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 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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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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Cubs Weekend Headlines: Maddon’s Men Won Some Games and Hit Some Home Runs

It was a long weekend for the Chicago Cubs, one in which the organization played five games in three days and went 4-1 in the exhibition season. The Cubs had a good three days with a couple of exceptions and one big scare. RHP Jacob Turner will miss at least a month dealing with an […]


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The Daily CCO: Theo Epstein Extension Update and Other Cubs News and Rumors

The Cubs won one and lost one on the first of back-to-back split squad days. And while half the roster picked up a win in Las Vegas, the other half struggled in Mesa and Tsuyoshi Wada left the game with an injury in the first inning. The Cubs play two more games Saturday before squaring […]


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Cubs’ RHP Jacob Turner to Miss at Least One Month, Will Begin Season on DL

RHP Jacob Turner met with the media Friday morning. Turner confirmed he has a bruised bone and mild flexor strain in his right elbow. Turner received a second opinion on his elbow after tests by the Cubs’ medical staff revealed the injury earlier this week. The good news for Jacob Turner, there is not any […]


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Wada Exits with an Injury, Cubs Drop Another Exhibition Game – Indians 7, Cubs 4

Spring Training Game Ten – Cubs (ss) 4, Indians (ss) 7 WP – T.J. House (1-0) LP – Justin Grimm (0-1) Save – None Tsuyoshi Wada left the game with two outs in the first inning with left groin tightness and the bullpen could not keep the Indians from circling the bases as the Cubs […]


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Talkin’ Cubs Live – The Split Squads – 03/13/15

Spring Training Game Ten: Cubs (ss) (1-7-1) vs. Indians (ss) (3-6) Game Time – 3:05pm CDT Coverage – TV: None – Radio: Cubs.com Location – Sloan Park, Mesa Tsuyoshi Wada (0-0, 0.00, 1.00) vs. T.J. House (0-0, 3.60, 0.60) Spring Training Game Eleven: Cubs (ss) (1-7-1) vs. Athletics (ss) (7-2-1) Game Time – 7:05pm CDT […]


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Rambling about the Cubs with St. Patty’s in Sight

Hello again, everybody. Baseball games are being played, some with Will Ferrell in them, others without. While spring has begun on the diamond it will be one week before it officially begins. With more daylight, better weather and the NCAA tourney a week away, the winter doldrums have lifted just in time to celebrate a […]


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Cubs Shut Down Jacob Turner with Flexor Strain and Bone Bruise in Right Elbow

According to multiple reports, the Cubs have shut down RHP Jacob Turner and he will begin the season on the disabled list. An MRI on Turner’s right elbow revealed a flexor strain and bone bruise but no ligament damage. Turner will reportedly get a second opinion on the injury The Cubs have not provided a […]


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