Posts in category "5 Things To Watch for"

Cubs Preview and Game Thread: UPDATE: Cubs acquire prospect Jose Dore from Padres

Cubs Preview and Game Thread: UPDATE: Cubs acquire prospect Jose Dore from Padres
The Cubs play the Rangers today at 3:05 CT and you’ll get a sneak peek at the Cubs Opening Day lineup.  You can listen to the game on MLB.com.  Hope the game goes well because it’s otherwise been a gloomy day in Cubville. News and Notes (UPDATE: 12:30 PM) The  Cubs have acquired 21 year... Read more »

Cubs Game Preview and Thread: Javier Baez learning discipline; Details on Armando Rivero signing

Cubs Game Preview and Thread: Javier Baez learning discipline; Details on Armando Rivero signing
Hope you all got to watch the Javy Baez show this weekend.  If not, here’s a close look at his swing in case you missed it.  Although he and fellow top prospect Jorge Soler have been assigned to the minors they will be in the heart of the Cubs lineup today… News and Notes… We’ll... Read more »

Cubs Game Preview & Thread: Peralta returns; Video on Vogelbach, Golen; Watch Manaea pitch tonight

Cubs Game Preview & Thread: Peralta returns; Video on Vogelbach, Golen; Watch Manaea pitch tonight
It’s the Cubs vs. the White Sox today in Glendale at 2:05 CT. The Cubs will also play a split squad game and tune up Japan at 3:05 CT. Today there is lots of baseball to watch, including the Cubs game, which will be on WGN today as well as MLB.com. In the news… It... Read more »
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Cubs Game Preview and Thread: Barret Loux is the latest cut from the roster; Soler impresses Rowson

Cubs Game Preview and Thread: Barret Loux is the latest cut from the roster; Soler impresses Rowson
Kind of a slow news day but we have a big mock draft piece coming later for all my fellow draftniks.  It’s a big draft this year for the rebuild and we’re going to try and bring you the most original and comprehensive Cubs-centric draft info possible. Meanwhile, the Cubs take on the Dodgers and... Read more »

Cubs Game Preview and Thread: Cubs cut 6; Stewart optimistic; Baez pranked

Cubs Game Preview and Thread:  Cubs cut 6; Stewart optimistic; Baez pranked
It’s great coming off a victory, even when it’s just spring — especially when you get a great start from a guy you’re depending on – Travis Wood.  Also nice to get HRs from prospects Jorge Soler and Christian Villanueva. You can catch the Cubs today at 3:10 central time.  Audio available on MLB.com. News... Read more »

Cubs Game Preview and Thread 3/10: Catch the prospects while you still can

Cubs Game Preview and Thread 3/10: Catch the prospects while you still can
The Cubs take on the Padres today at 2:05 and you can hear audio on MLB.com.   There are a lot of ties between the two teams.  GM Jed Hoyer, Sr. VP of Scouting Jason McLeod, and Director of Scouting Jaron Madison all came from the Padres, as did 1B Anthony Rizzo. News and Notes… Anthony... Read more »
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Cubs Game Preview and Thread: News on Marmol, Baker, and Garza

Cubs Game Preview and Thread: News on Marmol, Baker, and Garza
Last night was a wash, the Cubs go at it again today against Cleveland for a 2:05 game at HoHo Kam.  The game is on WGN radio and also available through MLB.com. With that, here’s our daily fix of Cubs info.. News and Notes… In news that’s really not news, the Cubs have told Carlos... Read more »

Cubs Den Game Preview and Thread: Cubs cut Szczur and two others

Cubs Den Game Preview and Thread: Cubs cut Szczur and two others
After the Cubs took a drubbing from the White Sox, we move on.  We need not speak of it.  We’ll pretend it never happened. The Cubs take on the Reds tonight at 8:05.  Here is your preview… News and Notes… The Cubs cut 3 players today: OF Matt Szczur, RHP Dayan Diaz (no surprise because... Read more »

Cubs Game Preview and Thread 3/6: Teams seeking Marmol aid?

Cubs Game Preview and Thread 3/6: Teams seeking Marmol aid?
Let’s play two today!  Ernie Banks would love today’s schedule as it features a “B” game at 10 AM and then a regular game at 2 pm CT. The 10 AM game isn’t available but we’ll try to get info on that if possible.  It’s too bad because the B game features a very interesting,... Read more »
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Cubs Game Preview and Thread 3/5: Tigers looking for closer, Law breaks down BJax and the Cubs

Cubs Game Preview and Thread 3/5: Tigers looking for closer, Law breaks down BJax and the Cubs
Last game was a disaster as Alberto Cabrera and Brooks Raley had tough outings.  The good news is that Alfonso Soriano is starting to heat up and the Cubs may have themselves a find with Johermyn Chavez. The Cubs play the Rockies today at 2:05 and you can listen to Len Kasper and Mick Gillespie... Read more »