The Daily CCO: The Schedule Makers Didn’t Do the Cubs Any Favors

The Cubs goal for the season is to win the National League Central Division and play in the post-season for the first time in seven years. And in order to do so, Joe Maddon’s team cannot stumble out of the gate. The Cubs must begin the season on a positive note and post their first winning […]


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Soler, Baez and Bryant Hit Back-to-Back-to-Back Jacks, Cubs Still Winless on the Spring – Indians 10, Cubs 6

Spring Training Game Seven – Cubs 6, Indians 10 WP – Shaun Marcum (1-0) LP – Blake Parker (0-1) Save – None Jorge Soler, Javier Baez and Kris Bryant launched home runs in consecutive at bats to start the fourth inning. And Welington Castillo tied the exhibition game with a solo homer of his own […]


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A Schwarber Slam, a McKinney Homer and a Bullpen Letdown – Giants 8, Cubs 6

Spring Training Game Two – Cubs (ss) 6, Giants 8 WP – Hunter Strickland (1-0) LP – Hunter Cervenka (0-1, BS 1) Save – Erik Cordler (1) Kyle Schwarber celebrated his 22nd birthday in grand fashion Thursday afternoon in Scottsdale with a slam in second inning off Ryan Vogelsong. Billy McKinney homered in the eighth but […]


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The Daily CCO: Cubs Catching Questions, Welington Castillo and News from Day Twelve of Camp Maddon

Countdown to Cubs Cactus League Openers: 1 day Baseball games were played Tuesday, and while they were just Spring Training or exhibition games, it was nice to see a box score again after such a long winter. The Cubs were able to get back on the practice fields and hit at Sloan Park as the […]


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Cubs’ Welington Castillo Reportedly Drawing Interest

Welington Castillo is in camp with the Cubs and the team is prepared to begin the season with him on the roster. But Castillo could be traded before the end of Spring Training and according to Nick Cafardo teams are showing interest in the 27-year old catcher. Nick Cafardo did not mention which teams have […]


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Cubs Weekend Headlines: Spring Has Sprung

Pitchers and catchers finally reported to Spring Training and the on the field workouts officially began Friday. And Joe Maddon kept the media hopping for the first three days of his camp. The Cubs unveiled the patch the team will wear throughout the season to honor Ernie Banks. South Bend Cubs owner, Andrew Berlin, announced […]


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Cubs Storylines of the Spring: The Catchers

The Cubs Storylines of the Spring series continues with a look at the catchers in big league camp. While Miguel Montero and David Ross get to know the pitching staff, the two biggest storylines to follow when it comes to the Cubs catchers this spring are health and Welington Castillo. Welington Castillo is on the […]


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Theo Epstein Talks Cubs on Inside the Clubhouse

Theo Epstein joined Bruce Levine and Wayne Randazzo during Saturday morning’s Inside the Clubhouse (670 the Score) to discuss his team two days in to Spring Training. Theo Epstein discussed several topics including the possibility of the team keeping Welington Castillo on the roster and carrying three catchers. Epstein also talked about the depth that […]


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The Daily CCO: Welington Castillo Wants to Stay with the Cubs, News from Day One of Camp Maddon

Countdown to the Cubs Cactus League Openers: 12 days Welington Castillo met with the media Friday and discussed his situation with the beat reporters. Castillo does not want to be traded. Castillo would like to stay with the organization that signed him when he was 17 years old. Castillo said he put too much pressure […]


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Cubs 2015 Spring Training Preview: Catchers

With most of the free agency budget spent in the pitching department, the Cubs decided to maximize their return on their investment and made over the catching position as well. Let’s take a look at the moves they made and how they will affect the club in the coming season. The first acquisition the team […]


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