March 2012

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Spring Training Miscellany: Cubs 11, Padres 12 – March 29, 2012

Spring Training Miscellany: Cubs 11, Padres 12 – March 29, 2012

It was a bat-heavy day for the Cubs and Padres, but the Padres came out on top.

Pre-Gamin’: Cubs v. Padres – Lineup, Broadcast Info, etc.

Pre-Gamin’: Cubs v. Padres – Lineup, Broadcast Info, etc.

It’s Spring game 30 for the Chicago Cubs, who head to Peoria to take on the Padres.

The Ninth Cut is the Most Controversial: Wells, Castillo, Coleman, T. Wood, Sappelt, Maine, More

The Ninth Cut is the Most Controversial: Wells, Castillo, Coleman, T. Wood, Sappelt, Maine, More

A number of players were sent out today, including a couple surprises. The bullpen remains the biggest unresolved piece of the puzzle.

Chicago Cubs Receive Prospect from Boston Red Sox to “Complete” Theo Epstein Deal

Chicago Cubs Receive Prospect from Boston Red Sox to “Complete” Theo Epstein Deal

19-year-old first baseman, Jair Bogaerts.

Whoa: Randy Wells Sent to AAA Iowa; Steve Clevenger Wins Back-Up Catcher Job (Minor Update)

Whoa: Randy Wells Sent to AAA Iowa; Steve Clevenger Wins Back-Up Catcher Job (Minor Update)

That was pretty unexpected. The first part, I mean. (Updated to reference a few other moves.)

Should We Be Concerned About Chris Carpenter’s Elbow Surgery? Maybe (UPDATE: Looking Good)

Should We Be Concerned About Chris Carpenter’s Elbow Surgery? Maybe (UPDATE: Looking Good)

The primary piece of Theo compensation has to have bone spurs removed from his elbow.

Randy Wells Getting Stretched Back Out and Other Bullets

Randy Wells Getting Stretched Back Out and Other Bullets

But does it mean anything? Darwin Barney has the front office’s support, David DeJesus is working hard, and Jeff Samardzija stopped cruising.

Spring Training Miscellany: Indians 0, Cubs 2 – March 28, 2012

Spring Training Miscellany: Indians 0, Cubs 2 – March 28, 2012

Jeff Samardzija hooked the Cubs up today, as they took down the Indians.