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Chicago Cubs Announcer Bob Brenly May Head to Arizona
October 10th, 2012 at 10:43 PM
The rebuilding process which has already touched the team and Wrigley Field may soon extend its power to the broadcast booth. Bob Brenly, who has been a member of the Cubs TV announcing crew since 2004 may not be returning to Chicago for the 2013 season, as reported by The...

Chicago Cubs Given Approval to Add More Seats to Wrigley Field
October 9th, 2012 at 7:40 PM
The National League's oldest ballpark will be seeing some renovations this year, as the Washington Post reports the Cubs have been given the okay to add more seats behind home plate. The rebuilding process of the ball park will go in line with the same rebuilding process the Cubs will...

Wellington Castillo Deserves to Be Named Chicago Cubs’ Starting Catcher
October 8th, 2012 at 7:32 PM
After trading Geovany Soto to the Texas Rangers in 2012, the Cubs need to fill the void he left. Soto was not living up to his early success and a move needed to be made, which the Chicago rightly did. Following the departure, Wellington Castillo stepped up to fill the...

Chicago Cubs 2012 Season Highlighted by Anthony Rizzo
October 4th, 2012 at 3:31 PM
The 2012 season will be looked back on as just the second season in the history of the Cubs that the team lost over 100 games. Still, there were some positives that occurred throughout the season, the biggest of which was the play of Anthony Rizzo, who should be a...

Bryan LaHair Ends Chicago Cubs Season on High Note with Walk Off Hit to Topple Houston Astros 5-4
October 3rd, 2012 at 10:24 PM
My dad once explained to me that baseball comes down to 40 games, not all 162. After all, the best teams all lose 60 games and the worst teams win 60 games, so it's what the club is able to do in those other 40 games that determines what kind...

Chicago Cubs Shutout by Houston Astros for Second Consecutive Night, Fall 3-0
October 2nd, 2012 at 10:20 PM
You wouldn't know that the Astros are having one of the worst baseball seasons ever if you have been watching their series against the Cubs. Chicago is making the Houston pitching staff look like an elite squad, as the Cubs could once again not push across a run. With the...

Chicago Cubs Clinch First 100 Loss Season Since 1966 with 3-0 Loss to Houston Astros
October 1st, 2012 at 10:29 PM
This seas is now historically bad for the Cubs, as they were shutout by the Astros to drop their 100th game of the season. The 2012 team joins the 1966 team as the only two teams in club history to drop a century worth of games in a season. The...

Chicago Cubs Tickets for Series Against Houston Astros Listed on StubHub for 19 Cents
October 1st, 2012 at 7:09 PM
If you're looking to get to Wrigley Field before the end of the season, now is the time to spend less than two dimes to visit the home of the Cubs. As reported by CBS Chicago tickets to the final series of the season against the Astros are being listed...

Should Chicago Cubs Manager Dale Sveum Be Placed on Hot Seat?
September 29th, 2012 at 9:05 PM
This season has been an absolute wash for the Cubs and their fans, as the team is on pace to lose at least 100 games. With last nights 8-3 loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks the Cubs are now just two losses away from the century mark. Few saw this as...

Chicago Cubs Miserable September Continues Following Loss to Colorado Rockies, 10-5; Wellington Castillo Stays Hot
September 26th, 2012 at 4:38 PM
September has certainly not been kind to Chicago, as the Cubs fell to to 8-16 in the final month of the season, dropping last night's game against the Rockies, 10-5 in a rain-shortened game. The latest loss came from Colorado, gives the Rockies a one game edge over the Cubs...

Chicago Cubs 101 Feature: Two Blue Dice
August 14th, 2012 at 11:15 AM
With all the crime, scandal and greed in professional sports, these days it’s sometimes hard to remember the root of why we watch and play sports: for the love of the game. Samuel Annable, a member of the front office staff for Peoria Chiefs, the Cubs Single-A minor league club,...

Chicago Cubs Mock Drafts, Selections and Predictions
June 4th, 2012 at 11:12 AM
With the MLB draft taking place to night at 7:00 EST., here is a look at three mock drafts and who the Chicago Cubs will pick with their sixth pick overall selection.  The first mock draft is from MLB.com here with the Cubs selecting outfielder Albert Almora.  The second is from mymlbdraft.com here with Almora again the pick.  The third mock draft is from Baltimoresportsreport.com here and has the...

Chicago Cubs Winning Streak Reaches Three, Barney Hero, Trade Rumors
May 30th, 2012 at 11:07 PM
The Chicago Cubs beat the San Diego Padres 8-6 Wednesday afternoon and completed a three game sweep of the Padres at Wrigley Field. Darwin Barney laced a two out home run in to the left field bleachers to give the North Siders the win and stretch their winning streak to three games. All of the Cubs runs were scored with to outs, a rare sign of...

Chicago Cubs Winning Streak Hits 2
May 29th, 2012 at 10:51 PM
The Chicago Cubs have put their season worst 12-game losing streak in the rearview mirror and have started their own two game winning streak with a win Tuesday vs. the San Diego Padres. Jeff Samardzija pitched seven innings for his fifth victory while Alfonso Soriano hit his seventh home run in his last  13 games. The Wrigley faithful were treated to perhaps the Cubs best game...

Chicago Cubs Losing Streak Reaches 10 Games in 1-0 Loss to Pirates
May 26th, 2012 at 12:14 AM
The Chicago Cubs losing streak is now at 10 games after losing 1-0 to the Pittsburgh Pirates. A.J. Burnett and four other relievers combined on the shutout. The Cubs had runners on first and third with one out in the ninth inning but consecutive strikeouts by David DeJesus and Starlin Castro to Pirates closer Joel Hanrahan ended the threat and the game. Ryan Dempster pitched...

Chicago Cubs Look to Break Nine Game Losing Streak in Pittsburgh Friday
May 24th, 2012 at 11:19 PM
The Chicago Cubs have lost nine games in a row and are in desperate need of a win Friday night in Pittsburgh. Cubs 101 wrote on May 15th about the Cubs being on a roll and the next day the North Siders had a late inning lead to get within four games of the first place St. Louis Cardinals. After ending up tying that game...

Chicago Cubs Geovany Soto to Have Knee Surgery
May 18th, 2012 at 11:18 AM
Chicago Tribune Cubs beat reporter Paul Sullivan reports that  starting catcher Geovany Soto will miss three to four weeks with knee surgery to repair a torn meniscus. Soto was hitting just .161 with three home runs and six RBI. Cubs top prospect Wellington Castillo will catch today's game vs. the Chicago White Sox, with second basemen Darwin Barney designated...

Chicago Cubs Kerry Wood to Retire
May 18th, 2012 at 10:33 AM
According to Paul Sullivan from the Chicago Tribune, Kerry Wood will be retiring from the Cubs organization today. Wood has struggled on the mound this year, registering an ERA of 8.64 and a record of 0-2, with frustration boiling over in a May 8th appearance with him throwing his cap and glove in to the stands. A two time all-star, Wood finishes his career with an 86-75 overall...

Chicago Cubs up and Down Season Continues
May 17th, 2012 at 11:49 PM
The Chicago Cubs led the St. Louis Cardinals by a run heading in to the bottom of the seventh inning Tuesday afternoon. A win would complete a two game sweep of the Redbirds, close the gap to four games in the standings and push the Cubs to a record of 16-20. After starting the season by falling eight games under .500, here was an opportunity to create momentum...

Chicago Cubs are on a Roll
May 15th, 2012 at 2:57 PM
After beating the St. Louis Cardinals 6-4 Monday night, the Chicago Cubs have quietly battled back to within five games of the first place Cardinals. The finale of the short 2-game series is today and gives the Cubs a chance to get within four games of first place. Bryan LaHair sparked the club once again with a two-run shot in the fifth during a four...