Chicago Cubs News: Team announces Spring Training TV Schedule
There will be Chicago Cubs baseball games played this month as the team will open its Spring Training Schedule on February 25 against the San Francisco Giants. On Wednesday, Marquee Sports Network revealed the Cubs' Spring Training television schedule.
Gone are the days when the Cubs' Spring Training games are rarely on television. The perk of the Cubs having their own television network is that most Spring Training games will be televised. For Cubs fans, this means they will have an early look at what the team may look like during the 2023 Major League Baseball regular season.
As the Cubs enter Spring Training, expectations are higher than they have been. The start of the 2021 season had the inevitable feeling that the front office was preparing to deconstruct the core that won the World Series in 2016 and at the beginning of the 2022 season, it was clear that the Cubs were entering a rebuilding year.
2023 does not have that feeling to it. The Cubs were active this offseason as the team signed shortstop Dansby Swanson to be the new face of the organization at the Major League level. Swanson's signing paired with the signings of Trey Mancini, Eric Hosmer, James Taillon, Tucker Barnhart, and Brad Boxberger gives the impression that the Cubs are ready to content at the Major League level.
These Spring Training games will also give fans an extended look at some of the organization's top prospects. Outfielders Pete Crow-Armstrong, Brennen Davis, and Kevin Alcantara are all expected to be with the Major League team during Spring Training. First base prospect Matt Mervis will also be included but he is projected to participate in the World Baseball Classic with Team Italy next month.