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The Beginning of the End for Starlin Castro
August 12th, 2015 at 12:39 PM
***PHOTO1*** Starlin Castro has long had a hot and cold relationship with the city of Chicago due to his lackadaisical approach in the field and frequent mental gaffes but it appears as though the three-time all-star is has finally started to reach the end of his rope. The first sign...

CUBS NEWS: Soriano Headed to DL
August 5th, 2015 at 7:00 PM
***PHOTO1*** A little more than a month ago RHP Rafael Soriano was viewed as the possible savior of the Chicago Cubs' bullpen. Many envisioned him joining the club at the season's mid-point, righting the ship and carrying the backend of the bullpen down the stretch; however, that is not what has...

BREAKING NEWS: Cubs Acquire RHP Tommy Hunter from Baltimore
August 1st, 2015 at 5:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** BREAKING NEWS: The Chicago Cubs have just acquired RHP Tommy Hunter from the Baltimore Orioles in exchange for OF Junior Lake. Hunter, who is signed through the end of the season, has gone 2-2 with a 3.46 ERA in 44.2 innings (39 appearances) for the Orioles this year and could provide...

BREAKING NEWS: Cubs Acquire Haren from Marlins
August 1st, 2015 at 3:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** BREAKING NEWS: The Chicago Cubs have just acquired RHP Dan Haren (and cash) from the Miami Marlins in exchange for, minor leaguers, RHP Ivan Pineyro and SS Elliot Soto. Haren, 34, is 7-7 with a 3.42 ERA in 21 starts this season and figures to increase the depth of the...

Cubs Still Prominent in Updated MiLB Prospect Rankings
July 30th, 2015 at 3:22 PM
***PHOTO1*** Baseball has seen an incredible influx in young talent here in the first half of the 2015 season (Kris Bryant, Addison Russell, Joc Pederson & Carlos Correa, to name a few) and seeing these kids in action has been incredibly exciting! However, what is now left in the minor leagues?...

MiLB NEWS: Richard Accepts Assignment to Iowa, Dominates
July 30th, 2015 at 12:14 AM
***PHOTO1*** You may remember Clayton Richard's impressive start for the Chicago Cubs on July fourth; it was his first big league outing in almost two years and it looked like the Cubs had finally found a viable fifth starter. Now, almost a month later, Richard has been knocked around to the...

Baez Dazzles in Return to AAA
July 29th, 2015 at 11:46 PM
***PHOTO1*** Javier Baez was out of commission for more than a month before he began a rehab stint with the Chicago Cubs' rookie-league affiliate last week where he hit .417 with no strikeouts in four games. Baez returned to the Iowa Cubs lineup last night and promptly went 2-5 with...

CUBS NEWS: Ramirez Headed Back to DL
July 29th, 2015 at 11:21 PM
***PHOTO1*** Chicago Cubs' reliever Neil Ramirez is headed back to the disabled list. After dealing with shoulder issues all season long, it is an abdominal injury that has the 26-year-old on the shelf this time around. Ramirez said he felt some pain after sneezing while warming up yesterday and...

Where are the 2015 Cubs Now? Part 2
July 27th, 2015 at 10:34 AM
***PHOTO1*** Building off this morning’s part 1 of where are they now, we continue with the exploration of where the Chicago Cubs 2015 Opening Day roster is now. Tommy La Stella – Injured, April 8th After a decent rookie season for the Atlanta Braves in 2014, Tommy La Stella figured to be...

Where are the 2015 Cubs Now? Part 1
July 27th, 2015 at 10:04 AM
***PHOTO1*** The Cubs have yet to make a splash with the trade deadline fast approaching but that doesn’t mean that 2015 has been without a handful of roster moves. Here is an update on where those guys who were on the team’s opening day roster are now. Arismendy Alcantara –...

Need for Speed: Rizzo Continues to Steal Bags
July 27th, 2015 at 9:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** Joe Maddon was brought to Chicago to shake things up, first and foremost, and after just 19 games it’s safe to say that he is doing just that. Coming into the 2015 season people expected Anthony Rizzo to match, or even exceed, his career highs in home runs, runs...

CUBS NEWS: 2015 First Rounder Promoted to A-ball
July 25th, 2015 at 3:57 AM
***PHOTO1*** Ian Happ joined the Chicago Cubs organization less than two months ago and he has already earned his first promotion. After spending the first 29 games of his career with the Eugene Emeralds (A-) Happ's performance has earned him a spot with the South Bend Cubs, in the eyes...

Chicago Cubs Get Much Needed Relief with Additions of Rafael Soriano and Yoervis Medina
July 23rd, 2015 at 5:00 PM
Despite what you have been reading in the media and on baseball betting sites about the Chicago Cubs' bullpen lately, they have actually been one of the better corps in baseball in 2015. However, baseball is very much a "what have you done for me lately" business and lately the...

BREAKING NEWS: Cubs DFA Richard, Recall Medina
July 22nd, 2015 at 1:00 PM
***PHOTO1*** BREAKING NEWS: According to MLB.com the Chicago Cubs have designated LHP Clayton Richard for assignment and recalled Yoervis Medina from AAA Iowa. Richard was acquired from the Pittsburgh Pirates earlier this month posted a 1-0 record and a 5.40 ERA in three appearances (two starts) for the Cubs. ...

CUBS NEWS: Rizzo Wins Heart & Hustle Award
July 22nd, 2015 at 11:52 AM
***PHOTO1*** CUBS NEWS: Announced this week, Anthony Rizzo has been named the Chicago Cubs’ recipient of the Heart & Hustle Award by the MLBPAA. The Heart & Hustle Award is given each year to the player on each team who most embodies the true spirit of the game through passion,...

Has Kyle Schwarber Earned a Permanent Roster Spot?
July 22nd, 2015 at 11:31 AM
***PHOTO1*** Once again, Kyle Schwarber has proved that he is an absolute monster. The Chicago Cubs’ 22-year-old catcher played hero in last night’s extra-inning win over the Cincinnati Reds going 4-7 with four RBI and four runs scored. In 11 big league games this summer Schwarber is now hitting...

BREAKING NEWS: Jackson DFA’d, Soriano to Join Cubs
July 19th, 2015 at 11:35 PM
***PHOTO1*** BREAKING NEWS: Edwin Jackson's run with the Chicago Cubs has finally come to an end. According to multiple sources the Cubs have designated the 31-year-old for assignment and will promote RHP Rafael Soriano to fill his roster spot. Assuming that Jackson clears waivers, the Chicago Cubs will be...

Soriano Could Join Cubs as Soon as Next Week
July 18th, 2015 at 12:03 AM
***PHOTO1*** The Chicago Cubs are only days away from some much needed bullpen help. Rafael Soriano has begun his minor league warm-up and could join the team as soon as next week. So far the 35-year-old righthander has has thrown six shutout innings and has racked up seven strikeouts...

CUBS NEWS: Cubs Lose Depth in Roach’s Departure
July 17th, 2015 at 3:06 PM
***PHOTO1*** CUBS NEWS: The Chicago Cubs' lost a little bit of depth in their pool of starting pitchers this week as RHP Donn Roach has been claimed off waivers by the Cincinnati Reds; He will report to their AAA affiliate. Roach made just one start in the big leagues this year...

BREAKING NEWS: Schwarber Set to Return to Bigs After ASG
July 16th, 2015 at 6:00 PM
***PHOTO1*** BREAKING NEWS: The Chicago Cubs placed Miguel Montero on the 15-day disabled list today and in a corresponding move will promote C Kyle Schwarber to the big leagues for the second time this season. Schwarber has been playing professional baseball for just over a year now and he has...