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Category: ‘NL Central’

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...

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...

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...

Cubs SS Starlin Castro Making a Statement
September 2nd, 2014 at 4:00 PM
***PHOTO1*** Chicago Cubs shortstop, Starlin Castro is making a strong statement through his play as the 2014 season enters its final weeks. We discussed last week how Castro is poised for a strong finish, but this past week he has proven that he can put up more than just numbers....

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...