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BREAKING NEWS: Soler to Return to Lineup Tonight
July 5th, 2015 at 10:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** BREAKING NEWS: After missing more than a month due to an ankle injury, Chicago Cubs outfielder, Jorge Soler will re-join the team tonight against the Miami Marlins. Before the injury Soler was off to a bit of a slow start in 2015, hitting .260 with four home runs in...

Time is Running Out to Cast Your 2015 All-Star Ballots
June 30th, 2015 at 5:57 PM
***PHOTO1*** This year’s all-star game, which will be held in Cincinnati, is fast approaching as the calendar has now turned to June and a few Chicago Cubs players may be up for an invite. Many Cubs’ fans will do what they do every year and vote for all their favorite...

Chicago Cubs’ Fact Pack, June 30th
June 30th, 2015 at 2:17 PM
***PHOTO1*** 1. The Chicago Cubs are ninth in the big leagues with 49 stolen bases this season. Anthony Rizzo and Dexter Fowler are tied for the team lead with 11 steals which is impressive in its own right seeing as how Rizzo is one steal shy...

Despite Loss, Rizzo Continues to Hit
June 20th, 2015 at 12:52 PM
***PHOTO1*** The Chicago Cubs fell to the Minnesota Twins by a score of 7-2 on Friday but Anthony Rizzo was not at fault. the Cubs' slugging first baseman deposited two more long balls into the bleachers in his 2-4 effort, giving him now 14 on the season. From a power...

Welcome to the Big Leagues Mr. Schwarber
June 18th, 2015 at 1:31 PM
***PHOTO1*** The Chicago Cubs welcomed Kyle Schwarber to the big leagues in style on Wednesday with a 17-0 walloping of the Cleveland Indians. Schwarber, who made his MLB debut on Tuesday, started for the first time yesterday and went 4-5 with two RBI’s and three runs scored. Additionally, the Cubs got...

Have You Cast Your All-Star Ballot Yet?
June 1st, 2015 at 5:46 PM
***PHOTO1*** This year’s all-star game, which will be held in Cincinnati, is fast approaching as the calendar has now turned to June and a few Chicago Cubs players may be up for an invite. Many Cubs’ fans will do what they do every year and vote for all their favorite...

Chicago Cubs’ Sophomores Surging in Minors
May 26th, 2015 at 2:44 PM
***PHOTO1*** Memorial Day is now behind us and the calendar is about to turn to June which means that the dog days of summer are fast approaching. The mid-summer grind is when most teams experience their greatest amount of attrition, which is a troubling sign for the Chicago Cubs, who...

Baez Primed and Ready for a Return
May 18th, 2015 at 3:00 PM
***PHOTO1*** Javier Baez got off to a brutal start in 2015 when he attended Major League Spring Training and hit just .182 with one home run and 21 strikeouts across 55 at bats. Upon the conclusion of Spring Training Baez was met with yet another challenge, the passing of his...

As the Weather Heats up So Will the Cubs’ Bats
May 12th, 2015 at 3:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** It’s finally safe to say that spring has officially arrived in Chicago. In between dreary, rain-filled days the Windy City is finally enjoying some good baseball weather and the Chicago Cubs are feeling the benefits. Entering play today the Cubs sit at 16-15 on the year but their...

Hammel Looks to Maintain Dominance Over Brewers
May 8th, 2015 at 3:00 PM
***PHOTO1*** The Chicago Cubs are in need of a boost after dropping three of four to the St. Louis Cardinals this week and six out of their last eight and Jason Hammel is just the guy for the job. Hammel started against the Milwaukee Brewers a week ago and, despite...

Tennessee Bash Brothers Will Force Cubs’ Hand Sooner Rather than Later
May 5th, 2015 at 3:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** The next wave of big bats to come through the Chicago Cubs’ minor league system is making a statement here it the first month of the 2015 season. Kyle Schwarber and Dan Vogelbach, the bash brothers of the Tennessee Smokies (AA), have come on strong and look to force Theo...

Summing up Kris Bryant’s First Two Weeks in the Big Leagues
May 4th, 2015 at 11:21 AM
***PHOTO1*** Chicago Cubs’ top-prospect, Kris Bryant made his much-anticipated Major League debut a little more than two weeks ago and he has been fantastic… just not in the way that we all thought. Those of us who are dreamers had envisioned a Disney channel-type debut in which the 23-year-old would...

All-National League Central Team, April 2015
May 1st, 2015 at 3:00 PM
***PHOTO1*** The first month of the 2015 season is officially in the books and the Chicago Cubs (12-8) find themselves in second place in the National League Central division, just two and a half games behind the St. Louis Cardinals. Aside from the Milwaukee Brewers, the NL Central has featured...

Under Maddon, Rizzo Ties Career-High in Just 19 Games
April 29th, 2015 at 11:19 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...

Soler Proving That Playing Well Silences All Critics
April 25th, 2015 at 3:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** Thanks to Javier Baez’s strikeout performance last summer the issue of punch-outs has taken center stage in all discussions about the Chicago Cubs’ offense. Baez’s strikeout totals, aside from being at historic levels, were such an issue because he had become completely unreliable on the offensive side of the...

Saturday Brings Redemption for Cubs, Bryant
April 19th, 2015 at 3:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** Despite a poor performance by both the Chicago Cubs and Kris Bryant on Friday, both came out ready to go yesterday. Late mistakes allowed the San Diego Padres to force the game into extra innings, but a W is a W. The Cubs received big league performances from...

Cubs’ Top Prospect Bryant Already Penciled into the Lineup
April 17th, 2015 at 10:13 AM
***PHOTO1*** Joe Maddon has already released his starting lineup to the media for today's 1:20PM game against the San Diego Padres and he has penciled Kris Bryant in at third base and in the cleanup spot, per Cubs.com: 1. Dexter Fowler, CF 2. Jorge Soler RF 3. Anthony Rizzo, 1B 4. Kris Bryant, 3B 5. Chris...

Bryant’s Presence Changes Landscape of Cubs’ Offense
April 17th, 2015 at 3:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** As you have all probably heard by now, the Chicago Cubs have decided to promote Kris Bryant! Bryant is expected to start tonight against the San Diego Padres and, not only will his presence create a frenzy at Wrigley Field, but it will also drastically alter the Chicago Cubs’ offense. 1....

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...

Sunday Spotlight: What Spring Training Tells Us About the 2015 Cubs
April 5th, 2015 at 3:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** The Chicago Cubs will kick off the 2015 season tonight against the St. Louis Cardinals at Wrigley Field and the expectations couldn’t be any higher. Theo Epstein splurged this off-season and brought in “The Coach” in Joe Maddon, “The Ace” in Jon Lester and has begun to promote “The...