Archive for March, 2012


Spring Training Miscellany: A’s 12, Cubs 10 – March 4, 2012

Spring Training Miscellany: A’s 12, Cubs 10 – March 4, 2012

The Cubs opened up Cactus League play with a blown lead, a comeback, and a late loss.

by March 4, 2012 Chicago Cubs News
Spring Training Games Are HERE – Today’s Lineup and Broadcast Information

Spring Training Games Are HERE – Today’s Lineup and Broadcast Information

Today the Cubs open up their Cactus League schedule with the Oakland Athletics.

by March 4, 2012 Chicago Cubs News

Even When the Cubs Play Themselves, They Can’t Win and Other Bullets

Even When the Cubs Play Themselves, They Can’t Win and Other Bullets

Jokes are funny. The Spring schedule kicks off today against the A’s, the Cubs like the playoff change, and Bryan LaHair and Tony Campana are getting love.

Theo Epstein Speaks: Spring Training, Bunt Tournament, Lineup Construction, Pitching Depth, Dominican Facility

Theo Epstein Speaks: Spring Training, Bunt Tournament, Lineup Construction, Pitching Depth, Dominican Facility

The Cubs’ President of Baseball Operations spoke today on a range of topics.

by March 3, 2012 Chicago Cubs News
Set Your Phasers to Terrified: Dale Sveum Says Alfonso Soriano Leading Off is Possible

Set Your Phasers to Terrified: Dale Sveum Says Alfonso Soriano Leading Off is Possible

The two have, like, talked about it with each other. This must be a trap.

The Cubs Are So Bad That They Lost to the Cubs and Other Bullets

The Cubs Are So Bad That They Lost to the Cubs and Other Bullets

The Cubs played badly yesterday, but the Cubs played well. Geovany Soto’s tradability may have gone up, the Sweet Sixteen is set, and Cubs players needle Ryan Braun.


Before Spring Training Games Start: Who Should Round Out the Cubs’ Rotation?

Before Spring Training Games Start: Who Should Round Out the Cubs’ Rotation?

Who you got taking the final two spots in the Cubs’ rotation as of today, and what happens to the others in the competition?

by March 2, 2012 Chicago Cubs News
Intrasquadin’: Lineups for Today’s Intrasquad Game

Intrasquadin’: Lineups for Today’s Intrasquad Game

Alfonso Soriano slides back into the leadoff spot. For realsies.

by March 2, 2012 Chicago Cubs News
The 2012 Chicago Cubs Have a Relatively Low Injury Risk Profile

The 2012 Chicago Cubs Have a Relatively Low Injury Risk Profile

Statistically-speaking, the Chicago Cubs are slightly more likely to have a “healthy” year than most other teams.

by March 2, 2012 Chicago Cubs News

Jeff Samardzija’s Role Will Be One of the Big Spring Training Questions

Jeff Samardzija’s Role Will Be One of the Big Spring Training Questions

Starter or reliever? Dale Sveum calls it “the million dollar question.” Actually, it’s probably worth quite a bit more than that.

by March 2, 2012 Chicago Cubs News
Darwin Barney is Growing on Dale Sveum and Other Bullets

Darwin Barney is Growing on Dale Sveum and Other Bullets

Barney is bigger and stronger, and getting better. The Cubs will have many Spring lineups, Brett Jackson has a good attitude, and cheers to Harry Caray.

Jed Hoyer Speaks: Matt Garza, Theo Compensation, Hoyer’s Role, LaHair/Rizzo, Starting Pitchers

Jed Hoyer Speaks: Matt Garza, Theo Compensation, Hoyer’s Role, LaHair/Rizzo, Starting Pitchers

The Cubs’ GM warns about the Theo compensation issue, talks up Bryan LaHair, and lays out the plans for the starting pitchers, among many other things.

Expanded Playoffs Are on the Way for 2012 – What Does It Mean for MLB and the Cubs?

Expanded Playoffs Are on the Way for 2012 – What Does It Mean for MLB and the Cubs?

The change was on the way in 2013 at the latest, but it’s coming this season. Should we be happy about it?