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Chicago Cubs vs. San Francisco Giants Preview, Monday 3/1, 2:05 CT: One Month From Today

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It doesn't seem possible, this quickly, but 31 days from today -- April 1 -- the Cubs will be playing the Pirates at Wrigley Field in the first game of the 2011 regular season. It's way too early to figure out who's won and lost some of the roster spots still open (fifth outfielder, some of the bullpen positions). Just noting that time seems to be moving fast this spring.

Today's Cubs lineup:

RF Fukudome SS Castro CF Byrd 3B Ramirez C Soto 2B DeWitt LF Johnson 1B LaHair P Dempster

It will be Ryan Dempster's first spring start. Carlos Silva will start on Wednesday, when the Cubs face the Brewers again, this time in Maryvale. Today, the Giants will send Tim Lincecum to the mound to face the Cubs. Giants lineup:

2B F. Sanchez SS Tejada 1B Huff C Posey RF Ross LF Burrell 3B Sandoval CF Rowand P Lincecum

Here's all the media information for today. Gameday for today's game

Here is the complete Mediacenter for today. Today's game is on only with Len Kasper and Mick Gillispie (who does the Tennessee Smokies games) on the call.

Please visit our SB Nation Giants site McCovey Chronicles.

There will be an overflow thread posting at 3:30 p.m. CST. Yesterday, it wasn't really needed, but I'll put one up each day during the spring training season. As usual, the overflow thread will NOT post on the front page but will be in the "Recent Stories In Game Threads" box on the right sidebar. If you need an extra overflow thread beyond that one, post it in the FanShot section.

Discuss amongst yourselves.