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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...

Cubs’ Soler is Off to Another Hot Start
April 14th, 2015 at 11:21 AM
***PHOTO1*** Jorge Soler made himself a household name last fall when he hit the ground running after making his major league debut in late August and it looks like he is planning on taking the league by storm again in the early weeks of the 2015 season. Soler hit two home...

Inside the Mind of a Starter: Early Struggles
April 14th, 2015 at 3:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** Almost everything seems to be going right in Wrigleyville this spring. The Chicago Cubs, 4-2, are perched atop the National League Central, the key cogs in their offense are starting to get revved up and they came away with an exciting walk-off win against the, division rival, Cincinnati Reds last...

Down on the Farm: 2015 Season Underway for Chicago Cubs Minor League Affiliates
April 11th, 2015 at 3:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** The minor league season has officially begun as the Iowa Cubs (AAA), Tennessee Smokies (AA) and Myrtle Beach Pelicans (A+) all held their season openers on Thursday night! The focus in the Cubs’ farm system is obviously Kris Bryant but almost all of the team’s top prospects made their 2015...

Cubs Emerge 1-1 After First Series of 2015 Despite Woeful Offense
April 10th, 2015 at 3:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** Anyone who grew up playing baseball in Chicago knows that the weather conditions in early days of April are not ideal. Usually its cold, wet and cloudy which can make it hard to perform and hard to get psyched to play; a feeling that the Cubs’ offense is familiar...

Arrieta Shows He’s No Second Fiddle in Statement Game
April 9th, 2015 at 3:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** Jake Arrieta gave the Chicago Cubs the start they needed yesterday. After a disappointing opening day in which Jon Lester was unimpressive and the offense was helpless, Arrieta came out and spun a gem against the St. Louis Cardinals. Arrieta allowed just three hits (no runs) and struck...

The Conspiracy Theory Surrounding Yesterday’s Postponement
April 8th, 2015 at 3:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** Yesterday's game against the St. Louis Cardinals was postponed due to rain but the conspiracy theorist in me can't help but think that something wasn't quite right. The reason for the postponement, officially, was rain and their is some validity to that statement as the Chicagoland area did experience a...

BREAKING NEWS: Cubs Release Ryan Sweeney
April 7th, 2015 at 1:26 PM
***PHOTO1*** BREAKING NEWS: According to the Chicago Tribune and Bleacher Report, the Chicago Cubs have released OF Ryan Sweeney. Sweeney had been in competition with OF Matt Szczur and INF Jonathan Herrera for the final two spots on the Chicago Cubs' Opening Day roster and was the odd man out...

Cubs101′s Chicago Cubs’ 2015 Sleeper Pick
April 7th, 2015 at 11:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** The Chicago Cubs will take the field for the second time this season tonight at 7:05pm CT when Jake Arrieta takes on Lance Lynn and although the season is young, one Cubs’ player has already caught our attention. Tommy La Stella, the Chicago Cubs new second baseman, went 1-3 with...

Seven Reasons the Cubs Will Be Better than the White Sox in 2015
April 7th, 2015 at 3:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** After a plethora of off-season moves by both the Chicago Cubs and Chicago White Sox it looks like .500+ baseball is on its way back to Chicago. Both teams finished with a record of 73-89 in 2014 and should improve this year but we have a feeling that the...

Cubs’ Bullpen Looks Strong in Opener
April 6th, 2015 at 10:30 AM
***PHOTO1*** New Chicago Cubs’ ace, Jon Lester lasted only 4.1 innings and surrendered three runs on eight hits in last night’s season opener but the team’s bullpen looked sharp. Joe Maddon used five relievers to cover the remaining 4.2 innings and they held the St. Louis Cardinals to just two...

Bold Predictions: a Slow Start Offensively
April 6th, 2015 at 3:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** The story of last night’s season opener (besides Jon Lester’s early exit) was the Chicago Cubs’ lack of offense. The team went 0-13 with runners in scoring position and managed just five hits against the St. Louis Cardinals in the 3-0 loss. Today’s bold prediction is to expect...

Sunday Spotlight: What Spring Training Tells Us About the 2015 Cubs
April 5th, 2015 at 3:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** The Chicago Cubs will kick off the 2015 season tonight against the St. Louis Cardinals at Wrigley Field and the expectations couldn’t be any higher. Theo Epstein splurged this off-season and brought in “The Coach” in Joe Maddon, “The Ace” in Jon Lester and has begun to promote “The...

Chicago Cubs Spring Training Wrap Up
April 4th, 2015 at 3:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** Spring Training is finally over! The Chicago Cubs will play a pair of exhibition games (yesterday & today) against the Arizona Diamondbacks before heading back to Chicago to take on the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday, but for all intents and purposes, Spring Training is done. Officially, the...

Lester Vs. Wainwright Highlights MLB’s Opening Weekend
April 3rd, 2015 at 3:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** We are only days away from the beginning of the 2015 MLB season and the Chicago Cubs will take center stage when they face off against the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday night. MLB opening weekend is always a show but this year features quite a few can’t-miss matchups: Sunday:...

Who Will the Last Three Out in Cubs’ Camp Be?
April 2nd, 2015 at 12:17 PM
***PHOTO1*** This morning we discussed how Joe Maddon and Theo Epstein decided to demote Junior Lake, Zac Rosscup and Brian Schlitter to the minor leagues this week and now we turn our attention to the final three cuts that the Cubs need to make. With Opening Night on Sunday a...

Chicago Cubs Continue to Trim Roster
April 2nd, 2015 at 3:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** Joe Maddon and Theo Epstein have trimmed the Chicago Cubs’ roster to 32 players with the demotions of Junior Lake, Zac Rosscup and Brian Schlitter, according to Carrie Muskat. The demotion of Brian Schlitter is no surprise as he was up and down between the big leagues and AAA last...

The Chicago Cubs’ 2015 All-Prospect Team
April 1st, 2015 at 3:31 PM
***PHOTO1*** The Chicago Cubs “bright future” is just around the corner as the team’s top prospects are now reaching the higher levels of the minor leagues and even the big leagues. Here is a look at what the Chicago Cubs’ all-prospect team looks like heading into the 2015 season (*MiLB...

What Number Will Kris Bryant Wear in the MLB?
April 1st, 2015 at 11:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** Kris Bryant was sent down to the minors earlier this week but we all know that he will be back in the big leagues in a few weeks time. The good news of the situation is that this gives us time to speculate about what number he will wear...

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...