2012 Cubs Spring Training
The Los Angeles Dodgers took advantage of Matt Garza’s wildness and beat the Chicago Cubs 5-0 Sunday.
Dustin Ackley hit a three-run homer to extend his torrid start to spring training, and the Seattle Mariners beat the Chicago Cubs 10-3 on Thursday.
Jeff Samardzija made a strong opening bid for a spot in the Cubs rotation.
Josh Reddick collected two more hits and Brandon Allen drove in another run to help an Oakland Athletics split-squad beat the Chicago Cubs 8-7 on Monday.
Brandon Allen belted a grand slam and drove in seven runs, and the Oakland Athletics beat the Cubs 12-10 on Sunday to spoil Chicago’s spring training opener.
Chicago Cubs general manager Jed Hoyer said the team is confident in starting first baseman Bryan LaHair, who is starting spring training as the team’s cleanup hitter, but he told 670 The Score’s Barry Rozner and Connor McKnight “the lineup is still very much a work in progress.”
Chemistry and camaraderie are extremely important to winning in baseball, if you believe most players.
Over the years, teams that have gone on to win the World Series have had poor records during the spring and vice versa, so is winning important in exhibition play?
Rizzo was especially fun to watch as he put four straight over the wall including one over the 50-foot barrier in center that traveled an estimated 500 feet.
Tom Ricketts usually makes himself available to the media one time during Spring Training, and that one time was Friday.
It wasn’t exactly an interrogation, but reporters finally got a chance to speak with Starlin Castro Friday.
When Theo Epstein left Boston to join the Cubs as president of baseball operations, it was obvious change was coming.
Brett Jackson is the future for the Cubs. The question is, when is that future? Is it near or is it far?
Samardzija is coming off his best season as a professional notching eight wins in 2011 to go along with an era of 2.97.
Matt Garza opened up on a lot of subjects Sunday as pitchers and catchers went through their first workout at Cub’s camp.
Theo Epstein was almost giddy talking about the beginning of Spring Training. The Cubs President said this has been a long time coming.
Marlon Byrd filled up the reporter’s notebook on Saturday. The first thing you noticed seeing is that there is less of him…20 lbs to be exact.
Miller received an invite to the Cubs major league spring training camp and will have an opportunity to make the big league club before opening day.