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4 Reasons Why Ozzie Guillen Will Never Coach the Chicago Cubs
October 30th, 2014 at 4:00 PM
***PHOTO1*** Last week, news broke tha, former White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen would be interested in joining the Chicago Cubs’ coaching staff if they are able to sign Joe Maddon this off-season. Normally, it would be hard to turn away an experienced coach with a World Series title on his resume,...

Chicago Cubs Shake up the 40-Man Roster
October 30th, 2014 at 3:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** Amidst all the rumors and speculation that surrounded the Joe Maddon Situation yesterday, Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer made some concrete moves with concern to the Chicago Cubs’ 40-man roster. Per CBS Chicago, The Cubs removed OF Ryan Kalish, RHP James McDonald, INF Chris Valaika and INF Josh Vitters from...

Players for Maddon Beginning to Emerge
October 29th, 2014 at 3:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** The Chicago Cubs toned down the Joe Maddon talks this week in an attempt to keep the baseball world’s focus on the World Series, but a bit of news emerged yesterday. Apparently, the teams interested in Maddon have begun to identify themselves; ten teams in total, according to Maddon’s agent. The...

Boneheaded Injuries by Chicago Sports Stars
October 27th, 2014 at 4:00 PM
***PHOTO1*** For those of you who had a chance to watch the Chicago Bears game yesterday or see the game highlights, you probably saw Lamarr Houston suffer a (potentially) season-ending injury celebrating a sack when the Bears were down by 25 points. Unfortunately, this kind of thing happens more often than...

Sunday Spotlight: Joe Maddon’s Potential Impact on the Chicago Cubs
October 26th, 2014 at 3:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** By now, everyone has heard the news that Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon has opted out of his current deal, and many experts believe that he will join the Chicago Cubs. Before we dive into this story, let's make something very clear: nothing has actually happened yet. Everyone and...

Part 2: Odds Cubs’ Top Prospects Will Make Debuts in 2015
October 25th, 2014 at 4:50 PM
***PHOTO1*** This morning, we discussed the odds for three of the Chicago Cubs’ top-five prospects making it to the big leagues in 2015. Kris Bryant (1), Addison Russell (2), and CJ Edwards (5) all have legitimate shots at making the their debuts next year, but the list doesn’t end there. Arodys...

Down on the Farm: Odds Cubs’ Top Prospects Will Make Debuts in 2015, Part 1
October 25th, 2014 at 3:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** Yesterday, we mentioned a number of the Chicago Cubs’ top prospects who are on the verge of making their major league debuts (or joining the big league squad full-time in the case of Vizcaino): Kris Bryant, Addison Russell, CJ Edwards, Arodys Vizcaino, Pierce Johnson, and Albert Almora. All are capable...

Fan of the Week: Prospects to Watch in 2015
October 24th, 2014 at 4:00 PM
***PHOTO1*** Another week has flown by and it’s already Friday! This week’s Fan of the Week is Sam Griffin. Sam has been on top of his game lately, being the first person to "LIKE" almost all of our articles on Facebook this week! Here is Sam’s paragraph of airtime: Thank you for...

Cubs’ & Rooftops Moving Towards a Deal
October 23rd, 2014 at 3:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** The rooftop bleachers are one of the staples of Wrigley Field and help make the atmosphere what it is. However, since the release of the Wrigley Field renovation plan, things between the Cubs and rooftop owners have gotten particularly ugly. Both sides have engaged in public sniping and legal threats...

The Evolution of the Chicago Cubs’ Lineup
October 22nd, 2014 at 6:47 AM
***PHOTO1*** The last time the Chicago Cubs made the playoffs feels like a lifetime ago, but the reality of the situation is that the Cubs were one of baseball’s best teams back in 2008. The team’s decline after that season was swift and devastating, as they went from finishing 7.5 games...

Remembering the Chicago Cubs’ World Series History
October 21st, 2014 at 4:00 PM
***PHOTO1*** Since the MLB began playing post-season baseball, the Chicago Cubs have made 12 “World Series” appearances (not all appearances were in the World Series Era; see 1885) but walked away with the hardware just twice. With hours until game one of the 2014 World Series starts, lets take a look...

Chicago Cubs 101’s World Series Prediction
October 21st, 2014 at 3:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** Baseball in Chicago has been over for nearly a month now, but major league baseball still has one week left. The San Francisco Giants will take on the Kansas City Royals tonight in game one of the World Series, and you can bet that we will be watching. This is...

Chicago Cubs’ Ghosts of Amateur Drafts Past
October 20th, 2014 at 4:00 PM
***PHOTO1*** Since Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer joined the Chicago Cubs organization before the 2012 season, drafting and developing quality talent has become a top priority. However, things were not always this way in Chicago. Under, former Cubs’ GM Jim Hendry, six first round draft picks between 2002 and 2005 failed...

Chicago Cubs’ Fact Pack, Playoff Tidbits
October 19th, 2014 at 4:35 PM
***PHOTO1*** 1) Five former Chicago Cubs’ players participated in the 2014 playoffs (for the Oakland Athletics and Washington Nationals): Jeff Samardzija, Jason Hammel, Geovany Soto, Sam Fuld, Nate Schierholtz. 2) Since the formation of the National League central division in 1994, the Chicago Cubs have finished in first place just three...

Down on the Farm: Cubs’ Prospects Who Will Be Moved
October 18th, 2014 at 3:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** Reading into Chicago Cubs’ president Theo Epstein’s comments over the past month, it looks like the Cubs are just about ready to compete for a division title. Part of making that push could involve favoring major league talent over minor league talent, which means that the Cubs could look to...

Fan of the Week: Behind Enemy Lines
October 17th, 2014 at 4:00 PM
***PHOTO1*** It’s finally Friday and that means it’s time for our Fan of the Week! This weeks Fan of the Week is Cisco Mendiola. Here’s his paragraph of airtime: I am a lifelong loyal Southside Cubs Fan. Born and Raised in Chicago. I been going to Cubs games sense I was little;...

Addison Russell Taking Reps at Second Base
October 17th, 2014 at 3:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** There is no doubt that Chicago Cubs’ prospect Addison Russell has the best hands in the Cubs’ organization, and it has long been thought that he would be the team’s shortstop of the future. However, that may not be the plan anymore. Since reporting to the Arizona Fall League, Addison...

Giving the Chicago Cubs 2014 Rotation Its Due
October 16th, 2014 at 4:00 PM
***PHOTO1*** The Chicago Cubs’ rotation was pretty bad in 2014 on the whole. This is an issue that has been harped on for months now, but we haven’t yet taken the time to give those guys credit for their accomplishments. As a team, the Chicago Cubs were not able to translate...

All-Chicago Cubs Team by WAR (1990-2014)
October 14th, 2014 at 4:00 PM
***PHOTO1*** The all-Chicago Cubs lineup since the 1990 season by WAR: MGR: Lou Piniella – .519 Win% C- Rick Wilkins (1991-95), .254, 57 HR, 170 RBI 1B- Mark Grace (1990-2000) .303, 173 HR, 1146 RBI 2B- Ryne Sandberg (1990-1997) .284, 143 HR, 512 RBI 3B- Aramis Ramirez (2003-2011) .294, 239 HR, 806 RBI SS- Starlin Castro...

Bold Predictions: the Cubs Will Be a Top-5 NL Offense in 2015
October 13th, 2014 at 3:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** The Chicago Cubs’ biggest shortcoming in 2014 was their offensive production. The Cubs ranked near the bottom in almost every offensive category in the National League this past summer, but we predict that they will turn it around in 2015. Stat .ave .obp .slg HR K’s Runs/g NL Rank 12th 13th 7th 2nd 15th 12th (Stats per baseball-reference.com) The whole offensive approach will be different...