The first round of roster cuts could come Friday or Saturday, according to manager Dale Sveum.
Chris Volstad will start in tomorrow's 2:05pm (CST) game against the Seattle Mariners, and Travis Wood will get things started against the Chicago White Sox on Friday. Randy Wells and Rodrigo Lopez are also scheduled to pitch in Friday's game, which will be televised on WGN-TV.
The Cubs MasterCard Presale started at noon today on cubs.com. If you feel like paying 20% over face value (or 15% if you pay with a MasterCard), here's a link to buy tickets: http://chicago.cubs.mlb.com/chc/ticketing/mastercard_presale.jsp?partnerId=aw-7447518881044792082-1023 The sale will end on Thursday, March 8, at 11:59 p.m.
Otherwise, single game tickets go on sale this Friday, March 9th. Here's a link to ticket information from cubs.com: http://chicago.cubs.mlb.com/chc/ticketing/wristbands.jsp
Tickets for the Cubs' new patio section in the right-field bleachers range from $125 to $250. Here's a Chicago Tribune article about the seats: http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/baseball/cubs/chi-cubs-new-patio-section-priced-from-125250-per-ticket-20120307,0,4740262.story
The Cubs and CareerBuilder have launched a search for the next Wrigley Field ball boys and ball girls. Qualified candidates are invited to submit their applications, including a video sample, now through March 12 at http://cubs.careerbuilder.com
The Cubs will be featured on MLB Network's 30 Clubs in 30 Days tonight at 6pm CST. Here are a couple of photos from the show taping:
|Cubs President of Baseball Operations Theo Epstein being interviewed for MLB Network's 30 Clubs in 30 Days|
|New Cubs Third Baseman Ian Stewart being interviewed for MLB Network's 30 Clubs in 30 Days|