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Celebrating a Hero During the Season Dedicated to an Icon
April 16th, 2015 at 3:00 AM
It was a chilly spring night at Wrigley Field and, despite the occasion, baseball’s mantra of “business as usual” did it’s best to capture the attention of the 30,000 fans filing in through the turnstiles. April 15th, a league wide celebration of Jackie Robinson and the day that he broke...

Wood to Take the Hill Vs. Former Team on Jackie Robinson Day
April 15th, 2015 at 4:11 PM
***PHOTO1*** Travis Wood will look to rebound tonight against the Cincinnati Reds after a rough outing in his first start of the year last week in which he yielded three runs on seven hits over just 4.2 innings. If Wood needed any more juice to get up for this start he’s...

Cubs’ Soler is Off to Another Hot Start
April 14th, 2015 at 11:21 AM
***PHOTO1*** Jorge Soler made himself a household name last fall when he hit the ground running after making his major league debut in late August and it looks like he is planning on taking the league by storm again in the early weeks of the 2015 season. Soler hit two home...

The Conspiracy Theory Surrounding Yesterday’s Postponement
April 8th, 2015 at 3:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** Yesterday's game against the St. Louis Cardinals was postponed due to rain but the conspiracy theorist in me can't help but think that something wasn't quite right. The reason for the postponement, officially, was rain and their is some validity to that statement as the Chicagoland area did experience a...

Seven Reasons the Cubs Will Be Better than the White Sox in 2015
April 7th, 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...

Bold Predictions: a Slow Start Offensively
April 6th, 2015 at 3:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** The story of last night’s season opener (besides Jon Lester’s early exit) was the Chicago Cubs’ lack of offense. The team went 0-13 with runners in scoring position and managed just five hits against the St. Louis Cardinals in the 3-0 loss. Today’s bold prediction is to expect...

Sunday Spotlight: What Spring Training Tells Us About the 2015 Cubs
April 5th, 2015 at 3:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** The Chicago Cubs will kick off the 2015 season tonight against the St. Louis Cardinals at Wrigley Field and the expectations couldn’t be any higher. Theo Epstein splurged this off-season and brought in “The Coach” in Joe Maddon, “The Ace” in Jon Lester and has begun to promote “The...

Chicago Cubs Spring Training Wrap Up
April 4th, 2015 at 3:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** Spring Training is finally over! The Chicago Cubs will play a pair of exhibition games (yesterday & today) against the Arizona Diamondbacks before heading back to Chicago to take on the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday, but for all intents and purposes, Spring Training is done. Officially, the...

Lester Vs. Wainwright Highlights MLB’s Opening Weekend
April 3rd, 2015 at 3:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** We are only days away from the beginning of the 2015 MLB season and the Chicago Cubs will take center stage when they face off against the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday night. MLB opening weekend is always a show but this year features quite a few can’t-miss matchups: Sunday:...

Chicago Cubs Continue to Trim Roster
April 2nd, 2015 at 3:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** Joe Maddon and Theo Epstein have trimmed the Chicago Cubs’ roster to 32 players with the demotions of Junior Lake, Zac Rosscup and Brian Schlitter, according to Carrie Muskat. The demotion of Brian Schlitter is no surprise as he was up and down between the big leagues and AAA last...

The Impact of Javier Baez’s Absence
April 1st, 2015 at 3:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** The news that Javier Baez will start the 2015 season in AAA appears to have set a number of changes to the Chicago Cubs roster in motion. It has been thought all winter that Baez would be the Cubs’ Opening Day second baseman but now that he will be with...

BREAKING NEWS: Cubs Send Bryant, Baez, Russell Down to Minor Leagues
March 30th, 2015 at 12:29 PM
***PHOTO1*** BREAKING NEWS: According to Carrie Muskat, the Chicago Cubs have optioned Javier Baez to AAA and sent down, top prospects, Kris Bryant and Addison Russell. Player Games .ave .obp HR RBI Baez 16 .173 .218 1 1 Bryant 14 .425 .477 9 15 Russell 12 .324 .359 1 6 (Stats per Cubs.com) There has been intense speculation over the past couple of weeks about Javier Baez’s status on this year’s roster given his struggles this spring,...

Wrigley Field Renovations Suffer Another Setback
March 30th, 2015 at 3:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** We all know that the Wrigley Field bleachers will not be fully completed until June of this year and, although there was quite a bit of backlash when it was announced, most Chicago Cubs fans have come to terms with the reality of the situation. However, Cubs nation was...

Sunday Spotlight: Cubs’ Inexperience is Overplayed
March 29th, 2015 at 9:50 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...

Chicago Cubs Hitters Who are on the Bubble
March 26th, 2015 at 12:09 PM
***PHOTO1*** Earlier this week news broke that Joe Maddon told Javier Baez that he would make the Chicago Cubs’ Opening Day roster; however, Maddon came out a few days later calling the report untrue. Javier Baez will have to play the waiting game a bit longer to find out if he...

UPDATE: Wrigley Field Renovations Showing Progress
March 19th, 2015 at 3:00 PM
The Wrigley Field bleachers are still along way away from being completed but we are finally at the point in the project where real progress can be seen! I took a walk around the ballpark and took a few shots of the new construction since our last update. The first...

The Illusion That is MLB Spring Training
March 18th, 2015 at 11:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** Spring Training is absolutely the weirdest time of the year. It doesn’t matter if it’s the Cactus League or the Grapefruit League because it always ends up feeling more like the twilight zone. No matter how well or how poorly a player plays the reality of the situation...

How to Solve Joe Maddon’s #2 Hitter Dilemma
March 18th, 2015 at 3:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** Yesterday Carrie Muskat reported that, Cubs’ skipper, Joe Maddon has been wrestling with a number of options to fill the two-hole in the lineup but has little idea what he will, ultimately, end up doing. So far Maddon has commented on his use of Javier Baez, Tommy La Stella...

Padres Trounce Cubs in Matchup of Worst-to-First Hopefuls
March 17th, 2015 at 3:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** Yesterday’s Cactus League matchup of the Chicago Cubs at the San Diego Padres was set to be a preview of two the National League’s most improved teams but only the San Diego Padres impressed. Both the Cubs and Padres went to extreme lengths to improve their squads this past...

Bold Predictions: Kris Bryant Makes Opening Day Roster
March 16th, 2015 at 3:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** Kris Bryant’s status within the Chicago Cubs organization has been one of the most hotly contested topics of the off-season and has even gained the attention of the MLB player’s union. Kris Bryant, himself, has stoked the fire with his unbelievable performance during the first two weeks of Spring...