Cubs Lose McDonald to Injury and the Exhibition Game to the A’s – Athletics 6, Cubs 2

Spring Training Game Twenty-One – Cubs (ss) 2, Athletics 6 WP – Joe Savery (1-0) LP – Yao-Lin Wang (0-1) Save – None James McDonald exited Monday’s game in Phoenix after only his second pitch of the day and his early departure set a tone for the afternoon. The Cubs were never in the exhibition […]

Cubs Pitching Has No Luck with the Mets – Mets 9, Cubs 4

Spring Training Game Seventeen – Cubs 4, Mets 9 WP – Cory Mazzoni (1-1) LP – Zac Rosscup (1-1) Save – None While the Brandon Hyde led half of the roster was able to complete the comeback in the valley, Rick Renteria’s roster could not do the same in Las Vegas as the Cubs dropped […]

Cubs Hang On for the Win in a Seesaw Spring Game – Cubs 10, Brewers 8

Spring Training Game Eleven – Cubs 10, Brewers 8 WP – Frank Batista (1-0, BS 1) LP – David Goforth (0-1) Save – Justin Grimm (1) A new Cactus League record crowd of 14,770 at Cubs Park saw the Cubs give up five runs in the seventh inning then score four runs of their own […]

A Little Speed, A Little Power – Cubs 6, Athletics 4

Spring Training Game Five – Cubs 6, Athletics (SS) 4 WP – Zac Rosscup (1-0) LP – Michael Ynoa (0-1) Save – Brian Schlitter (1) The Cubs posted the organization’s first win at Cubs Park on Tuesday afternoon after scoring three runs in the eighth on a RBI single by Albert Almora and a two-run […]

Cubs Agree to Terms on 2014 Contracts with 19 Pre-Arbitration Players

The Cubs announced Monday afternoon the team agreed to terms with the 19 players on the 40-man roster with 0-3 years of Major League service time. The Major League minimum is $500,000 for the 2014 season and the terms on the contracts for Jake Arrieta and Welington Castillo were not released. Castillo was paid $503,000 […]

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 Set for Spring Opener, Baez Bashes a Window and News from Day Nine of Cubs Camp

The Cubs wrapped up the first full week of practice Friday, the Cactus League games begin in five days and Rick Renteria named his starter for the spring opener. Jeff Samardzija will be the first pitcher to take the hill at brand new Cubs Park in a Cactus League contest Thursday when the Cubs open […]

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: Reds Claim RHP Brett Marshall and Twins Claim LHP Brooks Raley Off Waivers from Cubs

The Cubs made two roster moves on Wednesday, and both were expected but not at the same time. In order to clear a spot on the 40-man roster, the Cubs placed RHP Brett Marshall on waivers and he was claimed by the Cincinnati Reds. To make room for Marshall on their roster, the Reds designated […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 02/10/14

Greetings to everyone at the CCO! With the Winter League seasons over and Opening Day for the Minor Leagues weeks away, it’s time to step away from reporting and move to more feature articles.  For the fourth year, the Down on the Farm Report returns to a popular feature entitled Bubble Players and Bubble Busters. […]