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Chicago Cubs Trades: Where are They Now?
December 12th, 2014 at 3:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** The Chicago Cubs have one of baseball’s best farm systems and it seems like only a matter of time before Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer deal some of the organization’s quality prospects to fill needs on the major league roster. If the Cubs make one of those moves this off-season,...

Dempster is Just One of Many to Join the Front Office Post-Retirement
December 9th, 2014 at 3:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** Last week, former Chicago Cubs starting pitcher, Ryan Dempster announced that he was officially retiring from baseball and that he would be joining he Chicago Cubs front office. Many believe that his primary role for the time being will be court, free agent starter, Jon Lester, whom he played...

Sunday Spotlight: Impact of Martinez’s Addition to Cubs’ Staff
December 7th, 2014 at 3:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** Yesterday, the Chicago Cubs announced that they would be adding Dave Martinez to the team’s 2015 coaching staff as the bench coach. Martinez, 50, served as Joe Maddon’s bench coach for seven years with the Tampa Bay Rays and was originally viewed as Maddon’s successor after he left to join...

Fan of the Week: When Baseball Becomes a Family Affair
December 5th, 2014 at 3:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** It’s finally Friday again, and that means it’s time for our Fan of the Week! When choosing our Fan of the Week, we like to select individuals who are true baseball people, but nowadays it seems like that term is thrown around so loosely and applied to anyone who claims...

Grading the Chicago Cubs’ Off-season So Far
December 3rd, 2014 at 3:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** With the addition of Joe Maddon this offseason, the Chicago Cubs were declared possible playoff contenders, putting the team about a year ahead of schedule. As they stand right now, though, the Cubs are not significantly better than they were in 2014, so Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer need to...

Sunday Spotlight: Cubs’ Minor League Pitchers
November 30th, 2014 at 3:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** We discussed yesterday how the Chicago Cubs have the top-ranked minor league system in the National League Central and one of the best in all of baseball, but the group is often criticized for being comprised almost exclusively of hitters. Aside from CJ Edwards, many evaluators believe that the Cubs’...

Fan of the Week: Preserving Wrigley
November 28th, 2014 at 3:00 PM
***PHOTO1*** Hopefully everyone had a great Thanksgiving yesterday and is able to relax during this long weekend. Friday has found us once again and that means it’s time for our Fan of the Week. This week’s Fan of the Week is particularly special to me because not only has she supported...

Wrigley Field Could Be Without Bleachers on Opening Day
November 28th, 2014 at 3:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** As you all know, the Chicago Cubs have almost completely torn down Wrigley Field’s outfield bleachers as part of the stadium’s extensive, five-year facelift. But what would happen if the project were to fall behind? According to ESPN.com and Chicago Cubs president of business operations, Crane Kenny, there...

Cubs to Sell Pieces of Wrigley Field & Renovation Update
November 25th, 2014 at 3:00 PM
***PHOTO1*** The moment that many of us have been waiting for is finally here! The Chicago Cubs announced yesterday that they will begin auctioning off pieces of Wrigley Field; items include bleacher benches, scoreboard flags, infield dirt and more. For more info on how to get in on the...

Down on the Farm: Edwards Moves One Step Closer
November 22nd, 2014 at 10:39 AM
***PHOTO1*** CJ Edwards, the Chicago Cubs’ top pitching prospect, moved one step closer to making his big league dream a reality on Thursday when the club added him to the 40-man roster. As a member of the Cubs’ 40-man roster, Edwards will receive protection in next month’s rule-5 draft and will...

Wishful Thinking: Chicago Cubs’ Lineup of “What-If’s”
November 21st, 2014 at 3:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** In recent years, the Chicago Cubs have run into a bit of bad luck in terms of catching players at the right time in their careers. Whether it was trading Josh Donaldson, Ryan Flaherty, DJ LaMahieu, Dontrelle Willis, or Josh Hamilton before they reached their potential, getting diminished and/or brief...

MLB Free Agent Tracker: Jon Lester
November 20th, 2014 at 2:00 PM
***PHOTO1*** Jon Lester’s visit to Chicago has come and gone, and it is now time to focus on when he will decide to sign a contract. As we mentioned yesterday, Jon Lester will have no shortage of suitors, and it appears that the first offer has been made. The Boston Red...

The Chicago Cubs’ Minor League Excellence
November 18th, 2014 at 1:00 PM
***PHOTO1*** The Chicago Cubs are one of baseball’s youngest teams and have yet to reach their collective potential at the big league level; however, big things are expected from the 2015 group, and for good reason. A number of the Cubs’ current players put up outstanding numbers in their final minor...

Fan of the Week: Playoff Bound
November 14th, 2014 at 1:00 PM
***PHOTO1*** Friday has found us once again and it’s now time for our Fan of the Week! This week’s Fan of the Week is Rowan Campbell. Rowan has been one of our most passionate followers over the past few weeks and has a love for the Chicago Cubs that is infectious....

Chicago Cubs Send Scout to See Cuban Stud Moncada
November 14th, 2014 at 3:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** According to MLBtraderumors.com, the Chicago Cubs have sent a scout to take a look at Cuban shortstop Yoan Moncada. This may be the first that you are hearing of the 19-year-old stud, but it will certainly not be the last. Moncada is expected to make the jump to the major...

Chicago Cubs Fact Pack: Money Ball
November 12th, 2014 at 4:00 PM
***PHOTO1*** 1. Carlos Peña is the only Chicago Cubs’ player to record 100 walks in a season in the past decade. He walked 101 times in 2011, more than twice as many as the next closest Cub that year (Kosuke Fukudome, 46BB). 2. The Chicago Cubs have finished in the bottom...

MLB to Investigate Cubs for Tampering
November 11th, 2014 at 3:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** The buzz about the Chicago Cubs’ signing of Joe Maddon appears to have finally died down, but the lull could be short lived. This weekend, major league baseball, at the request of the Tampa Bay Rays, launched an investigation into whether or not the Chicago Cubs complied with league rules...

Sunday Spotlight: New Pace of Game Rules
November 9th, 2014 at 3:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** This year in the Arizona Fall League, the MLB has begun to seriously experiment with a number of things to help speed up the game. MLB officials are afraid that baseball’s popularity is being hurt due to the length of games, which has reached an average of about three hours....

Cubs’ Ex-Manager Rick Renteria is a Class Act
November 6th, 2014 at 4:00 PM
***PHOTO1*** Almost all of the news surrounding new Chicago Cubs’ manager Joe Maddon has been about his impact on the 2015 squad and the fishy circumstances under which he left the Tampa Bay Rays. But what about former skipper Rick Renteria? Early reports after the Maddon signing were that Renteria was...

Why the Chicago Cubs Should Avoid Russell Martin
November 6th, 2014 at 3:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** There have been mixed reports over the past few days concerning the Chicago Cubs and Pittsburgh Pirates’ catcher Russell Martin. Assuming that Martin turns down the Pirates $15.3 million dollar qualifying offer, there will be no shortage of suitors for his services, but will the Cubs be one of them?...