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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,...

Chicago Cubs’ 2014 Year End Wrap-Up
September 29th, 2014 at 2:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** The Chicago Cubs’ season came to an end yesterday with their 5-2 win over the Milwaukee Brewers, giving them a 73-89 mark on the year. The Cubs’ didn’t exactly have a year to write home about but there were certainly a number of highlights in, Manager, Rick Renteria’s first...

Chicago Cubs Fact Pack, September 12th
September 12th, 2014 at 12:00 PM
***PHOTO1*** 1. The Chicago Cubs enter play today riding a six-game losing streak and will take on the Pittsburgh Pirates this weekend for the final time this season. The Cubs are 4-12 against the Pirates thus far and have yet to win more than one game in any series against them...

The Challenges of Facing a Former Team
August 23rd, 2014 at 6:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** Chicago Cubs’ pitchers, Jake Arrieta and Pedro Strop threw brilliantly against the Baltimore Orioles, their former team, yesterday. Arrieta picked up the win, allowing just one run on four hits over seven innings and Strop struck out two in a scoreless eighth inning en route to a 4-1 win. ...

Cubs’ Send Jackson to the Diamondbacks
August 15th, 2014 at 10:37 AM
***PHOTO1*** BREAKING NEWS: According to Carrie Muskat, the Chicago Cubs have sent, former first round draft pick, Brett Jackson to the Arizona Diamondbacks in exchange for minor league RHP Blake Cooper. Jackson had spent all of 2014 with the Iowa Cubs (AAA) and had struggled mightily, hitting .210 with five home runs...

Chicago Cubs Latest Addition: Who is Victor Caratini?
August 1st, 2014 at 6:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** The Chicago Cubs’ big addition yesterday came in the form of catching prospect Victor Caratini.  Caratini, an A-ball catcher for the Atlanta Braves, was acquired in the final minutes before the trade deadline in exchange for Emilio Bonifacio and James Russell, and many fans are wondering, “Who is this kid?”  Level Games .ave .obp HR RBI Rookie...

How the Cubs Plan to Use Felix Doubront
July 31st, 2014 at 4:00 PM
***PHOTO1*** The Chicago Cubs struck a deal to acquire LHP Felix Doubront from the Boston Red Sox yesterday, much to the chagrin of a number of Cubs fans.  Doubront, 26, was having a down year, to put it nicely, going 2-4 with a 6.07 ERA in 17 appearances this year for...

Cubs’ Deal Emilio Bonifacio and James Russell to Atlanta
July 31st, 2014 at 3:53 PM
***PHOTO1*** BREAKING NEWS: The Chicago Cubs have officially traded utility man Emilio Bonifacio and LHP James Russell to the Atlanta Braves.  The Cubs receive catching prospect Victor Caratini.  Caratini, currently in A-ball, was the Braves 2nd round pick draft pick in 2013 and is their 7th overall prospect. This officially Wraps up...

Breaking News: Cubs to Acquire Doubront
July 30th, 2014 at 2:34 PM
***PHOTO1*** BREAKING NEWS: Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports that the Chicago Cubs have struck a deal for Boston Red Sox starter Felix Doubront.  The Red Sox will receive a player to be named later in the deal. Doubront, 26, has struggled this year, posting 2-4 record and a 6.07 ERA in...

Which Lefty Should the Cubs’ Deal?
July 30th, 2014 at 6:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** The July 31st trade deadline is inching closer by the minute and it is time for the Cubs to make a move.  There has been significant speculation that the Cubs will trade one of their two left-handed relievers, James Russell or Wesley Wright.  Russell and Wright, both second-year arbitration eligible...

Trade Deadline: Chicago Cubs’ Trade History
July 29th, 2014 at 6:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** The July 31st trade deadline is just days away and many Cub fans are waiting with baited breath to see who will be the next Cub to go.  So far in 2014, the big moves have been the blockbuster that send Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel to the Oakland Athletics...

Darwin Barney Acquired by LA Dodgers
July 28th, 2014 at 2:35 PM
***PHOTO1*** Breaking New: Former Chicago Cubs' second baseman Darwin Barney, who was designated for assignment earlier in the week, has been acquired by the Los Angeles Dodgers.  The Cubs will receive a player to be named later as part of the deal. Barney hit .230 in 217 plate appearances for the Cubs...

Chicago Cubs Scuffling Since Blockbuster Deal
July 26th, 2014 at 6:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** The Chicago Cubs are a whopping 4-13 since pulling off a blockbuster deal that sent Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel to the Oakland Athletics in exchange for a haul of prospects.  Since the deal was made based on future returns some fans are struggling to agree with the move in...

Likely on the Move; Breaking Down the Odds for Each Cubs’ Outfielder
July 25th, 2014 at 6:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** According to the Chicago Cubs official active roster they have six outfielders.  Most teams today carry no more than four, which means that the Cubs will likely be looking to trade at least two (if not more) of their outfielders in the coming week.  Here are the chances that each...

Stop Blaming Cubs’ Losing Streak on Samardzija Trade
July 9th, 2014 at 4:00 PM
***PHOTO1*** Since Trading Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel to the Oakland Athletics last weekend, the Chicago Cubs’ are 0-5 and some Cubs fans are wining.  Stop it.  That trade had next to nothing to do with the Cubs’ current skid.  Coming into each of their respective series with the Cubs both...

The Impact of Trades on a Team’s Chemistry
July 9th, 2014 at 6:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** Trades happen all the time in baseball but their impact is deeper than just putting on a different uniform.  Trades can have a tremendous impact on a team’s chemistry and their clubhouse atmosphere.  Last week the Chicago Cubs traded away Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel, two guys who were veterans...

New Faces in the Chicago Cubs’ Rotation
July 8th, 2014 at 4:00 PM
***PHOTO1*** With Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel gone the Cubs have made a few moves within the organization to fill the void.  As speculated last week (and confirmed by Carrie Muskat today), Dallas Beeler and Kyle Hendricks will fill the two open spots in the Cubs’ rotation.  In addition, Tsuyoshi Wada...

Chicago Cubs Trade Central: Who’s Going Next?
July 6th, 2014 at 6:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** The Chicago Cubs proved on Friday that they are not waiting until the trade deadline; they are in sell mode right now.  Friday’s big trade that send Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel to the Oakland Athletics in exchange for Dan Strailey and the A’s top two prospects has fans wondering...

Breaking Down the Chicago Cubs’ Blockbuster Deal
July 5th, 2014 at 4:00 PM
Late last night the Chicago Cubs pulled the trigger on a blockbuster deal that sent Jeff Samardzija AND Jason Hammel to the Oakland Athletics in exchange for SS Addison Russell, OF Billy McKinney and RHP Dan Strailey.  This deal comes as a huge surprise to most because of its timing...

Chicago Cubs Internal Options for Post-Deadline Rotation
July 4th, 2014 at 4:00 PM
***PHOTO1*** With the trade deadline fast approaching and much of the Chicago Cubs’ starting rotation apparently available, who could we taking the mound for the Northsiders in the second half?   Kyle Hendricks, RHP, Iowa Cubs Although it’s a thin field, Kyle Hendricks is considered the Cubs’ top pitching prospect and is doing a...