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Despite Loss Cubs’ Rookie Showed Protential
June 27th, 2015 at 11:48 PM
***PHOTO1*** Chicago Cubs' rookie right-hander, Donn Roach was saddled with the loss on Saturday after giving up four earned runs in 3.1 innings of work; the Cubs ultimately fell by a score of 8-1 to the St. Louis Cardinals. Roach's results were less than desirable but the 25-year-old did show...

BREAKING NEWS: Cubs Sign 2nd Round Pick
June 25th, 2015 at 4:04 PM
***PHOTO1*** BREAKING NEWS: According to Carrie Muskat, the Chicago Cubs reached an agreement with Donnie Dewees, the team's second round pick from this year's amateur draft, on thursday. Dewees, who hit .422 with 18 home runs for the University of North Florida, agreed to a signing bonus of $1.7 million. In...

On the Mend: Chicago Cubs’ Injury Update
June 23rd, 2015 at 8:42 PM
***PHOTO1*** The Chicago Cubs were bit by the injury bug hard to start off the 2015 season but many of the injured players are now on the comeback trail. Here’s a quick look at how everyone is doing on their rehab assignments. Mike Olt: Mike Olt had about as strong of a...

Defensive Shifts: Good or Bad for Baseball?
June 23rd, 2015 at 11:38 AM
***PHOTO1*** One of the big debates that has taken center stage this summer is the use of defensive shifts; teams are shifting and over shifting more often now than any other time in baseball’s 125+ year history. Fact: the offensive production in major leagues is on the decline, according to baseball-reference.com;/...

Chicago Cubs’ Future Lies in the Outfield
June 22nd, 2015 at 4:35 PM
***PHOTO1*** The Chicago Cubs had the best minor league system heading into the 2015 season due, in large part, to their abundance of quality infielders but now that Kris Bryant, Addison Russell and the rest of the crop have had their first taste of the big leagues the strength of the...

Schwarber to Go Back to the Minor Leagues
June 21st, 2015 at 9:54 PM
***PHOTO1*** Kyle Schwarber's MLB stint is over. After spending the past week with the Chicago Cubs on their American League road trip, the organization has sent Schwarber back to the minor leagues, as promised. Schwarber served primarily as the team's designated hitter for the past five games (and even...

Despite Loss, Rizzo Continues to Hit
June 20th, 2015 at 12:52 PM
***PHOTO1*** The Chicago Cubs fell to the Minnesota Twins by a score of 7-2 on Friday but Anthony Rizzo was not at fault. the Cubs' slugging first baseman deposited two more long balls into the bleachers in his 2-4 effort, giving him now 14 on the season. From a power...

It’s All in the Numbers: a Chicago Cubs’ Quick Hit
June 19th, 2015 at 3:21 PM
***PHOTO1*** 1. Since numbers were added to major league uniforms in the early 1900’s, every number between 1-68 has been worn by at least one Chicago Cubs’ player except for #65. The Chicago Cubs have never had a player wear a number in the 80's. 2. Of the 23 major league...

Welcome to the Big Leagues Mr. Schwarber
June 18th, 2015 at 1:31 PM
***PHOTO1*** The Chicago Cubs welcomed Kyle Schwarber to the big leagues in style on Wednesday with a 17-0 walloping of the Cleveland Indians. Schwarber, who made his MLB debut on Tuesday, started for the first time yesterday and went 4-5 with two RBI’s and three runs scored. Additionally, the Cubs got...

Chicago Cubs Quick Hits: Chasing History
June 16th, 2015 at 7:48 PM
***PHOTO1*** The Chicago Cubs have been very poor for a long time but the 2015 club is looking to break the mold. Entering play today the Cubs sit at 34-27 and in third place in the National League Central division and have momentum on their side thanks to a young...

Cubs’ Prospects Making the Jump to the Big Leagues
June 16th, 2015 at 3:10 PM
***PHOTO1*** There is overwhelming optimism surrounding all of the Chicago Cubs’ up-and-coming talent and it is easy to get caught up in the excitement. We have already gotten a small taste of nearly all of the team’s top hitting prospects (with Kyle Schwarber making his MLB debut this week) and...

BREAKING NEWS: Cubs to Promote Top Hitting Prospect
June 15th, 2015 at 11:27 PM
***PHOTO1*** BREAKING NEWS: According to the Chicago Tribune, the Chicago Cubs will promote Kyle Schwarber, their top hitting prospect, to the big leagues this week. The Cubs will use Schwarber as a DH against the Cleveland Indians and Minnesota Twins in the coming six games before, in all likelihood, sending...

Missed Opportunities: Cubs’ What-Ifs of the Past 15 Years
June 12th, 2015 at 1:53 PM
***PHOTO1*** In recent years the Chicago Cubs have run into a bit of bad luck in terms of catching players at the right time in their careers. Whether it was trading Josh Donaldson, Ryan Flaherty, DJ LaMahieu, Dontrelle Willis or Josh Hamilton before they reached their potential, getting diminished and/or...

RF Bleachers Open at Wrigley, Cubs Win
June 12th, 2015 at 10:28 AM
***PHOTO1*** For the first time in front of a full stadium this season the Chicago Cubs pulled out a win. Last night was the season debut for the right field bleachers at Wrigley Field, thus returning the historic ballpark back to full capacity, and the Cubs celebrated with a 6-3...

Update: Chicago Cubs’ 2015 Draft Results
June 10th, 2015 at 2:04 PM
***PHOTO1*** We are now in day three of the 2015 MLB amateur draft and the Chicago Cubs will be wrapping up their day shortly but here is a look at their first ten picks: Non-Pitchers: Player Round Class .ave HR RBI SB Ian Happ, OF 1 JR .369 14 44 12 Donnie Dewees, OF 2 JR .422 18 68 23 Darryl Wilson, OF 4 HS N/A N/A N/A N/A Vimael Machin, SS 10 SR .339 3 53 6 Pitchers: Pitcher Round Class W-L ERA .oba Bryan Hudson, LHP 3 HS 10-2 0.50 N/A Ryan Kellogg, LHP 5 JR 9-2 3.60 .274 Dave Berg, RHP 6 SR 7-1 (13 SV) 0.68 .205 Craig...

BREAKINGS NEWS: Cubs Ink RHP Soriano
June 9th, 2015 at 11:03 AM
***PHOTO1*** BREAKING NEWS: Accoring to the Chicago Sun-Times and Bleacher Report, the Chicago Cubs have just come to an agreement with, free agent reliever, Rafael Soriano. Soriano, 35, has not pitched in the big leagues since last fall when he was a member of the Washington Nationals' bullpen but he...

CUBS NEWS: Javier Baez Suffers Setback
June 7th, 2015 at 11:49 PM
***PHOTO1*** CUBS NEWS: Chicago Cubs infielder, Javier Baez has been tearing up the Pacific Coast League this season and appeared to be on the verge of earning a second crack at the big leagues; however, the 22-year-old's comeback hit a snag on Sunday. According to the Des Moines Register, Baez...

Should the Cubs Go After Rafael Soriano?
June 6th, 2015 at 3:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** According to NBC Sports, the Chicago Cubs are one of a handful of teams that are interested in, former Washington Nationals closer, Rafael Soriano. The Cubs could definitely use some help in the bullpen as they currently rank 21st in the big leagues in bullpen ERA (3.78) according to ESPN.com,...

Prepare for the Bryant Vs. Gallo Rivalry
June 5th, 2015 at 1:57 PM
***PHOTO1*** Chicago Cubs rookie, Kris Bryant has been one of baseball’s best rookies on the offensive side of the ball through the first quarter of the 2015 season but he may have more competition for the spotlight than just Joc Pederson the rest of the way. The Texas Rangers called up...

Schwarber Continues to Impress, Named Player of the Month
June 5th, 2015 at 11:58 AM
***PHOTO1*** Chicago Cubs’ catching prospect, Kyle Schwarber appears to have picked up where he left off at the end of the 2014 season and was named the organization’s minor league player of the month for May earlier this week. Schwarber, now with the Tennessee Smokies (AA), slashed .297/.443/.582 with eight...