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Rock Shoulders homered, singled and walked, and Garrett Schlecht ripped a two-out two-run double and walked, in a Minor League Camp intra-squad game played this morning at Fitch Park Field #3 in Mesa.Because the Cubs had a day off from their MLB Cactus League schedule, Carlos Villanueva and Scott Baker traveled a half-mile down Center Street to Fitch Park and were the starting pitchers in the game Villanueva threw three shutout innings and struck out five, and Baker allowed one run on four hits (the Shoulders HR the only run) in his threeinnings of work Barret Loux (who is technically still on the Cubs MLB Spring Training roster)o made the trip to Fitch with Villanueva and Baker and threw a coiuple of innings, although he was not effective, allowing three runs on five hits and a HBP (plus a throwing error) in 2.0 IP.William Hill (2012 NDFA - Chicago State) and Bobby Buckner (2012 NDFA Texas A&M - Corpus Cristi) played in the game. Hill is the grandson of Cub great Billy Williams...
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While it is nice to win spring training games, the Chicago Cubs are much more worried about evaluating players’ performances than wins and losses this spring. For this reason, the absence of Starlin Castro and Anthony Rizzo for most of the spring can be seen as a positive for the club, as they have been able to get better looks at some of the younger players. Some of these...
The Chicago Cubs must trade Alfonso Soriano before other teams realize just how far he has fallen since he became a Cub. – stupid stuff found on internet
I'm going to go out on a limb and suggest that if random stupid guy on internet knows that Soriano isn't as good as he once was that other MLB teams know it too. After all, stupid guy on the internet is, you know, stupid...
Here are the Cubs Minor League Camp rosters as of today (3/12).
There has been some player movement in both directions (mainly downward) over the past couple of days.
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The Cubs are undergoing rebuilding, including a farm system that has missed on some big prospects over the last few years. Can Theo and Jed make this system an elite one?
Note: Avg ranking takes the average of any site I could find that had team rankings (sum of ranks divided by total sites). Comp ranking is the composite for the organization; it basically is a ranking of the averages...
We just held our ticket draft last night and there is no way I'm going to use ALL of my allotted tickets this year, so I thought I'd give you fine people a shot at tickets for face value with no Ticketmaster fees.
My seats are now in Aisle 409 Row 5, and I think they actually are the best value in the park (if there is such a thing anymore) since it costs about 25% more to...
Off to Chicago to examine the local media outlets covering the CHICAGO CUBS. Newspaper- Chicago is a two newspaper town, with both the Sun Times and the Tribune (subscription may be required) serving the city. Both papers’ online sports pages provide comprehensive coverage of the Cubs. Both also have space dedicated to the team. Sun Times
Jeff Samardzija homered and allowed four runs over 4 2-3 innings Monday in the Chicago Cubs' 7-5 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks 7-5.
Samardzija, prepping for an opening-day start at Pittsburgh on April 1, gave up four hits and two walks and struck out two. He hit a solo homer to center in the fifth against Eury De la Rosa that pulled the Cubs to 3-2.
Mitch Mathews brings a rare blend of size and athleticism to BYU’s pass-catching corps, and because he creates a challenge for those covering him, the coaches are going to use him in various ways. Could BYU fans see their very own version of Notre Dame’s Jeff Samardzija beginning to emerge?
After two weeks out with a hamstring injury, Starlin Castro was happy to be back on the field.
Even if it was only for three innings.
Sidelined since Feb. 27, the All-Star got a single and walked Wednesday in the Chicago Cubs' 2-0 loss to the Colorado Rockies.
Castro, who hurt his left leg in a game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, walked against Jorge De La Rosa leading off...
Here's something interesting I discovered today: Starlin Castro has exactly 100 career walks.
Here's the breakdown:
29 in 2010
35 in 2011
36 in 2012
63 in Wrigley Field
6 in Great American (next highest)
55 times with the bases empty
12 times with just a man on first or just a man on second (next highest, tied)
0 times with the bases loaded
72 times when the Cubs were tied...
I've had a very sore neck, back and shoulders for the last couple of weeks so I haven't written much over that time. It's still not 100% and I'm beginning to feel as though it never will be. But I am good enough that I can spread my infinite wisdom to our readers. You're welcome.
Jeff Samardzija was named the opening day starter. A year ago it was a far fetched...