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Cubs to Implement Mental Skills Training: Importance of the Mental Side of the Baseball
February 26th, 2015 at 3:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** For a long time baseball has neglected the mental side of the game and for a long time talented players have lost their careers to weak mental states. This week, Theo Epstein, Jed Hoyer and Joe Maddon will begin the implementation of the Chicago Cubs’ new mental skills program. The...

Sosa Remains Lone Steroid-Era Kingpin Exiled from Baseball
February 25th, 2015 at 3:45 PM
***PHOTO1*** These days, Chicago Cubs fans’ opinions of Sammy Sosa are very one sided; they HATE him. Which is funny given that a little more than a decade ago Sosa was the toast of Chicago, and before that one of the most beloved players in the league. The issue...

Cubs to Hold First Full-Team Workout of 2015
February 25th, 2015 at 12:35 PM
***PHOTO1*** The Chicago Cubs’ position players officially joined the pitchers and catchers and reported to Spring Training yesterday, though many have been at camp for some time now. The Cubs are holding their first full-team workout at the writing of this article and all appears to be going swimmingly. The intensity...

MLB NEWS: Youk and Manny to Be Part of 2015 Staff
February 24th, 2015 at 10:28 AM
***PHOTO1*** Announced this morning by Carrie Muskat and Bruce Levine, Kevin Youkilis and Manny Ramirez will serve as consultants to the Chicago Cubs in 2015. News broke last week that Kevin Youkilis would be joining the Cubs as a special assistant to the GM but we weren’t 100% sure about...

Lester Ready to Assume Role as Cubs’ Ace
February 23rd, 2015 at 11:49 AM
***PHOTO1*** We all assumed this day was coming when the Chicago Cubs announced the signing of Jon Lester to a six-year, $155 million contract but now it is official. When asked who would be his opening day starter, Cubs’ Skipper, Joe Maddon left little doubt; it’ll be Lester. Jon Lester has developed...

Sunday Spotlight: Cubs’ Inexperience is Overplayed
February 22nd, 2015 at 3:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** Heading into the 2015 season, the expectations that have been placed upon the Chicago Cubs could not be any higher. Much of the hype has been created by the Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer’s off-season additions; guys like Jon Lester, Miguel Montero, Dexter Fowler, and David Ross, but there...

Ten Reasons Why Everyone Loves Spring Training
February 20th, 2015 at 3:00 AM
It’s finally here! The Chicago Cubs’ pitchers and catchers will hold their first official workout later today and Spring Training will finally be underway. Spring Training is one of the best times of the year, for both the players and the fans, and it’s about time someone gave...

Spring Training Bullets: Bard, Youk, and Two Dilemmas
February 19th, 2015 at 11:05 AM
***PHOTO1*** · The Chicago Cubs’ pitchers and catchers will hold their first official workout of the spring tomorrow, although many players have been down in Mesa for a few weeks now. One pitcher to keep an eye on will be, former Boston Red Sox setup man, Daniel Bard. Bard, 29, was...

Let Spring Training Begin! Cubs Welcome Pitchers and Catchers to Camp
February 19th, 2015 at 3:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** The long awaited day is finally here! The Chicago Cubs’ pitchers and catchers will report to the team’s Spring Training facility in Mesa, Arizona today and will have their first workout tomorrow. Only about half of the Cubs roster will be present (position players are scheduled to report on the...

Kris Bryant’s Rank Among MLB Third Basemen
February 18th, 2015 at 3:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** Kris Bryant’s status on the MLB roster will be one of the most hotly debated topics of the Chicago Cubs’ Spring Training this year. Bryant, currently ranked as the no. two prospect in all of baseball by MLB.com, is the best third basemen in the entire Cubs organization but he...

Bold Predictions: Homegrown Products Will Dominate Cubs’ Future
February 16th, 2015 at 3:00 AM
The St. Louis Cardinals and Boston Red Sox have proven in recent years that the key to building a contending team, year after year, is a strong minor league system. Having a system that is continuously pumping out major league talent allows teams to reload, as opposed to rebuild,...

Fan of the Week: 2014 Struggles Will Enable 2015 Success
February 13th, 2015 at 3:00 PM
***PHOTO1*** We have made it through another week and the weekend is upon us once again! This week's Fan of the Week comes to us from our pack of twitter followers and has been our most engaged reader over the past few weeks. Congratulations to Scott Griffith (@illini_dad) for...

MLB News: Ted Lilly’s Future with Cubs Uncertain
February 13th, 2015 at 3:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** Former Chicago Cubs' pitcher, Ted Lilly has been in the news recently for being accused of insurance fraud. According to Yahoo Sports, Lilly, 39, will avoid jail time and will, instead, be required to complete 250 hours of community service and will serve two years of informal probation and...

Cubs’ Persuit of Shields a Sign of Change
February 10th, 2015 at 3:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** Even though, prized free agent starter, James Shields decided to sign with the San Diego Padres earlier this week, the fact that the Chicago Cubs were in on the 33-year-old right hander is a very good sign. To the frustration of Cubs nation, the Chicago Cubs have been very...

Ten Reasons the Cubs Will Be Better than the White Sox in 2015
February 5th, 2015 at 3:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** After a plethora of off-season moves by both the Chicago Cubs and Chicago White Sox it looks like .500 baseball is on its way back to Chicago. Both teams finished with a record of 73-89 in 2014 and should improve this year but we have a feeling that the...

Predicting the Chicago Cubs’ Opening Day Roster
February 3rd, 2015 at 3:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** Now that football is officially over it’s time for us to turn our attention to baseball! There are so many storylines to follow as the Chicago Cubs prepare for Spring Training but today we are going to take a look at who should be on Joe Maddon’s opening day...

Fan of the Week: South Bend Connection
January 30th, 2015 at 3:00 PM
(Photo credit to Rikk Carlson) We have reached the end of another week and it is now time, once again, for our Fan of the Week! This week’s Fan of the Week come to us from our Twitter following and may be the most excited person for the 2015 season;...

Cubs’ 2015 Rotation Could Rival That of the 2003 Team
January 30th, 2015 at 3:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** All the excitement surrounding the Chicago Cubs’ 2015 season has fans reminiscing of the 2003 squad, the last Cubs’ team to make some noise in the post season. I don’t think any of us need a reminder of how that season ended but the talent on that roster and...

Despite Rooftop Owners’ Efforts, Cubs Get Approval for Outfield Video Boards
January 29th, 2015 at 11:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** According to Curbed.com the Chicago Cubs received approval for the addition of two new video boards located in left and right field this morning. This news will make the team’s fight with the rooftop owners very interesting as the group filed suit last week against the team over this very...

Mid-Week Debate: Eliminating Defensive Shifts in the MLB
January 29th, 2015 at 3:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** The first big debate that has been brought to the table under, new MLB commissioner, Rob Manfred is the issue of defensive shifts. Fact: the offensive production in major leagues is on the decline, according to baseball-reference.com; runs per game decreased for the third year in a row in...