and the upcoming season are important steps in the building process for the organization. And the Cubs take another step Thursday afternoon when Rick Renteria’s team kicks off the Cactus League schedule against Kirk Gibson’s Arizona Diamondbacks. Several players that are coming off […]

Samardzija Could Still Be Traded Before Opening Day and News from Day 12 of Cubs Camp

Monday was photo day for the Cubs and the team practiced on the main field at Cubs Park for the first time this spring. But the biggest news of the day surfaced late Monday night courtesy of the Sun-Times. Rick Renteria announced Monday that Chris Rusin, Travis Wood, Edwin Jackson and Jason Hammel would follow […]

A Full Squad, Starlin Castro, Live Batting Practice and News from Day Seven of Cubs Camp

The Cubs first full squad workout of the spring took place Wednesday after physicals and meetings pushed back the team’s normal start time. Tom Ricketts, Theo Epstein and Rick Renteria addressed the 66 players in big league camp. Jeff Samardzija, Travis Wood, Carlos Villanueva, Neil Ramirez, Chris Rusin, Armando Rivero, Kyle Hendricks and Justin Grimm […]

Pitchers and Catchers Continue Pitching and Catching and News from Day Five of Cubs Camp

Pitchers and catchers continued getting their work in Monday while position players rolled in early in advance of Tuesday’s reporting day. According to reports, the second group of pitchers that includes Edwin Jackson, Carlos Villanueva, Jason Hammel, Pedro Strop and Jose Veras completed their second bullpens of the spring with no issues. Javier Baez was […]

Position Players Report Tuesday, Castro a Leadoff Candidate and News from Day Four of Cubs Camp

Position players do not have to be in Mesa until Tuesday. The first full squad workout of the spring is not until Wednesday and the forecast is looking good in Arizona for the entire spring roster getting on the field (81 degrees with a slight chance of rain). Many of the position players are already […]

Jeff Samardzija Fields Questions About His Future and the Cubs

Jeff Samardzija held a press conference following Friday’s workout and answered a variety of questions, mostly about his status and future with the team. Samardzija has remained consistent about his desire to stay with the Cubs and reiterated that again Friday. Jeff Samardzija and the Cubs remain far apart on a long-term contract. Samardzija admitted […]

An Optimistic Arrieta, PFPs and News from Day Two of Cubs Camp

The Chicago Cubs held their first official workout of the spring Friday at Cubs Park. Several pitchers not only completed bullpen sessions but there was pitchers fielding practice, always one of the first signs that Spring Training is actually underway. There is apparently no shortage of cameras at the Cubs new facility, at least according […]

From the Wire: Cubs Avoid Arbitration with Jeff Samardzija

According to a report from Jon Heyman, Jeff Samardzija and the Cubs avoided arbitration on Saturday by agreeing to a one-year contract that will pay him $5.345 million for 2014. Samardzija and the Cubs settled just above the midpoint between the $6.2 million salary arbitration figure Samardzija submitted and the $4.4 million figure the Cubs […]

From the Wire: Cubs Avoid Arbitration with Darwin Barney

According to a report from Jon Heyman, the Cubs and Darwin Barney have settled on a one-year contract for next season. Barney avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $2.3 million deal. When the arbitration numbers were filed, Barney submitted a $2.8 figure and the Cubs filed $1.8 million … so the two sides settled […]