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Potential Landing Spots for Welington Castillo
January 20th, 2015 at 3:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** The Chicago Cubs proved with yesterday’s trade for Dexter Fowler that they are not done making moves before the start of the season. A deal that is still on the docket is the one involving C Welington Castillo. Castillo became obsolete after the acquisitions of David Ross and...

Bold Predictions: “We’re Going to Win the N.L. Central”
January 19th, 2015 at 3:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** This past weekend’s Cubs Convention was a huge success and the event gave fans an opportunity to become acquainted with the new-look Cubs but the biggest news of the weekend came out of, Chicago Cubs’ first baseman, Anthony Rizzo. When asked about his expectations for 2015 Rizzo responded with: “We're...

Sunday Spotlight: Cubs Convention, Arbitration and Other Bullets
January 18th, 2015 at 3:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** · This weekend marked the 30th annual Chicago Cubs convention in downtown Chicago and all indications, thus far, are that the weekend has been a total success. When introduced on Friday, Jon Lester and Joe Maddon received the biggest ovations from Cubs’ fans present....

BREAKING NEWS: Wrigley Field Bleachers Won’t Be Ready for Opening Day
January 17th, 2015 at 3:39 PM
***PHOTO1*** Today the Chicago Cubs’ president of business operations, Crane Kenny, announced that the Wrigley Field bleachers will not be ready for opening day. Earlier this month we predicted that the bleachers would not be ready for opening day but it has now become official. Apparently the bleachers will...

Down on the Farm: Speed up Rules to Be Implemented in 2015
January 17th, 2015 at 3:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** One of the beautiful things about baseball is that there are no play clocks, no time limits and no rush. It’s game that can be played at a leisurely pace and allows the athletes to take their time… but not for much longer. Major League Baseball announced this...

Fan of the Week: Prepare for One Heck of a Season
January 16th, 2015 at 3:00 PM
***PHOTO1*** It’s been a busy week in professional baseball between a number of big trades and a few minor signings, including Felix Doubront’s extension. But here we are and it’s finally Friday, which means it’s time for our Fan of the Week. This week’s Fan of the Week is Karl Schosek....

Chicago Cubs Radio Voice Recognized as One of the Best
January 14th, 2015 at 3:00 PM
***PHOTO1*** Pat Hughes will be entering his 20th season as the Chicago Cubs’ radio broadcaster in 2015 and when takes to the mic again it will be with a little bit of hardware. Yesterday Hughes was named the “2014 Illinois Sportscaster of the Year by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters...

Chicago Cubs Fact Pack: Old Dogs & New Kids
January 12th, 2015 at 5:15 PM
***PHOTO1*** 1. The Chicago Cubs have been the subject of some criticism for signing, 37-year-old catcher, David Ross to a two-year, $5 million dollar contract. From the 2015 free-agent class, there are actually five players older than David Ross who inked new deals/received extensions. Player Age Team LaTroy Hawkins 42 Colorado Rockies Koji Uehara 39 Boston Red Sox Torii Hunter 39 Minnesota...

VIDEO: Walking Tour of Wrigley Field Construction
January 10th, 2015 at 3:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** On Wednesday I went out in the -18 degree windchill to get an up close look at the Wrigley Field renovations. This short walking tour will give you a look at what's going on out beyond leftfield and down the first base line. Below is the link to YouTube,...

Fan of the Week: Minor League Refresh
January 9th, 2015 at 4:00 PM
***PHOTO1*** It’s been a frigid week in the Windy City but once again we have made it to Friday, which means it’s time for our Fan of the Week! This week’s Fan of the Week is Beverly VanWormer. Beverly has been one of our most active readers on Facebook...

Making the Case for Why the Chicago Cubs Should Re-Brand
January 8th, 2015 at 3:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** It appears as though the Chicago Cubs’ off-season is finally starting to wind down and, with the exception of a few minor moves, it looks like we have before us the 2015 crew. Despite what you may think or what people might say, the Chicago Cubs have been very...

Bold Predictions: Wrigley Field Bleachers Won’t Be Ready for Opening Day
January 5th, 2015 at 3:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** A few weeks ago we published an article outlining the concern by Crane Kenny, the Chicago Cubs’ president of business operations, that the Wrigley Field bleachers may not be ready for opening day. After having seen the construction up close and personal, and taking in to account that winter...

The Chicago Cubs’ Off-Season Grade 2.0
January 4th, 2015 at 3:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** With all the additions that the Chicago Cubs have made this off-season they look to be in a pretty solid position to compete for a play-off berth in 2015 and beyond. Since our last grade, the Chicago Cubs have made a plethora of moves that will impact the team...

Fan of the Week: Looking Forward to 2015
January 2nd, 2015 at 3:00 PM
***PHOTO1*** The off-season is still young and already we have so much to look forward to in the 2015 season. This week’s Fan of the Week, Gary Vaughn, put it simply his paragraph of airtime when he said: “I hope the Cubs have a great season this upcoming year. Plan...

The Mind of a GM: Hang on to “Your Guys”
January 2nd, 2015 at 3:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** Being the general manager of a major league baseball team is one of the most demanding jobs there is. It’s a 24-hour job, 365 days a year and it requires incredible planning, scouting and player knowledge and that is why many GM’s try and bring “their guys” with them...

The Chicago Cubs New Year’s Resolutions
January 1st, 2015 at 3:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** Now that January 1st is here it’s time to put our New Year’s resolutions into action; start eating right, go back to school, get that promotion. It’s go time. The Chicago Cubs have had an exciting off-season in the additions of Jon Lester and Joe Maddon, and Wrigley Field...

Cubs Vs. Cardinals Rivalry Fact Pack
December 29th, 2014 at 3:00 PM
***PHOTO1*** 1. The rivalry between the Chicago Cubs and St. Louis Cardinals is one of the oldest in baseball and extends back more than 100 years. There have been 305 position players and 147 pitchers who have “crossed enemy lines” and played for both the Cubs and Cardinals, some...

Should the Cubs Retire Sammy Sosa’s Number?
December 26th, 2014 at 3:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** In the Chicago Cubs' 138-year history the franchise has retired five numbers in honor of six players (not including Jackie Robinson’s #42). All six players, Ron Santo #10, Ernie Banks #14, Ryne Sandberg #23 Billy Williams #26, Fergie Jenkins #31 and Greg Maddux #31, had illustrious careers on the...

The Chicago Cubs Christmas Wish List
December 24th, 2014 at 3:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** With Christmas Eve finally upon us many of us are only hours away from finding out if we will be receiving those gifts that we have been pined for all year long. The Chicago Cubs have a wish list of their own that they hope to make good on...

Sunday Spotlight: Cubs Vs. Sox 2015
December 21st, 2014 at 3:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** The off-season is only half over and already the Chicago Cubs and Chicago White Sox have made tremendous improvements to their roster. The two Chicago teams are being viewed among the most improved teams in baseball and for good reason. 2015 could be the first time since 2008 that both...