Cubs

David Ross has been labeled as Jon Lester's personal catcher and the numbers show why the Cubs made a nice move in signing the veteran backstop.
Kris Bryant, Addison Russell and Jorge Soler received some high praise from MLB.com columnist Bernie Pleskoff - a former scout - in his latest prospect rankings.
The Cubs have been extremely active on the waiver wire over the last week, claiming a player Tuesday and losing two other players to the Orioles and Brewers.

Team talk

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    Trey McNutt, who Baseball America rated as the No. 5 prospect in the Cubs' system, was among the first four spring training cuts made by the organization.
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    Jeff Samardzija is "on a mission" this spring to not only put his football past behind him, but also earn a spot in the Cubs' starting rotation after succeeding out of the bullpen last year.
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    Starlin Castro and Junior Lake may be on different levels now, but they're both impressive products of the Cubs' Dominican academy, which Theo Epstein saw as a strength of the organization when he took over.
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    Matt Garza's sometimes-goofy, always-intense nature is one that manager Dale Sveum will welcome, even if it takes some getting used to.
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    Alfonso Soriano blasted a pair of home runs an added a double in Tuesday's spring training game against Colorado, a reminder that even at 36 he still has some offense left in the tank.
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    PlayStation took an interesting route in promoting the newest version of their video game MLB 12 The Show, playing on the emotions of Cubs fans.
  • 2y
    Ryan Dempster struggled to start the 2011 season, but that coupled with a new management team and heading into a contract year, should give him plenty of motivation to get out to a quick start.

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If the Cubs don't make the playoffs in 2015, it will be:

Team Schedule

Next Games
DateOppTime
3/5vs. Oak (p)TBA
3/5SF (p)12:05 PT1:05 MT2:05 CT3:05 ET15:05 ET20:05 GMT4:05 1:05 MST3:05 EST3:35 VEN0:05 UAE (+1)2:05 CT
3/6vs. Cin (p)TBA
3/7Col (p)12:10 PT1:10 MT2:10 CT3:10 ET15:10 ET20:10 GMT4:10 1:10 MST3:10 EST3:40 VEN0:10 UAE (+1)2:10 CT
3/8vs. Tex (p)TBA
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Injury Report

Injuries
DatePlayerStatus
9/16A. AlcantaraRight wrist soreness (day-to-day)
9/2S. CastroLeft ankle sprain - out 4-6 weeks (day-to-day)
8/27R. Sweeneyoff 60-day DL
8/26A. RizzoLeft game - lower back tightness (day-to-day)
8/23J. Ruggianooff 60-day DL
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Team Stats

Chicago Cubs Stats
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Batting
PlayerGABRH2B3BHRRBIAVG
Starlin Castro134528581543311465.292
Anthony Rizzo140524891502813278.286
Luis Valbuena149478681193341651.249

Pitching
PitcherWLPctGGSSIPKERA
John Baker101.0001001.000.00
Neil Ramirez33.500500343.2531.44
Eric Jokisch00-41014.1101.88
Pedro Strop24.333650261.0712.21
Hector Rondon44.5006402963.1632.42
Kyle Hendricks72.7781313080.1472.46
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