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Down on the Farm: Possible September Call-Ups
August 25th, 2015 at 3:16 PM
***PHOTO1*** The Chicago Cubs have been grinding through the dog days of summer for months now but help is almost on the way! Major League Baseball teams are now less than a week away expanded rosters and being allowed to bring minor leaguers to the show to get their feet...

The Chicago Cubs All-Prospect Team 2.0
July 31st, 2015 at 10:01 AM
***PHOTO1*** The Chicago Cubs “bright future” Seems to be upon us but that doesn’t mean that their farm system has been completely wiped out. Here is a look at what the Chicago Cubs’ all-prospect team looks like heading into the second half of the 2015 season. Player Org. Rank MiLB Rank MiLB Pos....

Cubs Still Prominent in Updated MiLB Prospect Rankings
July 30th, 2015 at 3:22 PM
***PHOTO1*** Baseball has seen an incredible influx in young talent here in the first half of the 2015 season (Kris Bryant, Addison Russell, Joc Pederson & Carlos Correa, to name a few) and seeing these kids in action has been incredibly exciting! However, what is now left in the minor leagues?...

MiLB NEWS: Richard Accepts Assignment to Iowa, Dominates
July 30th, 2015 at 12:14 AM
***PHOTO1*** You may remember Clayton Richard's impressive start for the Chicago Cubs on July fourth; it was his first big league outing in almost two years and it looked like the Cubs had finally found a viable fifth starter. Now, almost a month later, Richard has been knocked around to the...

Baez Dazzles in Return to AAA
July 29th, 2015 at 11:46 PM
***PHOTO1*** Javier Baez was out of commission for more than a month before he began a rehab stint with the Chicago Cubs' rookie-league affiliate last week where he hit .417 with no strikeouts in four games. Baez returned to the Iowa Cubs lineup last night and promptly went 2-5 with...

Make Your Own All-Movie Lineup and Share It with Cubs101
July 27th, 2015 at 1:00 PM
***PHOTO1*** With all the excitement of the trade deadline drawing closer we here at Cubs101 got to thinking about what moves we would like to see made and how we could construct our perfect roster. From all that wishful thinking and day dreaming we came up with a roster comprised...

Cubs’ Prospects Who Will Grab the Spotlight Down the Stretch
July 27th, 2015 at 11:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** The minor league season is well underway for the Chicago Cubs’ higher level affiliates and there are a couple of names that you need to be aware of. We have already talked about the team’s top prospects, like Kyle Schwarber, Gleyber Torres and company, but here are some lesser-known...

The Most Overlooked Aspect of Baseball
July 27th, 2015 at 10:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** For a long time baseball has neglected the mental side of the game, and for a long time talented players have wasted away their careers because of mental weakness. Former Cubs like Brett Jackson and Josh Vitters, who were supposed to be Major League stars, ended up as nothing...

Quick Hits: Chicago Cubs’ Fun Facts
July 27th, 2015 at 8:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** 1. Of all the all-stars and Hall-of-Famers that have ever worn a Chicago Cubs’ uniform, none have accumulated a WAR higher than Cap Anson (84.4). An infielder for the Cubs from 1876-1897, Anson played 22 of his 27 professional seasons in Chicago and accumulated 97...

Chicago Cubs’ Fact Pack: Something’s not Quite Right
July 2nd, 2015 at 10:25 AM
***PHOTO1*** Chicago Cubs shortstop, Starlin Castro is from the city of Monte Cristi in the Dominican Republic. However, if you look at his bio on Cubs.com the name of his hometown is misspelled; it says he is from “Monte Cristy”. Despite the Chicago Cubs label as the “Lovable Losers”, the...

Chicago Cubs’ Fact Pack: a Slice of History
July 1st, 2015 at 10:30 AM
***PHOTO1*** 1. With Ron Santo’s induction into the Hall of Fame in 2012, the Chicago Cubs now have at least one member in the Hall of Fame at all nine positions. 2. The Chicago Cubs’ last 100-win season was back in 1935. Since then the team has eclipsed the 90-win...

Cubs’ Trio of Prospects Continue to Show Progress
June 30th, 2015 at 6:14 PM
***PHOTO1*** The Chicago Cubs’ minor league system was named baseball’s best in the month of April thanks to the fantastic starts by quite a few of their top prospects. In addition to the Tennessee Bash Brothers, the Cubs’ have gotten great production out of a trio of younger players; Albert...

Time is Running Out to Cast Your 2015 All-Star Ballots
June 30th, 2015 at 5:57 PM
***PHOTO1*** This year’s all-star game, which will be held in Cincinnati, is fast approaching as the calendar has now turned to June and a few Chicago Cubs players may be up for an invite. Many Cubs’ fans will do what they do every year and vote for all their favorite...

Off Day Provides Much Needed Break for Cubs
June 30th, 2015 at 5:43 PM
***PHOTO1*** The Chicago Cubs had a much-needed day off yesterday and were able to lounge in the sun and take their mind off of baseball. The casual fan may not understand the true value of an off day, but anyone who has significant experience in the game of baseball knows...

Chicago Cubs’ Fact Pack, June 30th
June 30th, 2015 at 2:17 PM
***PHOTO1*** 1. The Chicago Cubs are ninth in the big leagues with 49 stolen bases this season. Anthony Rizzo and Dexter Fowler are tied for the team lead with 11 steals which is impressive in its own right seeing as how Rizzo is one steal shy...

Defensive Shifts: Good or Bad for Baseball?
June 23rd, 2015 at 11:38 AM
***PHOTO1*** One of the big debates that has taken center stage this summer is the use of defensive shifts; teams are shifting and over shifting more often now than any other time in baseball’s 125+ year history. Fact: the offensive production in major leagues is on the decline, according to baseball-reference.com;/...

It’s All in the Numbers: a Chicago Cubs’ Quick Hit
June 19th, 2015 at 3:21 PM
***PHOTO1*** 1. Since numbers were added to major league uniforms in the early 1900’s, every number between 1-68 has been worn by at least one Chicago Cubs’ player except for #65. The Chicago Cubs have never had a player wear a number in the 80's. 2. Of the 23 major league...

Chicago Cubs Quick Hits: Chasing History
June 16th, 2015 at 7:48 PM
***PHOTO1*** The Chicago Cubs have been very poor for a long time but the 2015 club is looking to break the mold. Entering play today the Cubs sit at 34-27 and in third place in the National League Central division and have momentum on their side thanks to a young...

Down on the Farm: Strong up the Middle
May 9th, 2015 at 3:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** The Chicago Cubs’ minor league system was named baseball’s best in the month of April thanks to the fantastic starts by quite a few of their top prospects. In addition to the Tennessee Bash Brothers, the Cubs’ have gotten great production out of a trio of younger players; Albert...

3 Ways to Instantly Know What’s Happening in Sports
May 6th, 2015 at 12:48 PM
When you bet with an online sportsbook, timing is everything. You need lightning fast reflexes to get not only the inside scoop on the game but also to find the sportsbook that’s offering the best opportunity. Technology makes it harder to be first in line, but you can turn the...