Archive for March, 2012


Spring Training Miscellany: Cubs 4, Padres and Diamondbacks 3 – March 26, 2012

Spring Training Miscellany: Cubs 4, Padres and Diamondbacks 3 – March 26, 2012

It’s a split for the Cubs today, who took down the Padres, but lost to the Diamondbacks.

by March 26, 2012 Chicago Cubs News
Pre-Gamin’: Cubs v. Diamondbacks, Padres v. Cubs – Lineups, Broadcast Info, etc.

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

It’s Spring games 26 and 27 for the Chicago Cubs, who could theoretically pull up to .500 today on the Spring.

by March 26, 2012 Pre-Gamin'

Chicago Cubs Prospect Primer 2012: Second Base

Chicago Cubs Prospect Primer 2012: Second Base

The series taking a look at the Chicago Cubs’ top prospects at each position continues with second base.

Dale Sveum is Losing Sleep Over Lineup Construction

Dale Sveum is Losing Sleep Over Lineup Construction

It’s easy to see why when you ponder the regulars he’s got to work with.

by March 26, 2012 Chicago Cubs News
Marlon Byrd is Clearly a Weakling Who Makes Excuses

Marlon Byrd is Clearly a Weakling Who Makes Excuses

Except that he’s clearly not. So, when he says the Cubs’ unique schedule wears players down, I believe him.

by March 26, 2012 Chicago Cubs News
Koyie Hill is Free! and Other Bullets

Koyie Hill is Free! and Other Bullets

The Cardinals have released Koyie Hill back into the wild. Andy Sonnanstine is a free agent, Ryan Flaherty probably isn’t coming back, and Kerry Wood and Carlos Marmol will pitch again soon.


Spring Training Miscellany: Cubs 6, Indians 2 – March 25, 2012

Spring Training Miscellany: Cubs 6, Indians 2 – March 25, 2012

Solid all-around today, and the Cubs win their 11th game of the Spring.

by March 25, 2012 Chicago Cubs News
Pre-Gamin’: Cubs v. Indians – Lineup, Broadcast Info, etc.

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

It’s Spring game 25 for the Chicago Cubs, who head to Goodyear Park to take on the Indians.

by March 25, 2012 Pre-Gamin'
Chris Volstad is Probably Kinda Pretty Much Locked Into the Rotation and Other Bullets

Chris Volstad is Probably Kinda Pretty Much Locked Into the Rotation and Other Bullets

Dale Sveum said Volstad was in, and then back-tracked a bit. Jeff Samardzija is still learning, Marcos Mateo and Kerry Wood are hurting, and day games are not a problem.

by March 25, 2012 Chicago Cubs News

Spring Training Miscellany: Padres 5, Cubs 1 – March 24, 2012

Spring Training Miscellany: Padres 5, Cubs 1 – March 24, 2012

The Cubs lost, but I enjoyed a nice day at Hohokam Park.

by March 24, 2012 Chicago Cubs News
Pre-Gamin’: Padres v. Cubs – Lineup, Broadcast Info, etc.

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

It’s Spring game 24, and the Cubs welcome the San Diego Padres to Hohokam. I’d argue that I’m the more important visitor today, but whatever.

by March 24, 2012 Pre-Gamin'
Getting Amped About Spring Training and Other Bullets

Getting Amped About Spring Training and Other Bullets

Dale Sveum announced three-fifths of the rotation, notes Rafael Dolis is probably in the pen, and loves on Brett Jackson.

Spring Training Miscellany: Cubs 10, Rockies 8 – March 23, 2012

Spring Training Miscellany: Cubs 10, Rockies 8 – March 23, 2012

The Cubs win another one, outslugging the Rockies. So what if Jeff Samardzija was very, very hittable…

by March 23, 2012 Chicago Cubs News