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Spring Training Miscellany: Cubs 15, Rangers 10 – March 31, 2015

Spring Training Miscellany: Cubs 15, Rangers 10 – March 31, 2015

Well, that was a hell of a comeback. Also, an update on Jon Lester’s minor league outing today.

by March 31, 2015 Chicago Cubs News
Pre-Gamin': Cubs v. Rangers (3:05 CT) – Lineup, Broadcast Info, Game Thread

Pre-Gamin': Cubs v. Rangers (3:05 CT) – Lineup, Broadcast Info, Game Thread

Eric Jokisch subs on Jon Lester’s day, and the Cubs field a lineup that looks like a keeper against lefties.

by March 31, 2015 Pre-Gamin'
Wrigley Field Renovation Update: Ready for Opening Night, Video Board Going Up, Schedule

Wrigley Field Renovation Update: Ready for Opening Night, Video Board Going Up, Schedule

Wrigley Field will be without bleachers on April 5, but it will be open, safe, and ready for baseball. With a new video board, too.

by March 31, 2015 Chicago Cubs News
Theo Epstein and Joe Maddon on the Javier Baez, Kris Bryant, and Addison Russell Cuts

Theo Epstein and Joe Maddon on the Javier Baez, Kris Bryant, and Addison Russell Cuts

The download from the men that made the decisions.

Chicago Cubs to Celebrate Ernie Banks on Opening Night

Chicago Cubs to Celebrate Ernie Banks on Opening Night

Tributes to Mr. Cub will be offered throughout the night.

by March 31, 2015 Chicago Cubs News
MLB Responds to MLBPA’s Beef About Kris Bryant Not Making Cubs

MLB Responds to MLBPA’s Beef About Kris Bryant Not Making Cubs

“In accordance with long established practice under the Basic Agreement, a club has an unfettered right to determine which players are part of its opening-day roster.”

How Low Could the Cubs Reasonably Be Ranked? And Other Bullets

How Low Could the Cubs Reasonably Be Ranked? And Other Bullets

If you were doing the power ranking thing, how low would be too low to put a team like the Cubs? Buster Olney has ‘em 19th, which strikes me as about the limit.

by March 31, 2015 Chicago Cubs News
The Cubs Aren’t Playing Next Monday, But You Can

The Cubs Aren’t Playing Next Monday, But You Can

Watch baseball, have fun, win prizes, and support BN. Your attention is appreciated.

by March 30, 2015 Chicago Cubs News, Fantasy Baseball, Meta
Chicago Cubs Add Lefty Phil Coke to the 40-Man Roster

Chicago Cubs Add Lefty Phil Coke to the 40-Man Roster

In so doing, the Cubs effectively have announced that Coke made the team.

Spring Training Miscellany: Cubs 8, Giants 5 – March 30, 2015

Spring Training Miscellany: Cubs 8, Giants 5 – March 30, 2015

The Cubs slapped Tim Hudson around, and Kyle Hendricks was better than his line might indicate.

by March 30, 2015 Chicago Cubs News
As Expected, the MLBPA is Angry About the Kris Bryant Decision

As Expected, the MLBPA is Angry About the Kris Bryant Decision

It felt like Bryant was going to be held up as the example for this issue, and sure enough, he is.

Pre-Gamin': Giants v. Cubs (3:05 CT) – Lineup, Broadcast Info, Game Thread

Pre-Gamin': Giants v. Cubs (3:05 CT) – Lineup, Broadcast Info, Game Thread

Kyle Hendricks gets the start and the Cubs field a mostly realistic lineup for early in the season.

by March 30, 2015 Pre-Gamin'
Whoa: Cubs Cut Javier Baez, Kris Bryant, and Addison Russell from Big League Camp

Whoa: Cubs Cut Javier Baez, Kris Bryant, and Addison Russell from Big League Camp

Bryant and Russell were expected to begin the season in the minor leagues, and Baez was probably 50/50. Still, all at once is a head-turner.

Jon Lester, Travis Wood, Edwin Jackson, and Figuring Out the Cubs’ Rotation

Jon Lester, Travis Wood, Edwin Jackson, and Figuring Out the Cubs’ Rotation

Jon Lester starts tomorrow in a minor league game, and the rotation picture will clarify soon thereafter.

Chicago Cubs Release Several Minor Leaguers

Chicago Cubs Release Several Minor Leaguers

Rosters at all levels of the organization are heading toward being set, which means there’s going to be turnover.

Rumor: Cubs Weren’t Interested in Castillo, Matusz Swap (Also: Red Sox Make Catcher Deal)

Rumor: Cubs Weren’t Interested in Castillo, Matusz Swap (Also: Red Sox Make Catcher Deal)

That was the swap we speculated about last week, but it apparently wasn’t the right fit for the Cubs. Also: The Red Sox have taken Sandy Leon off of the trade market.

by March 30, 2015 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Better Accommodating a Bullpen Struggle and Other Bullets

Better Accommodating a Bullpen Struggle and Other Bullets

Joe Maddon isn’t concerned about Jason Motte’s struggles. Setting any Motte-specific issues aside, the Cubs’ bullpen quality and depth should remove some concern.

by March 30, 2015 Chicago Cubs News
Weekend Catch-Up: Rooftop News, Cubs Homers, Doubront Released, Soler Praise, More

Weekend Catch-Up: Rooftop News, Cubs Homers, Doubront Released, Soler Praise, More

Plenty to catch up on this morning if you checked out for the weekend. Like, Felix Doubront is now gone. What else might you have missed?

by March 30, 2015 Chicago Cubs News

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