3/8 Morning Marquee: Chicago Cubs Split-Squad games, no pressure for Darwin Barney
The Chicago Cubs went 1-1 on Friday afternoon in split squad play with a 7-2 loss to the Cleveland Indians and a 3-2 win over the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.
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Fri Mar 07, 2014
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Cubs vs. Indians at Mesa and Cubs vs. Angels at Tempe Preview, Friday 3/7, 2:05 CT
Sunshine has returned today and the Cubs will play another split-squad day. Unlike the last one, which had two games rained out, today's games will give quite a few players the chance to show what they can do, before the first round of roster cuts, which I would expect to come early next week.
Position watch on for Cubs' Javier Baez
The long-awaited audition of Javier Baez at second and third base could occur as soon as the end of the week.
Thu Mar 06, 2014
Indians vs. Cubs: Pregame notes and lineups
The Beacon Journal passes the baton today as I, Marla Ridenour, take over for Stephanie Storm.
Wed Mar 05, 2014
The Miami Herald
Cubs' Jeff Samardzija working out the kinks
Through his first two starts of spring training, Jeff Samardzija says he has yet to throw his patented split-finger fastball.
Chicago Cubs: Each Infielder's Chance of Making Opening Day Roster
With plenty of prospects coming up through the minor leagues in the near future, it's imperative the club figures out the current infield.
5 Prospects Who Will Contribute To Chicago Cubs in 2014
While the product at the MLB level leaves plenty to be desired, since Theo Epstein joined the Chicago Cubs three years ago, the minor league system has risen quickly up the ranks.
Tue Mar 04, 2014
Readers' Q&A: Mark Gonzales' Cubs mailbag
This is not a contending team by any stretch, but I can see the potential to flirt with .500 and be listed as a wild-card possibility.
Projecting the Cubs' Final 25-Man Roster at the Start of Spring Training
As spring training gets underway and position battles begin, it's time to look forward to who's in and who's out on the Chicago Cubs ' Opening Day 25-man roster.
OSU's Morrison: a No limit to what this guy can doa
It takes a special player to earn a starting job as a true freshman at one of the nation's elite college baseball programs.
Mon Mar 03, 2014
Javier Baez Continues to Shine at Shortstop For Chicago Cubs
With Starlin Castro sidelined for 7-10 days with a strained hamstring, Javier Baez should see more action than anticipated during early spring games.
Report: Cubs' Starlin Castro out 7-10 days; Barney, Bonifacio options at SS
Chicago Cubs manager Rick Renteria told Chicago media on Monday morning that shortstop Starlin Castro will spend the next seven to 10 days recovering from a mild hamstring strain, tweets ESPN Chicago's Jesse Rodgers.
Sun Mar 02, 2014
The Miami Herald
Recap: Chicago Cubs vs. Kansas City
Mesa, AZ - Mike Moustakas hit a pair of homers to lead the Kansas City Royals to a 5-3 win over the Chicago Cubs in Cactus League action on Sunday.
The Kansas City Star
With two-homer game, Mike Moustakas leads Royals to 5-3 win over Cubs
While snow accumulations were much less than earlier projections, a winter storm left a few inches of snow and dangerous cold overnight across the Kansas City region.
Sat Mar 01, 2014
Darwin Barney sticks with his day job: No more movies
Adam Dunn has nothing on Darwin Barney when it comes to cinematic achievement - except maybe for that invitation to the Academy Awards on Sunday night.
Trout grand slam, 5 RBIs as Angels beat Cubs 15-3
Los Angeles Angels' David Freese leans over as he gets ready to throw the ball to first base in a vain attempt to put out Chicago Cubs' Darwin Barney in the first inning during a spring training baseball game Friday, Feb. 28, 2014, in Tempe, Ariz.
Fri Feb 28, 2014
Darwin Barney answers challenge with homer in spring debut
If Darwin Barney doesn't have something to prove this spring, then how do you explain his check-this-out debut Friday? "It's baseball," the 2012 Gold Glove second baseman said.
Kris Bryant homers in his first at-bat for Cubs
An overzealous fan climbed on top of the visitor's dugout at Tempe Diablo Stadium just so she could get an autograph from Kris Bryant.
Angels 15, Cubs 3
THE GAME: Behind three solid innings from starter Jered Weaver, the Angels put together two massive innings to easily top the Cubs in their Cactus League lid-lifter, producing 15 hits while holding the Cubs to six.
Thu Feb 27, 2014
The Miami Herald
Cubs' Emilio Bonifacio could push Darwin Barney
Cubs Manager Rick Renteria temporarily defused a potential controversy Thursday when he publicly envisioned Darwin Barney as his starting second baseman.