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Ruggiano Supplies the Fireworks on the 4th
July 5th, 2014 at 6:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** Justin Ruggiano has heard the call!  For so long the Chicago Cubs offense has been kept afloat by the efforts of Starlin Castro and Anthony Rizzo, but it now looks like we can add Justin Ruggiano to the list.  Ruggiano hit a monster home run yesterday and has been red...

Where Has Cubs’ Outfielder Junior Lake Gone?
June 24th, 2014 at 4:00 PM
***PHOTO1*** Has anyone seen Chicago Cubs outfielder Junior Lake?  He appears to be missing.  After being a regular in the lineup for much of the season, Lake has mysteriously been relegated to the bench this past week, logging only seven at bats since June 17th (he is 3-7 during that span). ...

The Chicago Cubs’ Outfield is Hard to Watch
June 23rd, 2014 at 6:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** Since Emilio Bonifacio’s went on the disabled list the Chicago Cubs have had to shake up their starting outfield and the results haven’t been pretty.  The group that manager Rick Renteria has opted to go with most recently is the trio of Ryan Sweeney, Nate Schierholtz and Chris Coghlan.  You...

Will Jorge Soler Be Worth the Investment?
June 16th, 2014 at 6:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** Jorge Soler was left out of the Chicago Cubs 2017 starting lineup, published last week, and today we ask the question, is Soler still worth the investment? The Cubs signed the Cuban outfielder to a nine-year, 30 million dollar contract back in 2012 in hopes that he could, one day,...

Cubs That Need to Go, Part 3
June 2nd, 2014 at 6:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** Here in part three of “Cubs that Need to Go” we have two more moves that the Chicago Cubs need to make before the July 31st trade deadline.  Take a look.   Emilio Bonifacio: Emilio Bonifacio may be the Cubs most valuable trade chip (aside from Jeff Samardzija) at this point in time. ...

Cubs That Need to Go, Part 1
May 31st, 2014 at 6:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** The Chicago Cubs are headed towards another late summer purge so its time to sell high and cut away the fat.  In addition to the immanent trade of Jeff Samardzija, the Cubs should also be cutting ties with the following players in the next two months. Check out who’s leaving...

As Chicago Cubs Outfielder Bryan LaHair Turns 30, His Future with the Team Remains Unclear
November 5th, 2012 at 8:49 PM
Bryan LaHair, one of only two All-Stars for the Chicago Cubs last season, turns 30 today. As the outfielder grows out of his twenties, it is unclear what kind of role he will grow into with the Cubs. While he flourished in the first half of the season and captivated...

Brett Jackson Should not Be Labeled a Bust Despite Disappointing Debut with Chicago Cubs
October 11th, 2012 at 9:44 PM
There is no doubt that Brett Jackson was underwhelming in his first season of Major League Baseball. Jackson, one of the Cubs most highly regarded prospects, failed to impress following his August 5th call up, as he finished the season with a .175 batting average. Even worse, Jackson struck out...

Chicago Cubs President of Baseball Operations Theo Epstein Open to Trading Alfonso Soriano
October 5th, 2012 at 5:56 PM
The Chicago Cubs are willing to listen to trade offers for Alfonso Soriano during this offseason, as reported by ESPN Chicago.  Dealing the superstar would be another piece of the rebuilding process Theo Epstein has been doing since taking his job in the Cubs front office prior to this year. This...

Chicago Cubs Avoid 100th Loss with 7-2 Win Over Arizona Diamondbacks
September 30th, 2012 at 11:22 PM
The Cubs race to the century mark in the loss column took a detour, as Chicago snapped a seven game losing streak with a 7-2 win over the Diamondbacks. With 99 losses on the season, the Cubs will need to win out in order to avoid the dubious honor. Chicago...

Colorado Rockies Complete Sweep of Chicago Cubs with 7-5 Win
September 27th, 2012 at 8:59 PM
The Colorado Rockies won all three games of the "Battle for Second Worst" series against the Cubs, knocking off the Chicago for the third time with a 7-5 win this afternnon. With the loss the Cubs stand at 59-97, safely in position to lock down the second worst record in...

Chicago Cubs First Baseman Bryan LaHair Selected for All-Star Game Following a Lifetime in the Minor Leagues
July 10th, 2012 at 8:30 AM
    Amongst all the Canos, Hamiltons, and Beltrans of the world playing in the 2012 All-Star Game today in Kansas City, one name will stick out: Bryan LaHair. He may not be a household name amongst all baseball fans, but his story is something out of a fairy tale. It...

Cubs Future Begins Tomorrow with MLB Draft, Cuban Phenom Jorge Soler Now Free Agent
June 3rd, 2012 at 9:16 PM
The Chicago Cubs organization and their drive for a team in the future that contends each and every year begins in earnest with the MLB draft Monday. With the 6th pick in the draft and two supplemental picks before the second round, Cubs President Theo Epstein and GM Jed Hoyer hope to lay the groundwork for a future team built...

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...