Road to Opening Day: #12

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The Cubs made extra cuts on Tuesday, but that didn’t stop the guys who got cut from doing some damage. The Cubs optioned outfielders Brett Jackson and Josh Vitters, pitchers Arodys Vizcaino and Zac Rosscup, and infielder Christian Villanueva, to Continue reading

Road to Opening Day: #13

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Cubs kept doing that “win one, lose one” thing again on Monday, this time beating the Angels at home while losing to the A’s on the road.  This hit by Emilio Bonifacio was cool: And then, of course, since every Continue reading

Road to Opening Day: #14

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The Cubs once again split their games, beating the Mets in Vegas while losing a tough one against the Indians at home in Mesa on Sunday.  Travis Wood had a good game despite taking the loss in Mesa, and Dan Continue reading

Road to Opening Day: #15

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On Saturday, the Cubs won one and lost one.  In the one they lost, Anthony Rizzo found some power (probably thanks to the thin air in the Las Vegas desert, but still…GONE x2): Back in Arizona, Brett Jackson is still Continue reading

Road to Opening Day: #16

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The Cubs won Friday’s game against the Dodgers in advance of their weekend split-squad series.  Kyle Hendricks had a nice outing but was sent down to Minor League camp anyway: It doesn’t mean that Hendricks sucks, the Cubs probably just Continue reading

Road to Opening Day: #17

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Thursday was an off day, and this weekend one Cubs split squad will travel to Vegas for a couple of exhibitions against the Mets as the other half sticks around in Arizona. There were plenty of highlights from Wednesday’s game, Continue reading

Road to Opening Day: #18

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The Cubs played a late night game (for us in Chicago anyway) against the Mariners in Peoria on Wednesday.  Not much to say, except for the part where Mike Olt and Javier Baez hit really long home runs (probably Arizona- Continue reading

Road to Opening Day: #19

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Welp.   Rockies 13, Cubs 0 — Mark Gonzales (@MDGonzales) March 11, 2014   Can’t win them all, but man, try to score at least ONE RUN! Even if it is a spring training game. Runs are cool. The Cubs Continue reading

Road to Opening Day: #20

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Monday’s game was yet another victory by the Cubs in the late innings.  Thankfully it was spring training or else Matt Cain was going to have his way with the Cubs’ patchwork lineup for this contest.  Jeff Samardzija pitched well Continue reading

Road to Opening Day: #21

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The Cubs won another game, beating the Milwaukee Brewers at New Cubs Park on Sunday in a pretty thrilling game despite the fact that it’s still fake baseball.  Here’s the lineup against the Giants for Monday’s road game:   Cubs Continue reading