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Cubs’ Lester Looks to Get on Track Vs Reds
April 24th, 2015 at 1:15 PM
***PHOTO1*** Jon Lester will take the ball for the fourth time in a Chicago Cubs' uniform tonight and hopefully he is able to turn in his first quality start of the season. Lester, who signed a club record $155 million contract this off-season, is 0-2 with a 6.89 ERA on the...

Has the World Ended Yet? the Aftermath of Kris Bryant’s MLB Debut
April 18th, 2015 at 2:33 AM
***PHOTO1*** This morning is an odd morning, that much is for sure. The sky hasn't fallen and the world hasn't come to an end yet, which is weird, because I'm pretty sure that is what was supposed to happen when Kris Bryant "defied the odds" yesterday by going 0-4 with three...

Cubs’ Shutout Win Over Reds a Sign of Good Things to Come
April 16th, 2015 at 10:23 AM
***PHOTO1*** The Chicago Cubs shutout the Cincinnati Reds last night on Jackie Robinson Day 5-0 but there are more positive takeaways than just the win. Both Anthony Rizzo and Travis Wood took the first steps towards getting their season on track in the victory, which is good news for the...

Wood to Take the Hill Vs. Former Team on Jackie Robinson Day
April 15th, 2015 at 4:11 PM
***PHOTO1*** Travis Wood will look to rebound tonight against the Cincinnati Reds after a rough outing in his first start of the year last week in which he yielded three runs on seven hits over just 4.2 innings. If Wood needed any more juice to get up for this start he’s...

Inside the Mind of a Starter: Early Struggles
April 14th, 2015 at 3:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** Almost everything seems to be going right in Wrigleyville this spring. The Chicago Cubs, 4-2, are perched atop the National League Central, the key cogs in their offense are starting to get revved up and they came away with an exciting walk-off win against the, division rival, Cincinnati Reds last...

Arrieta Shows He’s No Second Fiddle in Statement Game
April 9th, 2015 at 3:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** Jake Arrieta gave the Chicago Cubs the start they needed yesterday. After a disappointing opening day in which Jon Lester was unimpressive and the offense was helpless, Arrieta came out and spun a gem against the St. Louis Cardinals. Arrieta allowed just three hits (no runs) and struck...

The Misconception About the Chicago Cubs’ Depth of Pitching Prospects
March 31st, 2015 at 3:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** It is believed by many that the Chicago Cubs’ pitching pipeline has run dry since the debuts of Kerry Wood in 1998, Carlos Zambrano in 2001, and Mark Prior in 2002, particular given the team's hitter-heavy system right now, but that is a common misconception. The Chicago Cubs have actually...

BREAKING NEWS: Cubs Release LHP Doubront
March 28th, 2015 at 3:19 PM
***PHOTO1*** BREAKING NEWS: According to NBC Sports, the Chicago Cubs have released LHP Felix Doubront. Doubront posted a 11.57 ERA across four appearances this spring (seven IP) and had a .472 batting average against. Doubront was acquired by the Chicago Cubs in late 2014 and went 2-1 with a 3.98 ERA...

Has Edwin Jackson Earned a Spot in the Rotation?
March 24th, 2015 at 3:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** Chicago Cubs Fans everywhere are cringing at the title of this article and most will probably comment on it without even clicking the link and reading the facts that are going to be presented but the reality of the situation is that Edwin Jackson is having a very solid Spring...

Down on the Farm: Cubs’ Young Arms Prove Worth in Short Stints in MLB Camp
March 21st, 2015 at 3:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** Most of the Chicago Cubs’ top pitching prospects have been sent back to the minor league half of the team’s Spring Training complex in Mesa, Arizona but don’t think that they didn’t make their mark at big league camp. Pitcher Games IP ERA WHIP .oba CJ Edwards 2 3.0 0.00 0.67 .182 Pierce Johnson 2 4.0 0.00 1.00 .091 (Stats per Cubs.com) Both CJ Edwards and Pierce Johnson were sent...

Why Starting 2015 on the DL is a Win-Win for Cubs & Jacob Turner
March 17th, 2015 at 3:00 PM
***PHOTO1*** It’s official, Jacob Turner will begin the 2015 season on the disabled list due to a mild flexor strain and a bone bruise in his pitching elbow, according to Carrie Muskat. Turner was thought to have an outside chance at the Cubs’ fifth starter spot heading into camp but...

Chicago Cubs’ Staff Features Six Who Remain Unblemished
March 16th, 2015 at 11:18 AM
***PHOTO1*** The Chicago Cubs’ pitching staff is full of moving parts and maybe’s & what-if’s but one thing is for sure; as a group, they came to Spring Training prepared. Officially, the Chicago Cubs are 5-8 entering play today but they have six pitchers who have yet to give up...

Cubs’ 2015 Rotation Starting to Take Shape
March 11th, 2015 at 3:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** Joe Maddon named Jon Lester as the Chicago Cubs’ opening day starter a few weeks ago but apparently the Cubs’ new skipper has also figured out the next three rotation spots. Per Carrie Muskat, Lester, Jake Arrieta, Jason Hammel and Kyle Hendricks appear to be locked in to the...

Lester Continues to Impress with 1st Spring Outing
March 7th, 2015 at 3:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** Jon Lester won the hearts of Chicago Cubs fans everywhere long before he ever threw a pitch for his new team by the way that he has approached the upcoming season. He has been the talk of the town and has received rave reviews from every one from...

Bold Predictions: Odd Men Out in Cubs’ Rotation
March 2nd, 2015 at 3:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** Spring Training has only just begun for the Chicago Cubs but the debate over who will make the team’s starting rotation is already heating up. The top three spots are already locked up by Jon Lester, Jake Arrieta, and Jason Hammel but the last two spots are completely up for...

Lester Ready to Assume Role as Cubs’ Ace
February 23rd, 2015 at 11:49 AM
***PHOTO1*** We all assumed this day was coming when the Chicago Cubs announced the signing of Jon Lester to a six-year, $155 million contract but now it is official. When asked who would be his opening day starter, Cubs’ Skipper, Joe Maddon left little doubt; it’ll be Lester. Jon Lester has developed...

Bold Predictions: One More Big Trade
February 23rd, 2015 at 3:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** With the rest of the Chicago Cubs’ roster set to report to Spring Training later this week the opportunity to make one last big trade is upon us. Despite all the moves that Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer made this off-season, there are still a number of moves that...

Let Spring Training Begin! Cubs Welcome Pitchers and Catchers to Camp
February 19th, 2015 at 3:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** The long awaited day is finally here! The Chicago Cubs’ pitchers and catchers will report to the team’s Spring Training facility in Mesa, Arizona today and will have their first workout tomorrow. Only about half of the Cubs roster will be present (position players are scheduled to report on the...

Potential Trade Partners for Edwin Jackson
February 12th, 2015 at 3:00 AM
To the chagrin of Cubs fans everywhere, Edwin Jackson and his $13 million salary are still part of the Chicago Cubs. Jackson will be a hard man to move because of the huge dollar amount that is still owed to him over the next two seasons and because of his...

Spring Training Count Down: Players to Watch Part 1
February 11th, 2015 at 3:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** The Chicago Cubs pitchers and catchers will report to the team's Spring Training facility in Mesa, Arizona in just eight days, and with that in mind lets take a look at some pitchers and catchers who we should keep an eye on. Welington Castillo - C Many thought that Welington Castillo would...