Splitting Squads Again: Cubs vs. Angels at Mesa and Cubs vs. Brewers at Maryvale, Wednesday 3/31, 3:05 CT

The Cubs are now set with their 25-man roster to open the season, so the next two Cactus League games and the two at Chase Field vs. the Diamondbacks this weekend are just tuneups. Incidentally for those who think the Cubs farm system is not productive, Bruce Miles points out that 11 of the 25 are products of the Cub organization.

So, here are a few miscellaneous Cubs and baseball notes before today's split-squad games.

Carlos Zambrano makes his final spring start today at Mesa vs. the Angels' Jered Weaver. Don't expect Z to go more than four innings. Meanwhile, an assortment of Cubs minor league pitchers will face the Brewers' Yovani Gallardo at Maryvale.

Here is the complete MLB.com Mediacenter for today. The Maryvale game will be on MLB Audio with MLB.com announcers -- don't know exactly who at this writing. The Mesa game vs. the Angels will also be on MLB Audio via KLAA (the Angels flagship).

MLB.com Gameday for Cubs/Angels

MLB.com Gameday for Cubs/Brewers

SB Nation game preview for Cubs/Angels

SB Nation game preview for Cubs/Brewers

As usual, the first pitch thread will post at 3 pm CDT, and the overflow thread at 4:15 pm CDT. With two games going, if you need another one, post as a FanShot.

Discuss amongst yourselves.

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