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  1. Gillaspie winning battle at third base

    Doug Padilla

    Conor Gillaspie has a few advantages when it comes to winning the Opening Day third base spot, most notably that he is playing the best among his competitors so far. If the season started tomorrow, Gillaspie would likely be in the starting lineup ...

    Blog | March 10, 2014
  2. Sale gets the opener ... obviously

    Doug Padilla

    Like the result from a study group formed to determine the color of the sky, or data showing how this is one of the coldest Chicago winters on record, the Chicago White Sox also went ahead Monday and stated the obvious. Chris Sale will be the team...

    Blog | March 10, 2014
  3. Rapid Reaction: Cubs 4, Nationals 3

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO -- After a solid spring training Jeff Samardzija continues to impress, giving the Chicago Cubs their first victory of the season Sunday, a 4-3 triumph over the Washington Nationals to avoid a sweep. How it happened: Samardzija had an answ...

    Blog | April 08, 2012
  4. No. 5 Maholm has looked like a No. 1

    Doug Padilla

    MESA, Ariz. -- Not a bad day when your fifth starter performs more like an ace. Chicago Cubs starter Paul Maholm's excellent spring continued Monday when he pitched five scoreless innings for the against the San Diego Padres, giving up four hits w...

    Blog | March 26, 2012
  5. Cubs add game to take look at pitchers

    Doug Padilla

    MESA, Ariz. -- With so many starting pitchers to look at, the Chicago Cubs have added a "B" game to the schedule Monday morning against the Cleveland Indians. Randy Wells will make the 10 a.m. local time start at Goodyear. That means Travis Wood w...

    Blog | March 18, 2012
  6. De La Cruz lands with familiar crowd

    Doug Padilla

    MESA, Ariz. -- Getting put on waivers is never an exciting time, but it couldn't have worked out better for new Chicago Cubs pitcher Frankie De La Cruz. The right-hander was claimed by the Cubs on Friday from the Milwaukee Brewers, putting him rig...

    Blog | March 18, 2012
  7. Matt Garza gets his opinions heard

    Doug Padilla

    MESA, Ariz. -- Chicago Cubs pitcher Matt Garza might talk more than anybody else in the dugout but it isn't always just random chatter. Garza, who gave up two runs in four innings during his third spring start Friday, has taken to giving pep talks...

    Blog | March 16, 2012
  8. Cubs claim RP De La Cruz from Brewers

    Doug Padilla

    MESA, Ariz. -- The Chicago Cubs claimed right-handed reliever Frankie De La Cruz off waivers from the Milwaukee Brewers on Friday, filling the final spot on the 40-man roster in the process. He is expected to join big-league camp as early as Satur...

    Blog | March 16, 2012
  9. Sveum gets high marks from former boss

    Doug Padilla

    MESA, Ariz. -- The one year Milwaukee Brewers manager Ron Roenicke spent with Dale Sveum was enough to let him know that the Chicago Cubs are in good hands this season. Sveum was the hitting coach on Roenicke's staff last season as the Brewers adv...

    Blog | March 14, 2012
  10. Aramis Ramirez moving on with Brewers

    Doug Padilla

    PHOENIX -- Aramis Ramirez is a different shade of blue these days, yet with seemingly no hard feelings about moving from the Chicago Cubs to the Milwaukee Brewers. Dressed in his new navy uniform Saturday, awaiting a visit from his former club, Ra...

    Blog | March 10, 2012
  11. Schedule could decide Opening Day starter

    Doug Padilla

    MESA, Ariz. -- The Chicago Cubs are about a week away from settling on an Opening Day starter, with two obvious candidates to choose from. Ryan Dempster, who pitches Monday against the Oakland A's, is an option along with Matt Garza, who pitches T...

    Blog | March 05, 2012
  12. Barney hopes to keep strong this season

    Doug Padilla

    MESA, Ariz. -- While pleased that Dale Sveum praised his strength, Darwin Barney's goal is to have his new manager saying the same thing come August and September. There was no denying Barney's slow fade last season as the first-year player watche...

    Blog | March 01, 2012
  13. Buehrle has machine-like spring debut

    Doug Padilla

    GLENDALE, Ariz. - Known for his even-keel temperament, Mark Buehrle was true to form in his Cactus League debut Tuesday. The left-hander went an uneventful two innings against the Milwaukee Brewers with a strikeout as he started preparation for h...

    Blog | March 01, 2011