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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?...

Repercussions of Maddon Hiring on Cubs’ Coaching Staff
November 5th, 2014 at 3:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** The Chicago Cubs officially introduced Joe Maddon and his five-year, $25 million dollar deal on Monday, and it is now time to start thinking about his staff. Normally, newly hired managers bring in their own staff. However, given the way in which Maddon was hired, he may not have that...

Chicago Cubs Fact Pack: Foreign Imports
November 4th, 2014 at 4:00 PM
***PHOTO1*** 1. It appears that the number of Japanese imports has slowed in major league baseball in recent years, but the Chicago Cubs have had their fair share over the past few seasons. Here is how they faired during their time in Chicago, ranked by WAR. Player WAR Years with CHC Kosuke Fukudome 5.1 2008-2011 Tsuyoshi Wada 1.6 2013 Hisanori Takahashi 0.0 2013 So...

BREAKING NEWS: Chicago Cubs Officially Introduce Joe Maddon
November 3rd, 2014 at 5:30 PM
***PHOTO1*** It’s Official! The Chicago Cubs held a press conference this afternoon where they officially announced Joe Maddon as their new manager. Maddon, who signed a five-year, $25 million deal, is widely considered one of the best managers in baseball and has an uncanny ability to get the most out of...

Chicago Cubs Fact Pack: the Draft
November 1st, 2014 at 12:05 PM
***PHOTO1*** 1. Since 2002, the Chicago Cubs have had 19 first round draft picks, 6 of which have been in the top 10. The Cumulative MLB WAR of those 19 draft picks is 22.7. Excluding Kyle Schwarber, Kris Bryant, Albert Almora, Pierce Johnson, and Paul Blackburn (they are still developing...

Renteria Out, Maddon on the Way
November 1st, 2014 at 3:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** The news that we have been waiting all week for finally broke yesterday; Joe Maddon is on his way to the Chicago Cubs. Nothing is “on the record” yet, but it has been made known that the team will officially introduce Joe Maddon as the new manager in a press...

Fan of the Week: Perpetual Hope
October 31st, 2014 at 4:00 PM
***PHOTO1*** It’s Finally Friday again and that means it’s time for our Fan of the Week! This week’s Fan of the Week is Jeff Weggen! Jeff was our biggest supporter this week as he made the most significant contribution to our ongoing efforts to grow our fan base. ...

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...