Found March 28, 2012 on
The Wrigley Blog:
For those of you hiding under a rock, the Cubs have been doing some off-season work in the bleachers.
What they're doing is raising a section in the Right Field to make some sort of "party patio". By doing this they confidently create a spot just perfect for an "LED video board"
The patio work remains under wraps, but thanks to the good work by one @GoMirrus we now have an actual view of this new fancy new video board.
Have a look see:
images via @GoMirrus (we owe you a beer)
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CHICAGO—The Cubs are looking to move CF Marlon Byrd according to the Chicago Sun Times. Byrd, 34 is in the final year of his contract and could be traded to interested teams such as the Nationals for pitching. The transaction could happen as early as before Opening Day.
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From the Cubs ESPN website... written by Bruce Levine
A few clubs, including the Braves, have watched Cubs CF Marlon Byrd all spring and approached the Cubs about a deal, according to league sources. The Cubs must decide if they are ready to start the major league clock for 23-year-old prospect Brett Jackson, who was the most impressive position player in Cubs camp this spring...
Sonny Gray and three relievers combined to throw a five-hitter as the Midland RiverHounds (Oakland A’s AA affiliate) defeated the Tennessee Smokies 3-1 on Field #2, and Jonathon Mota ripped a two-run home run and Juan Apodaca had three hits, but it wasn’t enough as the Sacramento River Cats (A’s AAA affiliate) outlasted the AAA Iowa Cubs 9-5 on Field #3, in Cactus League Minor...
Right-hander Randy Wells was among nine players sent to the minors Thursday by the Chicago Cubs.
Wells, a 12-game winner in 2009, was 7-6 with a 4.99 ERA last season when he was slowed by an early injury to his forearm. His demotion means Jeff Samardzija (suh-MAR'-juh) and Chris Volstad have made the starting rotation along with Ryan Dempster, Matt Garza and Paul Maholm.
It’s Friday, cuts have been made, dreams have been shattered, veterans have been shocked and all signs point to the Shark.
Opening day is less than a week away, the roster has taken shape and it’s time to play some meaningful baseball games, for a few months, at least.
So, let’s get to some rambling …
• I have to imagine that if Mr. Wells gets back to Chicago, his alleged...
In what was one of the better performances by a Cubs starting pitcher at HoHoKam Park in quite some time, Jeff Samardzija showed Top-of-the-Rotation stuff while throwing six innings of shutout ball (67 pitches - 43 strikes), allowing just three hits and a walk while striking out five. Three relievers followed with three more shutout innings, as the Cubs blanked the Cleveland Indians...
The Chicago Cubs cut nine players today and sent them to minor league camp, reducing the Cactus League roster from 40 to 31.
Cuts included Scott Maine, Travis Wood, Randy Wells, outfielder Dave Sappelt and catcher Welington Castillo, who have been optioned to Triple-A Iowa.
Four non-roster invitees have been assigned to minor league camp: right-handed pitcher Blake Parker; infielders...
MESA, Ariz. (AP) -- Jeff Samardzija rebounded from a subpar effort in his previous start to give up three hits in six shutout innings and the Chicago Cubs held on for a 2-0 victory over Cleveland at HoHoKam Stadium on Wednesday.
The right-hander had given up seven runs on 10 hits in his last start against Colorado on March 23.
Samardzija also hit a triple to lead off the fifth...
Jeff Samardzija knew exactly what he needed to do to get back on track after a subpar outing.
Samardzija pitched six innings of three-hit ball to lead the Chicago Cubs to a 2-0 victory over the Cleveland Indians on Wednesday.
The right-hander had a solid season while working as a reliever in 2011, but new manager Dale Sveum told him he wanted him to make the switch to a starting...
by: Matt BollmannStaff Writer
The Reds (10-16) welcomed the Chicago Cubs (13-14) to Goodyear, Arizona on Tuesday. It was a pitching matchup of two guys with high expectations this year for their respective ball clubs in Mat Latos for Cincy and Matt Garza for Chicago. It was a game that saw the team lose to the Cubs by the final of 7-4. Now, let’s take a look at the good,...