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“Slumping”: Update on Chicago Cubs 2014 1st Round Pick
June 27th, 2014 at 4:00 PM
***PHOTO1*** Lately, Kris Bryant has been the talk of the Chicago Cubs minor leagues with his impressive home run total at AAA (already) but there is an update on Kyle Schwarber’s season as well; “slump”.  The Cubs’ 2014 first round pick has now been with A Kane County for seven games...

Cubs Begin Shopping Samardzija and Hammel
June 15th, 2014 at 6:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** Here we are six weeks before the July 31st trade deadline and the market for Chicago Cubs Starters Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel is beginning to take shape, per Charlie Wilmoth of mlbtraderumors.com and others.  The buzz is that the Atlanta Braves, Toronto Blue Jays and Seattle Mariners are the...

Reviewing the Chicago Cubs Draft: Picks 2 & 3
June 11th, 2014 at 6:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** Today we will be taking a look at the Cubs second and third round picks from last Thursday’s MLB draft, Jake Stinnett and Mark Zagunis.  According to Bleacher Report, players drafted in the second round have a 49% chance of making it to the big leagues, and for those drafted...

What to Make of Welington Castillo
June 4th, 2014 at 6:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** Welington Castillo, the Chicago Cubs starting catcher, has been deemed the catcher of the future by many, but is that really the right call?  So far this season Castillo has posted a slash line of .242/.287/.385, which is below the league average of .250/.317/.391, according to baseball-reference.com.  This season has...

Chicago Cubs Claim Pitcher Carlos Gutirrez Off Waivers; Designate Anthony Recker for Assignment
October 24th, 2012 at 9:45 PM
On Wednesday the Chicago Cubs announced that they have added Carlos Gutirrez to the team's 40-man roster. Gutirrez was drafted in the first round of the 2008 MLB draft by the Minnesota Twins. In order to make room for their new pitcher, Chicago designated catcher Anthony Recker for assignment. ***PHOTO1*** Gutirrez has been...

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 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 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 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...