Chicago Cubs spring training
Cubs 8, White Sox 5: Soon, it’ll be for real
A team of mostly Cubs minor leaguers defeated a team of mostly White Sox minor leaguers.
Cubs vs. White Sox at Mesa preview, Tuesday 3/28, 2:05 CT
It’s the last practice game. Thursday, it all starts for real.
Cubs 6, White Sox 6: Dansby Swanson does it again
The Cubs shortstop homered for the second straight afternoon, but a rough outing from Michael Fulmer ended this one in a tie.
Cubs vs. White Sox at Mesa preview, Monday 3/27, 3:05 CT
The Cubs end their Cactus League schedule with a pair against their crosstown rivals.
Cubs 5, Royals 0: Dansby Swanson finally has himself a game
Spring results are meaningless — but it was sure nice to see the Cubs shortstop have a big day.
Cubs vs. Royals at Mesa preview, Sunday 3/26, 3:05 CT
The Cubs return to their Mesa home for the final three Cactus League games. This is one of them.
Angels 8, Cubs 7: More home runs — and more on Adrian Sampson
The Cubs lost to the Angels despite a power display, and before that the veteran righthander was optioned.
Cubs vs. Angels at Tempe preview, Saturday 3/25, 2:10 CT
The Cubs visit the spring home of the Angels.
Guardians 5, Cubs 3: The story of Adrian Sampson and the long ball
The homers might keep Sampson off the Opening Day roster.
Cubs 5, Rangers 3: More good pitching, and Cubs vs. Guardians at Goodyear preview, Friday 3/24, 8:05 CT
The Cubs got a good outing from Marcus Stroman. And they have another game tonight.
Cubs vs. Rangers at Mesa preview, Friday 3/24, 3:05 CT
Another Sloan Park afternoon affair.
Cubs 11, Diamondbacks 1: Good pitching and patient hitting
The Cubs took advantage of Arizona pitchers’ wildness and got some solid pitching as well.
Cubs vs. Diamondbacks at Mesa preview, Thursday 3/23, 3:05 CT
The Cubs return to Sloan Park this afternoon.
Nelson Velázquez is among 10 Cubs roster cuts
So, Velázquez won't be on the Opening Day roster.
Cubs 4, Athletics 2: Everyone digs the long ball
The Cubs got a couple of home runs and some good pitching and won again.
Cubs vs. Athletics at Mesa preview, Wednesday 3/22, 3:05 CT
The Cubs visit their old stomping grounds at HoHoKam Stadium.
Cubs 6, Royals 2: And then the rains came
The Cubs won a weather-shortened affair in Surprise.
Cubs vs. Royals at Surprise preview, Tuesday 3/21, 8:05 CT
Another spring night game on the road.
Cubs 5, Padres 2: Nelson Velázquez walks it off
The Cubs outfielder smashed a three-run homer in the bottom of the ninth.
Cubs vs. Padres at Mesa preview, Sunday 3/19, 3:05 CT
The Cubs return to Mesa for a Sunday contest.
Giants 5, Cubs 1: Another day marked off the calendar
Opening Day is just 12 days away.
Jeremiah Estrada, Caleb Kilian among five Cubs roster cuts
The spring roster continues to be reduced.
Cubs vs. Giants at Scottsdale preview, Saturday 3/18, 3:05 CT
The Cubs make a trip to Scottsdale Stadium.
Dodgers 9, Cubs 7: Clearing the bench
And, a report on the Cubs’ 4-4 tie with the White Sox.
Cubs vs. Dodgers at Mesa and White Sox at Glendale split squad preview, Friday 3/17
Two games will highlight St. Patrick’s Day.
Diamondbacks 3, Cubs 1: A little bit of this, a little bit of that
There’s not much new after the Cubs dropped a game to Arizona at Sloan Park.
Cubs vs. Diamondbacks at Mesa preview, Thursday 3/16, 3:05 CT
The Cubs return to Sloan Park and the sun returns to shining.
Cubs vs. Reds at Goodyear preview, Wednesday 3/15, 8:05 CT
It might rain tonight, but as of the time of this preview posting, the game is still on.
Rockies 5, Cubs 2: Working on things
Cubs lefthander Justin Steele didn’t look great, but it doesn’t matter.
Cubs vs. Rockies at Mesa preview, Tuesday 3/14, 8:05 CT
It’s the Cubs’ first home night game of the spring season.
Cubs vs. Brewers at Mesa preview, Sunday 3/12, 3:05 CT
The Cubs return to Mesa to take on a divisional rival.
Cubs 5, Dodgers 2: Hayden Wesneski, your table is ready
The Cubs righthander was outstanding on Saturday.
The @cubs Scouting Report on Ernie Banks, who was playing for the Monarchs. His mgr. was Buck O’Neil. Interesting that the previous Pro Experience, response was “No, has been with the Monarchs!” @fergieajenkins @MLB @Royals @Sut_ESPN @JPosnanski @MLB_PLAYERS @Buster_ESPN RT pic.twitter.com/iUEbKR16Zg— Bob Kendrick (@nlbmprez) November 23, 2020