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Samardzija Brilliant as Cubs Even Record Against Royals

For the fourth straight game the Cubs hitters managed greater than 13 hits as they belted out 15 Wednesday afternoon against the Royals.  The real story of the day however was Samardzija who was dominant over his three innings of work.  He came in with a pitch count of 35, and used them wisely, making it through three strong innings yielding a single base hit.  As mentioned before on this blog, command is the key for Samardzija, and he had it going all day.  In fact he has had it going all Spring, that has Sveum excited, and has Samardzija poised to make Sveum’s rotation decision awfully difficult.

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Media Monday: Spring Training Begins

Throughout the season we will have features that we run each day of the week, one of them will be Media Monday.  We hope to bring you all the best pictures, audio, and video (where allowed by MLB) from the past week.  Obviously everyone is very excited about Spring training getting underway, please enjoy the content below.

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Hello Spring Training!

After an off season full of excitement, and building, the 2012 Cubs baseball season is kicking off today in Mesa Arizona.  Pitchers and catchers are due to report today, and many have showed up early.  On Friday, Kerry Wood and Rodrigo Lopez each threw off the mound, hitting coach Rudy Jaramillo worked with some players in the cages, and Darwin Barney, Bryan LaHair and Josh Vitters were among those practicing on the half field.  The most telling quotes coming out of Mesa might have been from Marlon Byrd via (Carrie Muskat)

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