February 2011

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Spring Training Bullets: February 21, 2011

Spring Training Bullets: February 21, 2011

Six days and counting until that first Spring Training game. Batters have started to face live pitching and Carlos Marmol is already wild, so he’s 50% of the way to his usual “effectively wild.” Reed Johnson’s elbow is expected to be fine. Starlin Castro continues to work on his defense, and remains impressively humble despite […]

Spring Training Bullets: February 20, 2011

Spring Training Bullets: February 20, 2011

The first Chicago Cubs Spring Training game is just one week away. Swoon. Oh, but not the June kind. Aramis Ramirez, who arrived in camp yesterday (a day after the official reporting date), says he’s healthy and stronger this year, having added about seven pounds of muscle. It’s a virtual contract year for Ramirez (the […]

Tom Ricketts is Open-Minded About Offering a “Mega-Deal”

Tom Ricketts is Open-Minded About Offering a “Mega-Deal”

Chicago Cubs Chairman/Owner Tom Ricketts addressed his team and the media Saturday, and offered more than a few interesting thoughts on the upcoming season and the future of the Cubs’ payroll. “Really, the theme for the team this year is for the last six weeks of 2010, we were one of the best teams in […]

All Players Have Reported to Camp

All Players Have Reported to Camp

According to Carrie Muskat, all Chicago Cubs players are now present and accounted for at Spring Camp, which means that the two laggards – Aramis Ramirez and Starlin Castro – have arrived. The first full-squad workout is underway. Welcome to the 2011 Chicago Cubs season. Boom goes the dynamite. Er. Well, sparkle goes the sparkler. […]

Add Four Chicago Cubs Spring Training Games to Your Viewing Schedule

Add Four Chicago Cubs Spring Training Games to Your Viewing Schedule

MLB Network has released its Spring Training broadcast lineup, and the good news is that four more Cubs games will get airtime this Spring: Friday 3/11 at 2pm CST vs. White Sox Monday 3/21 at 3pm CST vs. Angels Tuesday 3/22 at 3pm CST vs. Dodgers Friday 3/25 at 3pm CST vs. Mariners (also on […]