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Projecting the Chicago Cubs 2017 Starting Lineup
June 14th, 2014 at 6:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** The timeline for the Chicago Cubs rebuilding process says that the team will be ready to compete for a title in 2016 at the earliest.  So for argument sake, lets extrapolate to 2017 when the Cubs will be legitimate contenders.  The Cubs have so many exciting prospects coming through the...

The Trouble in Playing for a Perennially Terrible Team
June 7th, 2014 at 6:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** The Cubs biggest challenge that they have had to overcome the past few seasons is the same problem that they will face in the coming years as they try and turn the franchise into a playoff contender.  That problem is the culture of losing.  When a team has a culture...

Cubs Release Renderings of Wrigley Renovation
May 27th, 2014 at 4:36 PM
***PHOTO1*** The long and controversial debate over new additions and renovations to Wrigley Field took a step forward today! Per ESPN.com, we now have some visuals to debate over!!  Tell us your opinions below!

Potential Short Stop Debate Does not Concern Chicago Cubs GM Theo Epstein
February 6th, 2013 at 10:59 AM
When Keith Law of ESPN released his annual top-100 minor leaguers this week, he pencilled in Cubs shortstop prospect Javier Baez in the number 31 spot. While this seems like a wonderful thing, the team's cornerstone player, Starlin Castro, already occupies that position. Although it could be cause for some...

Chicago Cubs Miss Out on Anibal Sanchez as Pitcher Signs with Detroit Tigers; Cubs Offer $77.5 Million
December 14th, 2012 at 10:04 AM
One of the Cubs top targets for the offseason has slipped through their fingers, but you can't knock their effort. Anibal Sanchez has reportedly signed with the Detroit Tigers of five-years, $80 million, signing for more than the $77.5 million offered by the Cubs. The righty, who was 9-13 with...

Ryan Dempster and Chicago Cubs Discussing Possible Return
December 9th, 2012 at 10:00 PM
Major League sources have confirmed that the Cubs are having talks about a possible comeback for Ryan Dempster, the team's former ace who was traded to the Texas Rangers last season. Dempster has reportedly turn downed offers during the offseason, keeping the possibility of him donning Cubs pinstripes alive. If...

Ian Stewart Returns to Chicago Cubs for Second Season
December 6th, 2012 at 7:12 PM
After allowing third baseman Ian Stewart to test the free agent marker by not tendering a contract offer, the Chicago Cubs have resigned the former Colorado Rockie. Stewart spent last season in Chicago battling injuries, limited him to only 55 games. The move most likely means the end of the...

Jim Deshaies Joins Chicago Cubs Broadcasting Booth
December 3rd, 2012 at 9:29 PM
The search for Bob Brenly's replacement as TV color man of the Chicago Cubs is over, as Jim Deshaies has been tabbed to pair up with Len Kasper. Deshaies had spent over a decade with the Houston Astros in the same position, calling games in Houston since 1997. The team's...

Chicago Cubs Sign Coveted Japanese Pitcher Kyuji Fujikawa to Two-Year Contract
December 2nd, 2012 at 5:58 PM
The Cubs have reportedly made their biggest splash of the offseason, picking up Kyuji Fujikawa. Though no statement from the team has been released, Ken Rosenthal, among other reports the deal is done. Fujikawa has spent his 12-year career with the Hanshin Tigers, racking up 220 saves and a miniscule 1.77...

Pitcher Scott Feldman Inks Deal with Chicago Cubs
November 28th, 2012 at 11:44 PM
***PHOTO1*** The Cubs continued their offseason pickups by acquiring Scott Feldman, who signed a one-year deal worth up to $7 million following eight years with the Texas Rangers. As first reported by ESPN's Buster Olney, the deal was made on Tuesday. Feldman is the second starting pitcher Chicago has signed...

Chicago Cubs Reported to Be Interested in Miami Marlins Slugger Giancarlo Stanton
November 27th, 2012 at 7:15 PM
The Chicago Cubs may be making a big splash this offseason, as the team is rumored to be pursuing Giancarlo Stanton. The Marlins are having their traditional fire sale, and if Chicago could cash in, Stanton would be a major pickup for a team that lacks power in the lineup....

Shawn Camps Signs One Year Deal with Chicago Cubs
November 21st, 2012 at 12:49 PM
The Cubs have solidified their bullpen, resigning Shawn Camps to a one year, $1.35 million deal. The 37 year-old journeymen reliever had a stellar 2012 campaign in Chicago, posting a 3-6 record with a 3.59 ERA. He also pitched as much as he ever had in his career, tying his...

Chicago Cubs 101: Miami Marlins and Toronto Blue Jays on the Verge of Mega-Trade
November 13th, 2012 at 9:44 PM
***PHOTO1*** We don't normally talk about non-Cubs related manners on Chicago Cubs 101, but sometimes things in the baseball world are just too big to go unnoticed. While the potential blockbuster trade brewing between the Toronto Blue Jays and Miami Marlins may not directly involve the Cubs, save for the...

Chicago Cubs Set to Focus on Pitching During Offseason
November 8th, 2012 at 7:35 PM
As the general manager meetings of 2012 begin to heat up, the Chicago Cubs are ready to make some moves to improve upon their 101 loss season. Entering the second year of the Theo Epstein/Jed Hoyer regime, the team is blessed with some space in their payroll which should allow...

Chicago Cubs Narrow Broadcaster Search Down to Five
November 6th, 2012 at 10:10 PM
The replacement for Bob Brenly may soon be announced. The Cubs are set to begin interviews this week with five candidates: Dan Plesac, Rick Sutcliffe, Eric Karros, Todd Hollandsworth, and Gary Matthews as confirmed by sources to Comcast Sportsnet. As Brenly begins his new job with the Arizona Diamondbacks, the...

As Chicago Cubs Outfielder Bryan LaHair Turns 30, His Future with the Team Remains Unclear
November 5th, 2012 at 8:49 PM
Bryan LaHair, one of only two All-Stars for the Chicago Cubs last season, turns 30 today. As the outfielder grows out of his twenties, it is unclear what kind of role he will grow into with the Cubs. While he flourished in the first half of the season and captivated...

Chicago Cubs Pitcher Chris Volstad Claimed Off Waivers by Kansas City Royals
October 26th, 2012 at 4:09 PM
The Chicago Cubs will need to go on without Chris Volstad in 2013, as the pitcher has been claimed off waivers by the Kansas City Royals. That shouldn't be all that hard for the Cubs though, as Volstad was simply abysmal during his brief stint in the Windy City. In his...

Chicago Cubs Looking to Diminish Ticket Scalping
October 25th, 2012 at 3:22 PM
The Chicago Cubs are taking a stance on ticket scalpers, sending out a letter to 45 season ticket holders letting them know that their licenses to purchase season tickets have been revoked, according to an ESPN article.  The Cubs researched season ticket holders that seemed likely to be scalping season tickets,...

Chicago Cubs Give Assistant General Manager Randy Bush Contract Extension
October 23rd, 2012 at 7:56 PM
The Cubs have given a three-year extension to Randy Bush, the assistant general manager of the ball club. The signing was first reported by the Chicago Tribune, who broke the news earlier today. Bush has been with the team since 2005, when he brought on to assist then GM Jim Hendry ***PHOTO1*** Bush...

Who Should Replace Bob Brenly as Chicago Cubs Television Analyst?
October 21st, 2012 at 10:31 PM
Now that Bob Brenly has left the Wrigley Field broadcasting booth to make a homecoming in Arizona, serving as the Diamondbacks color man, the Cubs will need to fill his seat. After serving eight years in the position, Brenly has certainly left behind some big shoes to fill. While the team...