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A Second Look at the Cubs’ Mid-Summer Blockbuster
October 4th, 2014 at 4:00 PM
***PHOTO1*** It’s always fun to look back on big trades and evaluate who made out better in the exchange. We now have enough information to make an accurate first judgment of this summer’s blockbuster that sent Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel to the Oakland Athletics in exchange for Addison Russell,...

Down on the Farm: Rookies to Watch for in 2015
October 4th, 2014 at 6:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** The Chicago Cubs saw a huge influx of rookies on their roster in 2014 and that trend looks to continue in 2015 as they continue to progress with their total rebuild. As we mentioned earlier this week, the Cubs’ still have an unbelievably deep farm system, even without Javier Baez,...

The Drive Home, Cubs’ October 2nd Edition
October 2nd, 2014 at 4:00 PM
***PHOTO1*** 1. The trio of Arismendy Alcantara, Javier Baez and Jorge Soler need to be better if the Cubs are going to compete in 2015. In 146 games between the three of them, they posted cumulative WAR of 0.6, according to baseball-reference.com. Looking at three similar players; SS Jhonny Peralta, CF...

Theo Epstein Believes the Cubs Can Win the NL Central in 2015
October 2nd, 2014 at 3:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** Chicago Cubs’ president, Theo Epstein stated this week that he believes his team can win the National League central division in 2015. The Cubs finished in last place in the central this season with a record of 73-89 and were marked by wild inconsistency all summer. That’s not...

Minor League Wrap-Up: Cubs’ Top Prospects
September 30th, 2014 at 6:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** Yesterday we discussed the Cubs’ rookies who made their major league debut in 2014; today we discuss the Cubs’ top prospects to are on the verge. It was a great year for the Cubs’ minor league teams; the Kane County Cougars (A) won the Midwest League championship, the Daytona...

Chicago Cubs’ 2014 Rookie Wrap Up
September 29th, 2014 at 4:00 PM
***PHOTO1*** 2014 was the “year of the rookie” for the Chicago Cubs with 10 players making their major league debuts this summer. The majority of whom figure to play a role in the team’s future plans. Player Games .ave .obp HR RBI Arismendy Alcantara 70 .205 .254 10 29 Javier Baez 52 .169 .227 9 20 Rafael Lopez 7 .182 .286 0 1 Jorge Soler 24 .292 .330 5 20 Matt Szczur 33 .226 .273 2 5 (Stats per Cubs.com) The Cubs’ rookie bats left something to be desired...

Possible Off-Season Targets for the Chicago Cubs (Non-Pitchers)
September 27th, 2014 at 4:00 PM
***PHOTO1*** The Chicago Cubs have a big off-season ahead of them as they look to move out of the cellar in 2015 and compete for a title in 2016. We have discussed the options and possible moves regarding the team’s pitching staff, but we have yet to dive into the...

Chicago Cubs Fact Pack, September 26th
September 26th, 2014 at 12:00 PM
***PHOTO1*** 1. Of the nine players who started for the Chicago Cubs on opening day (Welington Castillo, Anthony Rizzo, Darwin Barney, Starlin Castro, Mike Olt, Junior Lake, Emilio Bonifacio, Nate Schierholtz and Jeff Samardzija) only three have spent the entire 2014 season with the Chicago Cubs (Castillo, Rizzo & Castro). The...

BREAKING NEWS: Cubs’ New Class a Affilliate to Change Name
September 26th, 2014 at 6:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** The Chicago Cubs announced last week that they were moving their class A affiliate from Kane County to South Bend, Indiana, and this week they announced that the South Bend Silver Hawks will be known as the South Bend Cubs in 2015. Frequently minor league affiliates keep their names...

Chicago Cubs Fact Pack, September 25th
September 25th, 2014 at 12:00 PM
***PHOTO1*** 1. With last night’s 3-1 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals, the Chicago Cubs finished the 2014 season with a 41-40 record at Wrigley Field. It is the first time since 2009 (46-34) that the Cubs have been better than .500 at home, per ESPN.com. 2. 2014 has been the...

BREAKING NEWS: Things are About to Change at Wrigley
September 25th, 2014 at 11:21 AM
***PHOTO1*** BREAKING NEWS: Now that the Chicago Cubs have played their final home game of 2014, the Wrigley Field renovations are set to begin, according to Carrie Muskat. The Cubs will put their four-year renovation plan into action this week and hope to complete a number of crucial pieces before...

Cubs’ Players Who Have the Most to Prove
September 25th, 2014 at 6:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** The Cubs open their final series of 2014 today against the Milwaukee Brewers (in Milwaukee) and although these games mean nothing in terms of this season, there could be greater implications for the 2015 season. This series could prove to be crucial for a number of Cubs’ players who are...

Chicago Cubs Have Shown Flashes in 2014
September 24th, 2014 at 4:00 PM
***PHOTO1*** On the whole, 2014 has been a disappointing year for the Chicago Cubs. With four games left in the regular season, the team is 18 games under .500, their two best players have missed nearly a month a piece, two of their regular starting pitchers have ERA’s over 5.00 and...

5 Reasons the Chicago Cubs Will Win Tonight
September 23rd, 2014 at 4:00 PM
***PHOTO1*** No one gave the Chicago Cubs much of a chance to win last night’s game against the St. Louis Cardinals, simply because Adam Wainwright was taking the hill for the Cardinals. However, tonight is a different story. Tonight, the Cubs send, rookie sensation, Kyle Hendricks up against Shelby Miller and...

Final Cubs Vs. Cards Series of 2014: How They Stack Up
September 22nd, 2014 at 4:00 PM
***PHOTO1*** The Chicago Cubs open their final home series of 2014 tonight against the, playoff bound, St. Louis Cardinals at 7:05ct. The Cards have already clinched a playoff berth, but wouldn’t it be great to watch the Cubs’ deny them the chance to win the division? Here is how the two...

Cub Fan Friday: Fan of the Week
September 19th, 2014 at 4:00 PM
***PHOTO1*** It’s finally Friday and that means its time for our Fan of the Week! This week’s Fan of the Week is Dominic Pawlowski. Here’s what he has to say in his paragraph of airtime: The 1992 Chicago Cubs were my dream team and had an incredible roster but they still couldn't...

BREAKING NEWS: Chicago Cubs Replace Boise as a- Affiliate
September 19th, 2014 at 11:04 AM
***PHOTO1*** BREAKING NEWS: According to bleedcubbieblue.com and Steve Mims, the Chicago Cubs have officially parted ways with their A- affiliate, the Boise Hawks, after 14 years. The Cubs have signed a two-year deal with the Eugene Emeralds, who the organization was partnered with back in 1999 & 2000. The...

Chicago Cubs Fact Pack, September 18th
September 18th, 2014 at 12:00 PM
***PHOTO1*** 1. Chicago Cubs’ starter, Edwin Jackson makes his first start since August 20th tomorrow against the Los Angeles Dodgers. According to baseball-reference.com, Jackson is 4-2 with a 3.40 ERA and a WHIP of 1.311 in seven career starts against the Dodgers. Much more impressive than his 2014 line of...

BREAKING NEWS: Cubs are Leaving Kane County Cougars
September 18th, 2014 at 11:09 AM
***PHOTO1*** BREAKING NEWS: According to Bleacher Nation, the Chicago Cubs have decided to leave the Kane County Cougars as their class A affiliate. The Cubs have agreed to a deal two-year deal with the South Bend Silver Silver Hawks, who have been with the Arizona Diamondbacks organization for the past...

BREAKING NEWS: Daytona Cubs are on the Move
September 16th, 2014 at 4:23 PM
***PHOTO1*** BREAKING NEWS: According to Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune, the Chicago Cubs have officially agreed to move their A+ affiliate to Myrtle Beach, SC and will join the Carolina League. The agreement will keep the Cubs A+ affiliate there through the 2016 season. The Chicago Cubs had...