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Bold Predictions: 2015 Will Be Valbuena’s Last in Chicago
November 24th, 2014 at 3:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** When talking about the valuable trade assets that the Chicago Cubs have, most think of the organization’s minor league hitters (the young shortstops in particular). However, many will overlook the major league talent that the Cubs have that could be made available in mid-2015. The most valuable of...

Sunday Spotlight: Fister a Good Fit for Cubs
November 23rd, 2014 at 3:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** Since the MLB season came to a close, the Chicago Cubs have been linked to a number of frontline starting pitchers; guys like Jon Lester, Max Scherzer, James Shields, Cole Hamels, and Jordan Zimmerman. All of these options, while feasible, will be outrageously expensive and very much in contrast with...

Chicago Cubs Kick the Tires on Arizona’s Montero
November 20th, 2014 at 3:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** Since missing out on Russell Martin earlier this week, it appears that the Chicago Cubs have turned their attention to Arizona Diamondback’s catcher Miguel Montero, according to arizonasports.com. Welington Castillo, the Cubs’ current catcher, came under fire this summer when he failed to reproduce the success he had in 2013,...

Bold Predictions: Chicago Cubs Will Trade Javier Baez Before Opening Day
November 17th, 2014 at 3:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** In the wake of yesterday’s trade with the Atlanta Braves that sent Tommy La Stella to the Chicago Cubs, the mathematicians among us have realized a problem. The Chicago Cubs now have four young, quality middle-infielders in Starlin Castro, Javier Baez, Addison Russell, and now La Stella. Something has to...

BREAKING NEWS: Cubs Acquire La Stella from Braves
November 16th, 2014 at 4:07 PM
***PHOTO1*** BREAKING NEWS: According to The Sports Xchange, the Chicago Cubs have just acquired 2B Tommy La Stella from the Atlanta Braves in exchange for RHP Arodys Vizcaino. International signing bonus slots were also exchanged in the deal. La Stella, the Braves' 8th round selection in 2011, made his MLB debut this...

Chicago Cubs Fact Pack: Making Deals
November 10th, 2014 at 4:00 PM
***PHOTO1*** 1. In their 125+ year history, the Chicago Cubs’ most frequent trade partner has been the St. Louis Cardinals. The two teams have struck 74 deals since 1883. The last trade between the two teams took place back on July 4th, 2007 when the Cardinals sent 1B John Nelson to...

Cole Hamels Added to Cubs’ Potential Targets
October 15th, 2014 at 3:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** Chicago Cubs president Theo Epstein announced this week that his goal is to add a number-one starter this off-season. So could Cole Hamels be an option? All along, we have been discussing the possibility of adding guys like Jon Lester, Max Scherzer or James Shields, but it turns out that...

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...