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Youth Movement: Chicago Cubs Just Keep Getting Younger
April 23rd, 2015 at 10:44 AM
***PHOTO1*** When the Chicago Cubs sent Arismendy Alcantara, 23, back to Iowa for some remedial work, one would think that the team would replace him with a veteran on the bench. However, this is the Chicago Cubs we are talking about, so naturally Alcantara’s replacement was, 21-year-old, Addison Russell. It seems...

Kris Bryant Proving He Can Do It All
April 23rd, 2015 at 3:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** Chicago Cubs’ phemon, Kris Bryant’s career is nearly a week old and already he has made a strong impression on the baseball world. After a rough debut in which he went 0-4 with three strikeouts, Bryant has gone 9-18 with four runs and six RBI’s in the five games...

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....

Celebrating a Hero During the Season Dedicated to an Icon
April 16th, 2015 at 3:00 AM
It was a chilly spring night at Wrigley Field and, despite the occasion, baseball’s mantra of “business as usual” did it’s best to capture the attention of the 30,000 fans filing in through the turnstiles. April 15th, a league wide celebration of Jackie Robinson and the day that he broke...

Cubs’ Coghlan Proving to Valuable Asset
April 15th, 2015 at 3:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** When Joe Maddon and Theo Epstein decided that the Chicago Cubs would carry three catchers to open the 2015 season we knew that Joe Maddon would have to get creative with they way that he got everyone into the lineup. The easiest way to do that is to ask other...

The Impact of Javier Baez’s Absence
April 1st, 2015 at 3:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** The news that Javier Baez will start the 2015 season in AAA appears to have set a number of changes to the Chicago Cubs roster in motion. It has been thought all winter that Baez would be the Cubs’ Opening Day second baseman but now that he will be with...

How Kris Bryant to LF Impacts the Cubs’ Lineup
March 27th, 2015 at 3:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** Kris Bryant made his first ever appearance in the outfield for the Chicago Cubs in last night’s Cactus League game against the Los Angeles Angels and his evening went off without a hitch. People around baseball have speculated that Brant would end up in the outfield since the Cubs drafted...

How “Legit” Has Kris Bryant’s Breakout Spring Been?
March 26th, 2015 at 5:55 AM
***PHOTO1*** The age-old argument against Spring Training success is that players aren’t playing against major league talent everyday and therefore their numbers aren’t as impressive as they may seem. Kris Bryant, for example, has been out of his mind the past three weeks posting a line of .464/.531/1.500 with nine home...

Bold Predictions: Kris Bryant Makes Opening Day Roster
March 16th, 2015 at 3:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** Kris Bryant’s status within the Chicago Cubs organization has been one of the most hotly contested topics of the off-season and has even gained the attention of the MLB player’s union. Kris Bryant, himself, has stoked the fire with his unbelievable performance during the first two weeks of Spring...

Down on the Farm: Breakout Prospects for 2015
February 28th, 2015 at 3:00 AM
The Chicago Cubs have one of baseball’s best minor league systems and should be pumping out quality major leaguers for years to come. We are all familiar with the prospects who made their debuts in 2014: Arismendy Alcantara, Javier Baez, Kyle Hendricks and Jorge Soler, and we know plenty...

MLB NEWS: Youk and Manny to Be Part of 2015 Staff
February 24th, 2015 at 10:28 AM
***PHOTO1*** Announced this morning by Carrie Muskat and Bruce Levine, Kevin Youkilis and Manny Ramirez will serve as consultants to the Chicago Cubs in 2015. News broke last week that Kevin Youkilis would be joining the Cubs as a special assistant to the GM but we weren’t 100% sure about...

Bold Predictions: Homegrown Products Will Dominate Cubs’ Future
February 16th, 2015 at 3:00 AM
The St. Louis Cardinals and Boston Red Sox have proven in recent years that the key to building a contending team, year after year, is a strong minor league system. Having a system that is continuously pumping out major league talent allows teams to reload, as opposed to rebuild,...

Over or Under on Key Cubs’ 2015 Projections
February 14th, 2015 at 3:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** Earlier this off-season we took a look at what Bill James projects for each player in the Chicago Cubs' lineup but now that the roster has been (more or less) finalized it's time to take another look. Bill James' projections have proven to be eerily accurate over the years and...

Fan of the Week: 2014 Struggles Will Enable 2015 Success
February 13th, 2015 at 3:00 PM
***PHOTO1*** We have made it through another week and the weekend is upon us once again! This week's Fan of the Week comes to us from our pack of twitter followers and has been our most engaged reader over the past few weeks. Congratulations to Scott Griffith (@illini_dad) for...

Spring Training Count Down: Players to Watch Part 2
February 11th, 2015 at 3:00 PM
***PHOTO1*** This morning we covered some of the storylines to watch for when the Chicago Cubs' pitchers and catchers arrive at Spring Training next week and now we're going to take a look at which position players we should keep an eye on when they report to camp on February 24th. Arismendy...

Mike Olt & the Chicago Cubs’ 3B Situation
February 10th, 2015 at 3:00 PM
***PHOTO1*** As it stands right now, Mike Olt is the only player on the Chicago Cubs' roster with experience at third base and looks to be the favorite to start for the Cubs on opening day. Mike Olt was the Cubs' starting third baseman on opening day in 2014 but...

Predicting the Chicago Cubs’ Opening Day Roster
February 3rd, 2015 at 3:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** Now that football is officially over it’s time for us to turn our attention to baseball! There are so many storylines to follow as the Chicago Cubs prepare for Spring Training but today we are going to take a look at who should be on Joe Maddon’s opening day...

Bold Predictions: Cubs Will Tear up the Base Paths in 2015
February 2nd, 2015 at 3:00 AM
***VIDEO1*** The Chicago Cubs were not a big base stealing team in 2014 but with the roster changes that they have made this off-season 2015 could be a different story. The addition of Dexter Fowler and the prospect of having Arismendy Alcantara, Javier Baez, and possibly Matt Szczur and Junior...

Down on the Farm: Chicago Cubs’ Prospects Pepper the Top-100 List
January 31st, 2015 at 4:46 AM
***VIDEO1*** All week MLB.com has been putting out their lists of the top-10 prospects by position and last night they came out with the, much anticipated, top-100 overall. The list was originally presented live on MLB Network. The Chicago Cubs were recently voted the top minor league system in...

Chicago Cubs’ Winter Ball Playoff Wrap-up
January 27th, 2015 at 3:00 PM
Winter ball is officially over. Leagues in the Dominican, Mexico and the Caribbean wrapped up their winter seasons this week (Puerto Rico will finish tonight or tomorrow) allowing us to get one final look at the Chicago Cubs’ players progress before Spring Training starts. Playoff Stats Only Player League Games .ave .obp HR RBI SB Alcantara DR - - - - - - Baez PR 14 .217 .266 0 4 3 Lake DR 23 .256 .367 3 12 3 Ramirez DR 15 .224 .367 3 6 0 (Stats per MLB.com) ***PHOTO1*** Overall, it was...