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Breaking Down the Chicago Cubs’ Blockbuster Deal
July 5th, 2014 at 4:00 PM
Late last night the Chicago Cubs pulled the trigger on a blockbuster deal that sent Jeff Samardzija AND Jason Hammel to the Oakland Athletics in exchange for SS Addison Russell, OF Billy McKinney and RHP Dan Strailey.  This deal comes as a huge surprise to most because of its timing...

Cubs’ Minor League Spotlight: Arismendy Alcantara
July 3rd, 2014 at 6:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** The Chicago Cubs have so many prospects who are dominating the minor leagues that it is hard to keep track of all of them.  Usually the spotlight falls on Javier Baez, Kris Brant or Kyle Schwarber, but today we are going to highlight Arismendy Alcantara.  Alcantara, second baseman for the...

Why the Chicago Cubs Should Call up Manny in September
July 2nd, 2014 at 6:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** Manny Ramirez hit his first home run for the Iowa Cubs on Monday night and is starting to show signs of his former self but that’s not why the Chicago Cubs should promote him in September.  The Cubs should bring Manny up as a September call-up because they’ll be bringing...

Manny’s Back: Chicago Cubs’ Player-Coach Reports to AAA
June 26th, 2014 at 4:00 PM
***PHOTO1*** According to Jesse Rogers of ESPNchicago.com, Manny Ramirez will report to AAA Iowa today.  Manny will join the Iowa Cubs as a player coach in hopes that he can help develop some of the Cubs’ top hitting prospects, Javier Baez and Arismendy Alcantara, and Kris Bryant in particular. Manny has been...

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,...

Projecting the Chicago Cubs 2017 Starting Lineup
June 14th, 2014 at 6:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** The timeline for the Chicago Cubs rebuilding process says that the team will be ready to compete for a title in 2016 at the earliest.  So for argument sake, lets extrapolate to 2017 when the Cubs will be legitimate contenders.  The Cubs have so many exciting prospects coming through the...

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. ...

Understanding the Cubs’ Impending Prospect Logjam
May 28th, 2014 at 6:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** Since the day Theo Epstein arrived in Chicago his number one goal has been to build up the Chicago Cubs farm system, and by all accounts he has been incredibly successful.  Going into this season the Cubs had the number two-ranked system in all of baseball, per baseball prospectus, and...

No Love for Darwin Barney in Chicago
May 28th, 2014 at 6:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** At some point in the not-so-distant past Darwin Barney was the Chicago Cubs “second baseman of the future”.  The former 4th round pick out of Oregon State had incredibly steady hands and a bat that was underwhelming, but intriguing.  No one thought that Darwin Barney would be an offensive powerhouse...

Manny Ramirez Joins the Chicago Cubs as AAA Player-Coach
May 25th, 2014 at 12:49 PM
***PHOTO1*** For those of you who have missed "Manny being Manny", wait no more.  ESPN.com is reporting that Manny Ramirez has agreed to join the Chicago Cubs AAA affiliate, the Iowa Cubs, as a player-coach.  The hope is that Ramirez can assist the Cubs young hitters in their development. Since being suspended...