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Chris Volstad pitched three strong inninngs yesterday, extending his spring training scoreless streak to six innings. As with Samardzija and the other starter candidates, small sample size abounds, but I think he's got a good shot making the rotation. Tom Ricketts seemed to think so too during his brief time in the booth with Len and Mick. Former top prospect Jay Jackson also pitched yesterday, surprisingly for three innings. Jackson completely fell off the radar after his disastrous 2010 season in Iowa. Jackson gave up one run and struck out one. Long man/pitching depth candidate Andy Sonnanstine had a rough outing, giving up three runs and nearly the lead in the eighth inning.
Offensively the star was Anthony Rizzo, who crushed a mammoth HR off of Giants reliever Sergio Romo. Josh Vitters hit an RBI triple earlier in the game. Starlin Castro managed to avoid a TOOTBLAN thanks to the stat's originator.
Is there a Cubs game today?
Indeed. Randy Wells tak...
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AROUND THE WEB
We move to the last member of the Cubs pitching staff who has a rotation spot locked down. As we all know, the should-have-been-rebuilding Cubs swapped three baseball players (and Sam Fuld) to the Rays at the beginning of last season for the getting-expensive Matt Garza. Garza went on to have a much better year than anyone expected, completely changing his pitch mix to generate...
George Kotarras drove-in five runs with bases-loaded doubles in consecutive innings, as the Milwaukee Brewers hammered the Cubs 10-2 in Cactus League action at Dwight Patterson Field at HoHoKam Park in warm & sunny Mesa, AZ, this afternoon.
Battling for a spot in the Cubs starting rotation, RHP Randy Wells got the start and threw three shutout innings (38 pitches – 26 strikes...
Anthony Rizzo crushed a tape-measure two run home run, Chris Volstad and Jay Jackson combined to throw six innings of five-hit one-run ball, and the Cubs withstood a late San Francisco rally, edging the Giants 5-4 in Cactus League action at warm & sunny Scottsdale Stadium this afternoon.
The game was scoreless through the first two innings, but the Cubs put two runs on the...
Paul Goldschmidt blasted a grand slam home run, Henry Blanco and Alfredo Marte slugged solo shots, and Ian Kennedy threw four shutout innings, as the Arizona Diamondbacks coasted to an 12-2 victory over a split squad of Cubs in Cactus League action at Dwight Patterson Field at HoHoKam Park in warm & sunny Mesa, AZ, this afternoon.
Ryan Dempster got the start for the Cubs...
One of the Bay Area's own, Brett Jackson is a major part of what the Chicago Cubs hope is a bright future. Here is a link to a Q&A with Jackson, on the Chicago Cubs Report at ESPNChicago.
Jackson played at Miramonte HS and Cal, was a 1st round pick and has steadily produced in his minor league career. He is expected to reach the big leagues some time in 2012. The Bay...
Ryan Dempster has long been the joker in the Chicago Cubs' clubhouse. There haven't been many signs that side of his personality this spring.
Dempster, who is coming off a disappointing 10-14 season with a 4.80 ERA, had his first tough outing of spring training in the Cubs split squad's 12-2 loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Dempster gave up three runs in 3 2-3 innings...
The Chicago Cubs are so renowned for their losing ways that were they to miraculously change their ways, the city of Chicago may very well disintegrate before our eyes. That is what they are hoping for with the hiring of former Boston Red Sox general manager Theo Epstein and former San Diego Padres general manager Jed Hoyer.
Like he did in Boston, Epstein is trying to bring about...
Back when Chris Carpenter was announced as being sent over to the Boston Red Sox for Theo Epstein, I mentioned that the deal still can't properly be evaluated because there were still 2 players to be named later involved. There was some talk that it was just a logistic move, that the Red Sox had to send a player to the Cubs besides an executive and the two players would be...
A couple of days ago, Doc Blume wrote an interesting post about the obvious lack of demand for Cubs tickets this year. There are still tickets available for every game on the schedule, including Opening Day and the Red Sox series. There are large numbers of tickets available for most of the other games on the schedule. That is all true, but Doc concludes two things from this...
Where the heck is EAMUS CATULI?
Where the heck are the iconic numbers that remind us all how long it's been since our Cubs won it all? AC0366103 (translation: 3 year since we won the Division, 66 years since we won
the Pennant, and 103 years since we won a World Series.
Ubi Est Eamus Catuli ?
Either Theo and the boys didn't like the reminder or this...
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Sweet pick of Kris Humprhies eh? I almost forgot about this guy – I’m starting to think that it was all Kim Kardashian’s fault. Without her, he’s a nobody and you never hear from him, which is very serene for me. Kim Kardashian so sexy, but such a d-bag.
So Randy Moss signed with the 49ers – Is he a good...
Cubs newcomer Chris Volstad pitched three shutout innings for the second straight time this spring and Chicago beat the San Francisco Giants 5-4 Tuesday.
Volstad, acquired in January from the Miami Marlins for fellow right-hander Carlos Zambrano, gave up two hits. In his prior outing, he allowed one hit against Seattle.
Volstad also singled to lead off the third, went to third...