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BREAKING NEWS: Cubs Ship Castillo to Seattle
May 19th, 2015 at 10:23 AM
***PHOTO1*** BREAKING NEWS: According to Jeff Passan, the Chicago Cubs have sent C Welington Castillo to the Seattle Mariners. In return the Cubs will receive Yoervis Medina, a 26-year-old RHP who owns a 2.82 ERA in 141 relief appearances for Seattle. Medina is 1-0 with a 3.00 ERA in 12.0 innings...

All Coke’d Out: Cubs Cut Ties with Lefty
May 18th, 2015 at 11:30 PM
***PHOTO1*** The Chicago Cubs have finally had enough of Phil Coke. The team designated the 32-year-old lefty for assignment on Monday; no corresponding move has been announced at the time of this writing. The Cubs invited the Coke to Spring Training this year and selected him for the Opening Day roster...

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...

CUBS NEWS: Maddon to Shake up the Rotation
May 16th, 2015 at 9:24 PM
***PHOTO1*** 2015 has not been Travis Wood's year. The Chicago Cubs' former all-star sports and ERA of 5.45 in eight appearances and has finally been removed from the rotation by Joe Maddon. Wood picked up his first career save in his first relief appearance since 2011 in yesterday's win...

Youth Movement: Chicago Cubs are Getting Younger and Playing Better
May 15th, 2015 at 2:48 PM
***PHOTO1*** The Chicago Cubs entered play today with a record of 19-15, good for second best in the National League Central division. At this time last year the 2014 Cubs were well on their way to another disappointing season but much has changed since then. The team appears to...

Quick Hits: a Foursome of Chicago Cubs’ Tidbits
May 14th, 2015 at 11:08 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...

Will the Real Jon Lester Please Stand Up
May 13th, 2015 at 3:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** It’s not unusual for, Cubs’ ace, Jon Lester to get off to a slow start but his performance in the month of April was just downright unacceptable; however, now that the calendar has turned to May he has been a different pitcher. Month W-L ERA WHIP .oba April 0-2 6.23 1.569 .322 May 3-0 1.80 1.100 .200 (Stats per baseball-reference.com) It took him four starts to get...

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...

CUBS NEWS: LF Bleachers to Make 2015 Debut
May 11th, 2015 at 12:30 PM
***PHOTO1*** It has been a long time coming but fans of the Chicago Cubs are finally going to see some tangible progress with the Wrigley Field renovations. Tonight will be the first time this season that the left field bleachers will be operational and, according to WGN, should increase the...

Sunday Spotlight: How Much More Slack Does Kyle Hendricks Have?
May 10th, 2015 at 3:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** Kyle Hendricks broke out in a big way during his 2014 rookie campaign and really made a name for himself in the city of Chicago. Who would have ever thought that a kid who went to Dartmouth could throw a baseball like that? In 13 starts, Hendricks went...

Down on the Farm: Strong up the Middle
May 9th, 2015 at 3:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** The Chicago Cubs’ minor league system was named baseball’s best in the month of April thanks to the fantastic starts by quite a few of their top prospects. In addition to the Tennessee Bash Brothers, the Cubs’ have gotten great production out of a trio of younger players; Albert...

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...

Arrieta’s Slip up Against Cards a Fluke
May 8th, 2015 at 12:06 PM
***PHOTO1*** Rivalries have a way of bringing out the best in a competitor and, Chicago Cubs’ starter Jake Arrieta is no different. Yesterday’s loss to the St. Louis Cardinals is tough to stomach but, in the long run, will be really no more than a blip on the radar for Arrieta....

Is Addison Russell the Next Javier Baez?
May 8th, 2015 at 3:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** Chicago Cubs’ rookie second baseman, Addison Russell has been playing well of late, hitting in ten consecutive games and hitting .343 over that span. Russell is going through a bit of an adjustment defensively as second base is not his natural position, but he seems to be coming around on...

Can the Grimm Reaper Save the Cubs’ Bullpen?
May 7th, 2015 at 3:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** According to Carrie Muskat, the Chicago Cubs activated RHP Justin Grimm from the disabled list and will (hopefully) receive an instant boost in what has been exposed as the team’s greatest weakness this season. In a subsequent move, Anthony Varvaro, who was claimed off waivers earlier this week, was...

3 Ways to Instantly Know What’s Happening in Sports
May 6th, 2015 at 12:48 PM
When you bet with an online sportsbook, timing is everything. You need lightning fast reflexes to get not only the inside scoop on the game but also to find the sportsbook that’s offering the best opportunity. Technology makes it harder to be first in line, but you can turn the...

Down on the Farm: Baez and Alcantara
May 6th, 2015 at 3:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** Yesterday we discussed a Chicago Cubs’ duo making waves in the Southern League (AA) and today we shift our attention to a duo making a comeback in the Pacific Coast League (AAA). Javier Baez and Arismendy Alcantara have gotten a late jump on the AAA season for various reasons but...

MLB NEWS: Chicago Cubs Promote Russell, Cut Ties with Parker
May 5th, 2015 at 7:37 PM
***PHOTO1*** MLB NEWS: Per ESPN Chicago, the Chicago Cubs have promoted LHP James Russell and designated RHP Blake Parker for Assignment. James Russell logged a 3.87 ERA in four and a half seasons with the Cubs before being dealt to the Atlanta Braves at the trade deadline last summer. Russell re-signed...

Soler Power Outage: Cubs Rookie Scuffling
May 5th, 2015 at 1:00 PM
***PHOTO1*** When Jorge Soler made his Major League debut last summer he took the league by storm, hitting monster home runs and picking up RBI’s like a veteran right out of the gate. Soler continued his success in the early weeks of this season but has fallen on hard times...

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...