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Chicago Cubs Fact Pack, Youth on the Roster
October 5th, 2014 at 12:00 PM
***PHOTO1*** 1. By mid-summer next year the Cubs starting lineup projects to look something like this: C Welington Castillo, 1B Anthony Rizzo, 2B Javier Baez, 3B Kris Bryant, SS Starlin Castro, LF Chris Coghlan, CF Arismendy Alcantara, RF Jorge Soler. When that lineup takes the field, the average age of...

Chicago Cubs Fact Pack, Minor League Studs
October 4th, 2014 at 12:00 PM
***PHOTO1*** 1. Last month, Chicago Cubs’ top prospect, Kris Bryant was named the 2014 minor league player of the year thanks to an incredible campaign between AA and AAA. Here is a look at what the past winners of the award (hitters only) have done since being promoted to the big...

Down on the Farm: Rookies to Watch for in 2015
October 4th, 2014 at 6:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** The Chicago Cubs saw a huge influx of rookies on their roster in 2014 and that trend looks to continue in 2015 as they continue to progress with their total rebuild. As we mentioned earlier this week, the Cubs’ still have an unbelievably deep farm system, even without Javier Baez,...

Anthony Rizzo Looks to Add More Hardware to His Collection
October 3rd, 2014 at 4:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** Award season is only just beginning and, already, Chicago Cubs first baseman, Anthony Rizzo is making out like bandit. In the last month, Rizzo was nominated for the Roberto Clemente Award and became the youngest player to ever win the Branch Rickey Award; now Rizzo is up for the Hank...

The Drive Home, Cubs’ October 2nd Edition
October 2nd, 2014 at 4:00 PM
***PHOTO1*** 1. The trio of Arismendy Alcantara, Javier Baez and Jorge Soler need to be better if the Cubs are going to compete in 2015. In 146 games between the three of them, they posted cumulative WAR of 0.6, according to baseball-reference.com. Looking at three similar players; SS Jhonny Peralta, CF...

Chicago Cubs Fact Pack, October 1st
October 1st, 2014 at 12:00 PM
***PHOTO1*** 1. Even after the major league debuts of Arismendy Alcantara, Javier Baez and Jorge Soler in 2014, the Chicago Cubs still have five prospects ranked in the top 100 by MLB.com; Kris Bryant (3), Addison Russell (5), Albert Almora (36), CJ Edwards (53) & Kyle Schwarber (72). 2. Anthony Rizzo...

Chicago Cubs Fact Pack, September 29th
September 29th, 2014 at 12:00 PM
***PHOTO1*** 1. Chicago Cubs’ first baseman, Anthony Rizzo had three hits in yesterday’s 5-2 win over the Milwaukee Brewers. It was the ninth time in 2014 that Rizzo had recorded three or more hits in a game. His season high was four (4/9 vs. PIT) 2. In 2014 Starlin Castro played...

Chicago Cubs’ 2014 Year End Wrap-Up
September 29th, 2014 at 2:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** The Chicago Cubs’ season came to an end yesterday with their 5-2 win over the Milwaukee Brewers, giving them a 73-89 mark on the year. The Cubs’ didn’t exactly have a year to write home about but there were certainly a number of highlights in, Manager, Rick Renteria’s first...

Sunday Spotlight: Cubs’ First Baseman, Anthony Rizzo
September 28th, 2014 at 1:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** It has been an uphill battle for the Chicago Cubs’ offense all season long but Anthony Rizzo has persevered though it all. The Cubs’ bats went silent last night against the Milwaukee Brewers, mustering only one run on five hits. The lone RBI and two of those hits...

Chicago Cubs Fact Pack, September 26th
September 26th, 2014 at 12:00 PM
***PHOTO1*** 1. Of the nine players who started for the Chicago Cubs on opening day (Welington Castillo, Anthony Rizzo, Darwin Barney, Starlin Castro, Mike Olt, Junior Lake, Emilio Bonifacio, Nate Schierholtz and Jeff Samardzija) only three have spent the entire 2014 season with the Chicago Cubs (Castillo, Rizzo & Castro). The...

5 Reasons the Chicago Cubs Will Win Tonight
September 23rd, 2014 at 4:00 PM
***PHOTO1*** No one gave the Chicago Cubs much of a chance to win last night’s game against the St. Louis Cardinals, simply because Adam Wainwright was taking the hill for the Cardinals. However, tonight is a different story. Tonight, the Cubs send, rookie sensation, Kyle Hendricks up against Shelby Miller and...

Chicago Cubs Fact Pack, September 19th
September 19th, 2014 at 12:00 PM
***PHOTO1*** 1. It was announced yesterday that, Chicago Cubs’ first baseman, Anthony Rizzo has won the 2014 Branch Rickey Award. The Branch Rickey Award “honors individuals in baseball who contribute unselfishly to their communities and who are strong role models for young people”1. At 25 years old, Rizzo is the youngest...

Anthony Rizzo Named as Roberto Clemente Award Finalist
September 18th, 2014 at 6:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** Major League Baseball hands out tons of awards at the conclusion every season but few are as special as the Roberto Clemente Award, which recognizes the player who best represents the game of baseball through positive contributions on and off the field, including sportsmanship and community involvement. This year,...

A Huge Bounce-Back Start for Travis Wood
September 16th, 2014 at 4:00 PM
***PHOTO1*** The highlight of the Chicago Cubs’ 1-0 win over the Cincinnati Reds last night was Anthony Rizzo’s walk-off blast, but lets be sure to give, starting pitcher, Travis Wood his due, as well. Wood turned in a gem, allowing zero runs on just three hits over six innings and lowered...

Chicago Cubs Fact Pack, September 16th
September 16th, 2014 at 12:00 PM
***PHOTO1*** 1. Announced this week, Kris Bryant and Jen-Ho Tseng have been named the Chicago Cubs minor league player and pitcher of the year for 2014. Bryant hit .325 with 43 home runs, 114 RBI, 34 doubles and 15 steals between AA and AAA, while Tseng, 19, went 6-1 with...

Chicago Cubs Fact Pack, September 15th
September 15th, 2014 at 12:00 PM
***PHOTO1*** 1. The Chicago Cubs are hoping that, first baseman, Anthony Rizzo will return to the starting lineup tonight against the Cincinnati Reds. Rizzo has missed time due to a back strain and last played on August 26th; the Cubs went 6-12 in his absence. 2. When the Chicago Cubs open...

Props to Rick Renteria for Sticking with Javier Baez
September 9th, 2014 at 6:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** It has been a rough month for, Chicago Cubs’ rookie, Javier Baez. Since his exciting first week, Baez has struggled mightily, racking up gaudy strikeout totals and has been unable to get on base with any kind of consistency. Entering play yesterday, the Cubs’ 21 year old is...

The Complexity of the Batting Order: What the Cubs’ Lineup “Should” Be
September 8th, 2014 at 6:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** There are a million ways to fill out a lineup card and there really is no right way to do it but, Cubs’ manager, Rick Renteria has been under fire at times during the 2014 season for the combinations that he has tried. Luckily for us, we live in the...

The Emergence of Cubs’ Utility Man, Logan Watkins
September 4th, 2014 at 6:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** Every team in the big leagues reserves a spot on their roster for a “utility man” but in reality, it is a dying role in major league baseball. The modern day utility man is usually a guy who can just play more than one infield spot and, maybe, fill in...

The Toy Cannon: Cubs’ Rookie CF Has Impressive Pop
September 3rd, 2014 at 4:00 PM
***PHOTO1*** When we think of power-hitters we tend to think of guys like Mike Stanton, Jose Abreu, Chris Davis, ect. In our minds, the quintessential power-hitter is a big, burley guy who needs to watch his head walking through doorways and has biceps the size of your head, but then there...