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Recap: Chicago Cubs vs. St. Louis

By The Sports Network, 1 month 7 hours ago
Chicago, IL (SportsNetwork.com) - Adam Wainwright outpitched Jon Lester to spoil the new-look Chicago Cubs' season opener. It was quite a start for the St. Louis Cardinals' pursuit of another NL Central crown. Wainwright tossed six shutout innings and the Cardinals blanked the Cubs 3-0 to kick off the 2015 MLB season on Sunday night. The 33-year-old Wainwright (1-0) struck out six...

Cubs send Bryant to minor-league camp

By The Sports Network, 1 month 6 days ago
Mesa, AZ (SportsNetwork.com) - The Chicago Cubs made the move many fans feared the club would, assigning third baseman Kris Bryant to minor league camp on Monday. The slugger leads all players with nine homers during spring training this season, hitting .425 with 15 RBI and 14 runs scored over just 40 at-bats in 14 games. The move was expected as the Cubs attempt to delay Bryant's free...

2015 PREVIEW NL CENTRAL: Is this the year for the Cubs?

By The Sports Network, 1 month 1 week ago
But there is a new team that could be in the postseason mix. The loveable loser Chicago Cubs added new manager Joe Maddon and starter Jon Lester to go along with one of the better young cores in the game. But, the Cubs are probably still a year away, as the St. Louis Cardinals and Pittsburgh Pirates should battle for division supremacy once again. If the Cincinnati Reds and Milwaukee Brewers...

Cubs release Doubront

By The Sports Network, 1 month 1 week ago
Mesa, AZ (SportsNetwork.com) - The Chicago Cubs granted pitcher Felix Doubront his unconditional release as the team continued to pair down its spring training roster on Saturday. Doubront, who was out of minor league options, was shelled for nine runs and 17 hits -- including a pair of homers -- in seven innings over four appearances this spring. The 27-year-old lefty won 11 games for...

Recap: Chicago Cubs vs. LA Angels

By The Sports Network, 1 month 1 week ago
Mesa, AZ (SportsNetwork.com) - Albert Pujols smacked a three-run homer among his two hits, four RBI and two runs scored as the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim defeated the Chicago Cubs 8-4 in spring training action. Johnny Giavotella went 3-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored for the Angels. Starter Jered Weaver struck out eight and allowed four runs -- three earned -- on six hits over 5 1/3...

Rounding Third: Bryant needs to be patient

By The Sports Network, 1 month 2 weeks ago
Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - A lot of people think the Chicago Cubs are poised for their first playoff appearance since 2008. And if the Cubs do go from a last-place NL Central finish in 2014 to a postseason spot this year, super prospect Kris Bryant may be right in the middle of it. Just don't bet on him being in the thick of things from the start. To nobody's surprise...

Recap: Oakland vs. Chicago Cubs

By The Sports Network, 1 month 3 weeks ago
Las Vegas, NV (SportsNetwork.com) - Jake Arrieta struck out three in four innings to help the Chicago Cubs to a 5-3 win over the Oakland Athletics. Arrieta gave up four hits and an unearned run for the Cubs, who received three hits and a run scored from Tommy La Stella. Dexter Fowler added a pair of hits and an RBI. Max Muncy had three hits, including a two-run homer for the A's. He...

Recap: Chicago Cubs vs. Cleveland

By The Sports Network, 1 month 3 weeks ago
Mesa, AZ (SportsNetwork.com) - Clint Frazier hit a three-run home run, Yan Gomes added a solo shot and the Cleveland Indians were a 7-4 winner over the Chicago Cubs on Friday. Mike Aviles went 3-for-4 with an RBI for the Indians, who got six strikeouts in 4 1/2 one-run innings from starter T.J. House. Matt Szczur hit his second home run of the spring for Chicago. Tsuyoshi Wada only...

Chicago Cubs 2015 Preview and Prediction

By Athlon Sports, 1 month 3 weeks ago
After three years of rebuilding the farm system at the expense of the major league roster — and big-league results — the Cubs are back in the hunt for the first time in team president Theo Epstein’s regime. Not “all in,” not “selling out” for 2015, says Epstein, who makes clear the focus is still on a sustained competitive window. But several players...

Recap: Oakland vs. Chicago Cubs

By The Sports Network, 2 months 2 days ago
Las Vegas, NV (SportsNetwork.com) - Jake Arrieta struck out three in four innings to help the Chicago Cubs to a 5-3 win over the Oakland Athletics. Arrieta gave up four hits and an unearned run for the Cubs, who received three hits and a run scored from Tommy La Stella. Dexter Fowler added a pair of hits and an RBI. Max Muncy had three hits, including a two-run homer for the A's. He...