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BREAKING NEWS: Chicago Cubs Acquire Rodney
August 27th, 2015 at 6:51 PM
***PHOTO1*** BREAKING NEWS: According to MLB.com the Chicago Cubs have just acquired, closer, Fernando Rodney from the Seattle Mariners. Rodney, who 5-5 with 16 saves and a 5.68 ERA, was designated for assignment by the Mariners last week and had lost his spot as the team's closer before then. ...

Down on the Farm: Possible September Call-Ups
August 25th, 2015 at 3:16 PM
***PHOTO1*** The Chicago Cubs have been grinding through the dog days of summer for months now but help is almost on the way! Major League Baseball teams are now less than a week away expanded rosters and being allowed to bring minor leaguers to the show to get their feet...

The Beginning of the End for Starlin Castro
August 12th, 2015 at 12:39 PM
***PHOTO1*** Starlin Castro has long had a hot and cold relationship with the city of Chicago due to his lackadaisical approach in the field and frequent mental gaffes but it appears as though the three-time all-star is has finally started to reach the end of his rope. The first sign...

CUBS NEWS: Soriano Headed to DL
August 5th, 2015 at 7:00 PM
***PHOTO1*** A little more than a month ago RHP Rafael Soriano was viewed as the possible savior of the Chicago Cubs' bullpen. Many envisioned him joining the club at the season's mid-point, righting the ship and carrying the backend of the bullpen down the stretch; however, that is not what has...

BREAKING NEWS: Cubs Acquire RHP Tommy Hunter from Baltimore
August 1st, 2015 at 5:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** BREAKING NEWS: The Chicago Cubs have just acquired RHP Tommy Hunter from the Baltimore Orioles in exchange for OF Junior Lake. Hunter, who is signed through the end of the season, has gone 2-2 with a 3.46 ERA in 44.2 innings (39 appearances) for the Orioles this year and could provide...

BREAKING NEWS: Cubs Acquire Haren from Marlins
August 1st, 2015 at 3:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** BREAKING NEWS: The Chicago Cubs have just acquired RHP Dan Haren (and cash) from the Miami Marlins in exchange for, minor leaguers, RHP Ivan Pineyro and SS Elliot Soto. Haren, 34, is 7-7 with a 3.42 ERA in 21 starts this season and figures to increase the depth of the...

The Chicago Cubs All-Prospect Team 2.0
July 31st, 2015 at 10:01 AM
***PHOTO1*** The Chicago Cubs “bright future” Seems to be upon us but that doesn’t mean that their farm system has been completely wiped out. Here is a look at what the Chicago Cubs’ all-prospect team looks like heading into the second half of the 2015 season. Player Org. Rank MiLB Rank MiLB Pos....

Cubs Still Prominent in Updated MiLB Prospect Rankings
July 30th, 2015 at 3:22 PM
***PHOTO1*** Baseball has seen an incredible influx in young talent here in the first half of the 2015 season (Kris Bryant, Addison Russell, Joc Pederson & Carlos Correa, to name a few) and seeing these kids in action has been incredibly exciting! However, what is now left in the minor leagues?...

MiLB NEWS: Richard Accepts Assignment to Iowa, Dominates
July 30th, 2015 at 12:14 AM
***PHOTO1*** You may remember Clayton Richard's impressive start for the Chicago Cubs on July fourth; it was his first big league outing in almost two years and it looked like the Cubs had finally found a viable fifth starter. Now, almost a month later, Richard has been knocked around to the...

Baez Dazzles in Return to AAA
July 29th, 2015 at 11:46 PM
***PHOTO1*** Javier Baez was out of commission for more than a month before he began a rehab stint with the Chicago Cubs' rookie-league affiliate last week where he hit .417 with no strikeouts in four games. Baez returned to the Iowa Cubs lineup last night and promptly went 2-5 with...

CUBS NEWS: Ramirez Headed Back to DL
July 29th, 2015 at 11:21 PM
***PHOTO1*** Chicago Cubs' reliever Neil Ramirez is headed back to the disabled list. After dealing with shoulder issues all season long, it is an abdominal injury that has the 26-year-old on the shelf this time around. Ramirez said he felt some pain after sneezing while warming up yesterday and...

Make Your Own All-Movie Lineup and Share It with Cubs101
July 27th, 2015 at 1:00 PM
***PHOTO1*** With all the excitement of the trade deadline drawing closer we here at Cubs101 got to thinking about what moves we would like to see made and how we could construct our perfect roster. From all that wishful thinking and day dreaming we came up with a roster comprised...

Cubs’ Prospects Who Will Grab the Spotlight Down the Stretch
July 27th, 2015 at 11:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** The minor league season is well underway for the Chicago Cubs’ higher level affiliates and there are a couple of names that you need to be aware of. We have already talked about the team’s top prospects, like Kyle Schwarber, Gleyber Torres and company, but here are some lesser-known...

Where are the 2015 Cubs Now? Part 2
July 27th, 2015 at 10:34 AM
***PHOTO1*** Building off this morning’s part 1 of where are they now, we continue with the exploration of where the Chicago Cubs 2015 Opening Day roster is now. Tommy La Stella – Injured, April 8th After a decent rookie season for the Atlanta Braves in 2014, Tommy La Stella figured to be...

Where are the 2015 Cubs Now? Part 1
July 27th, 2015 at 10:04 AM
***PHOTO1*** The Cubs have yet to make a splash with the trade deadline fast approaching but that doesn’t mean that 2015 has been without a handful of roster moves. Here is an update on where those guys who were on the team’s opening day roster are now. Arismendy Alcantara –...

The Most Overlooked Aspect of Baseball
July 27th, 2015 at 10:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** For a long time baseball has neglected the mental side of the game, and for a long time talented players have wasted away their careers because of mental weakness. Former Cubs like Brett Jackson and Josh Vitters, who were supposed to be Major League stars, ended up as nothing...

Need for Speed: Rizzo Continues to Steal Bags
July 27th, 2015 at 9:00 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...

Quick Hits: Chicago Cubs’ Fun Facts
July 27th, 2015 at 8:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** 1. Of all the all-stars and Hall-of-Famers that have ever worn a Chicago Cubs’ uniform, none have accumulated a WAR higher than Cap Anson (84.4). An infielder for the Cubs from 1876-1897, Anson played 22 of his 27 professional seasons in Chicago and accumulated 97...

CUBS NEWS: 2015 First Rounder Promoted to A-ball
July 25th, 2015 at 3:57 AM
***PHOTO1*** Ian Happ joined the Chicago Cubs organization less than two months ago and he has already earned his first promotion. After spending the first 29 games of his career with the Eugene Emeralds (A-) Happ's performance has earned him a spot with the South Bend Cubs, in the eyes...

Chicago Cubs Get Much Needed Relief with Additions of Rafael Soriano and Yoervis Medina
July 23rd, 2015 at 5:00 PM
Despite what you have been reading in the media and on baseball betting sites about the Chicago Cubs' bullpen lately, they have actually been one of the better corps in baseball in 2015. However, baseball is very much a "what have you done for me lately" business and lately the...