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Due to the rehabbing status of Jake Arrieta, Carlos Villanueva will most likely begin the season as the Cubs 5th starter.
The Cubs got some good news on Sunday as RHP Jake Arrieta threw his first simulated game with no discomfort. Arrieta came up with a sore shoulder in the middle of February. He spent most of the last month rehabbing the arm.
After his outing against Kansas City, Jeff Samardzija will have two more Cactus league starts on March 20 and March 25. The 29-year-old pitcher built his pitch count up against a KC lineup that included 6 starting players.
The progress of Mike Olt has been eye opening over the past week in Cubs camp.
The youngsters have been sent back down, giving us a better idea of what lies ahead.
The Cubs are stocked with young position players, while the White Sox have more youthful arms.
Kyle Hendricks may be a long shot to make the Chicago Cub rotation, however the young pitcher has made a good impression on the teams staff this spring.
If Javier Baez has a higher defensive ceiling than Starlin Castro, then the latter needs to look at moving positions.
Anthony Rizzo didn’t hit as many line drives last year as he did in 2012.
Chicago Cub shortstop Starlin Castro was removed from the Cubs -Royals game after the first inning with a strained right hamstring on Sunday. Castro was to be evaluated by the medical staff later today. The team is calling the injury a mild strain.
Former Cub manager Dale Sveum was complementary in his conversation about Starlin Castro on Sunday in Mesa.
Nowadays, there are three common reactions to the use of advanced statistics.
After a disappointing 2013 season, 2014 looms large for Starlin Castro.
Spring training’s here, and we can see coming that which we love: baseball.
Anthony Rizzo has breakout potential, but not much is expected from the rest of the squad.
This 2014 season is an important one for Gordon Beckham and Darwin Barney.
By Scott Lindholm- (CBS) My first piece previewing the 2014 Cubs analyzed their financial status. This one reviews the Cubs’ offense, while the next will be on their pitching. Beginning at catcher, the platoon of Dioner […]
The long-running dispute between the Cubs and rooftop club owners standing in the way of a $500 million plan to renovate Wrigley Field and develop the land around it will be resolved in the courts — not at the bargaining table.
With spring training less than a month away, it’s time to begin reviewing the 2014 Cubs. I’ll begin with the most important piece of any team: the revenue side.
670 The Score–01/21/2014