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Spring Training Miscellany: Reds 5, Cubs 2 – March 6, 2015

Spring Training Miscellany: Reds 5, Cubs 2 – March 6, 2015

The Cubs led into the 7th inning, but didn’t hold on. But that’s OK, because JON LESTER!

Full MLB.tv Schedule for Spring Training is Out – 20 Cubs Games

Full MLB.tv Schedule for Spring Training is Out – 20 Cubs Games

The first game is on March 10, so you’ve got a little time to decide if you want to pull the trigger. Either way, should be lots of video this year.

by March 6, 2015 Chicago Cubs News
Looking at Travis Wood, Jacob Turner, Edwin Jackson, and the Fifth Starter Spot

Looking at Travis Wood, Jacob Turner, Edwin Jackson, and the Fifth Starter Spot

The three might be the top contenders for the fifth starter job, but they aren’t alone. And, even if they were, the Cubs would have some tough choices.

More TV Options for Folks in the Cubs’ Blackout Region and Other Bullets

More TV Options for Folks in the Cubs’ Blackout Region and Other Bullets

Rockford, Fort Wayne, and Quad Cities folks, you’re in luck. More should be coming, though. Also: details on Phil Coke’s deal, and “expected” payrolls.

by March 6, 2015 Chicago Cubs News
Hunter Pence Out 6 to 8 Weeks After Corey Black Pitch Breaks His Arm

Hunter Pence Out 6 to 8 Weeks After Corey Black Pitch Breaks His Arm

There shouldn’t be any retaliation concerns, right? Everyone knows this was completely inadvertent.

Spring Training Miscellany: A’s 2, Cubs 2; Cubs 6, Giants 8 – March 5, 2015

Spring Training Miscellany: A’s 2, Cubs 2; Cubs 6, Giants 8 – March 5, 2015

The Cubs were so close to sweeping the day, but blew a couple late leads. At least it’s only Spring. And there were some definite high notes.

by March 5, 2015 Chicago Cubs News
Happy Birthday, Kyle Schwarber: He Just Debuted with a Grand Slam (VIDEO)

Happy Birthday, Kyle Schwarber: He Just Debuted with a Grand Slam (VIDEO)

I love it when the script writes itself. What a start.

Perfunctory Transaction News: Cubs Agree to Terms with Half of the 40-Man Roster

Perfunctory Transaction News: Cubs Agree to Terms with Half of the 40-Man Roster

Everyone is under contract and good to go. There are no surprises.

The Cubs Lineups Today May Make You Squeal

The Cubs Lineups Today May Make You Squeal

How about a lineup that features Alcantara, Soler, Bryant, Schwarber, and Russell? And another with Fowler, Rizzo, and Castro at the top?

by March 5, 2015 Chicago Cubs News
Chicago Cubs Agree to Minor League Deal with Lefty Phil Coke

Chicago Cubs Agree to Minor League Deal with Lefty Phil Coke

The 32-year-old pitcher will compete to be the primary lefty in the Cubs’ pen.

Anthony Rizzo in the Two Hole Redux and Other Bullets

Anthony Rizzo in the Two Hole Redux and Other Bullets

It’s where Rizzo is expected to bat today, which may or may not mean anything. But I do like Rizzo there.

The Cubs Said They Would Spend When the Time Was Right, and Boy Did They

The Cubs Said They Would Spend When the Time Was Right, and Boy Did They

If you include the $25 million Joe Maddon signing, the Cubs spent more than any team in baseball this offseason.

by March 4, 2015 Chicago Cubs News
Spring Training Update: Games Tomorrow! Early Lineup, Pitchers, and Visuals

Spring Training Update: Games Tomorrow! Early Lineup, Pitchers, and Visuals

The Cubs have two baseball games tomorrow. The Cubs have two baseball games tomorrow. The Cubs have two baseball games tomorrow. The Cubs …

by March 4, 2015 Chicago Cubs News
The Chicago Cubs Have a 41.4% Chance of Making the Playoffs in 2015

The Chicago Cubs Have a 41.4% Chance of Making the Playoffs in 2015

That’s according to the first iteration of the FanGraphs Playoff Odds Report, anyway.

Are Players Better When the Team is Competitive? And Other Bullets

Are Players Better When the Team is Competitive? And Other Bullets

It actually becomes a complicated discussion rather quickly, and not somethings Cubs fans have had to consider in a while.

by March 4, 2015 Chicago Cubs News
Spring Training Update: Ross Not Yet a Lock to Catch Lester, BP Videos Aplenty

Spring Training Update: Ross Not Yet a Lock to Catch Lester, BP Videos Aplenty

Bryant and Baez and Soler ripping it up, but also now some video of guys like Albert Almora and Kyle Schwarber.

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