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Chicago Cubs Fact Pack, by the Numbers
October 26th, 2014 at 4:00 PM
***PHOTO1*** 1. The Chicago Cubs retired the number 31 in honor of Fergie Jenkins and Greg Maddux. Only two other teams have retired the same number for multiple players; the Cincinnati Reds retired number 5 in honor of Johnny Bench and Willard Hershberger, and the New York Yankees retired number 8...

Chicago Cubs Fact Pack, September 30th
September 30th, 2014 at 12:00 PM
***PHOTO1*** 1. According to Ace of MLB Stats (@Aceballstats): Cincinnati Reds Closer, Aroldis Chapman struck out 85 of the first 239 batters he faced this season. Atlanta Braves Closer, Craig Kimbrel struck out 94 of the first 239 batters he faced this season. Chicago Cubs shortstop, Javier Baez struck out in...

Chicago Cubs Fact Pack, September 18th
September 18th, 2014 at 12:00 PM
***PHOTO1*** 1. Chicago Cubs’ starter, Edwin Jackson makes his first start since August 20th tomorrow against the Los Angeles Dodgers. According to baseball-reference.com, Jackson is 4-2 with a 3.40 ERA and a WHIP of 1.311 in seven career starts against the Dodgers. Much more impressive than his 2014 line of...

Chicago Cubs’ Fact Pack, September 17th
September 17th, 2014 at 12:00 PM
***PHOTO1*** 1. Chicago Cubs starter, Jake Arrieta was brilliant in last night’s 7-0 victory over the Cincinnati Reds. Arrieta threw a complete-game shutout, allowing just one hit, one walk and striking out 13. It was a night full of firsts for the Cubs’ 28-year-old ace: · ...

A Huge Bounce-Back Start for Travis Wood
September 16th, 2014 at 4:00 PM
***PHOTO1*** The highlight of the Chicago Cubs’ 1-0 win over the Cincinnati Reds last night was Anthony Rizzo’s walk-off blast, but lets be sure to give, starting pitcher, Travis Wood his due, as well. Wood turned in a gem, allowing zero runs on just three hits over six innings and lowered...

Chicago Cubs Fact Pack, September 16th
September 16th, 2014 at 12:00 PM
***PHOTO1*** 1. Announced this week, Kris Bryant and Jen-Ho Tseng have been named the Chicago Cubs minor league player and pitcher of the year for 2014. Bryant hit .325 with 43 home runs, 114 RBI, 34 doubles and 15 steals between AA and AAA, while Tseng, 19, went 6-1 with...

Chicago Cubs Fact Pack, September 15th
September 15th, 2014 at 12:00 PM
***PHOTO1*** 1. The Chicago Cubs are hoping that, first baseman, Anthony Rizzo will return to the starting lineup tonight against the Cincinnati Reds. Rizzo has missed time due to a back strain and last played on August 26th; the Cubs went 6-12 in his absence. 2. When the Chicago Cubs open...

Top Five Excuses to Get Out of Work
September 15th, 2014 at 6:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** Chicago Cubs rookie, Jorge Soler missed the team’s three-game series against the Pittsburgh Pirates this past weekend so that he could be present for the birth of his child. Soler is expected to rejoin the scuffling Cubs’ today when they take on the Cincinnati Reds at 7:05 at Wrigley...

Cubs SS Starlin Castro Making a Statement
September 2nd, 2014 at 4:00 PM
***PHOTO1*** Chicago Cubs shortstop, Starlin Castro is making a strong statement through his play as the 2014 season enters its final weeks. We discussed last week how Castro is poised for a strong finish, but this past week he has proven that he can put up more than just numbers....

Chicago Cubs Fact Pack, August 29th
August 29th, 2014 at 12:00 PM
***PHOTO1*** 1. Last night the Kane County Cougars (A) set a new franchise record by winning their 89th game of the summer. The old mark of 88 was set back in 2001 when the team was affiliated with the (then) Florida Marlins and featured 11 eventual major leaguers, including Adrian Gonzalez...

Reds Run Away with a Victory
August 29th, 2014 at 6:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** The Chicago Cubs fell to the Cincinnati Reds in yesterday’s series finale by a score of 7-2 thanks to a number of things that went wrong: Jake Arrieta didn’t bring his “A” game (surrendering four walks and throwing 96 pitches in four innings of work), errors by Arismendy Alcantara and...

Chicago Cubs Fact Pack, August 28th
August 28th, 2014 at 12:00 PM
***PHOTO1*** 1. Last night Jorge Soler hit a 2-1 fastball from, Cincinnati Reds starter, Mat Latos 423 feet into the centerfield batter’s eye in the top of the second inning. In doing so, Soler became the first Chicago Cubs’ rookie homer in his first major league at bat since Starlin Castro...

Soler Shines in Debut Despite Loss
August 28th, 2014 at 6:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** The Chicago Cubs made it interesting late in last night’s 7-5 loss to the Cincinnati Reds but Jorge Soler did not disappoint. Cubs’ manager, Rick Renteria elected to bat Soler in the five-hole in a lineup that was without Anthony Rizzo. Soler came up in the top of...

Turner to Make First Start as a Cub
August 27th, 2014 at 4:00 PM
***PHOTO1*** Jacob Turner will take the mound as a starter for the first time since joining the Chicago Cubs today against the Cincinnati Reds. As mentioned in an earlier article, Turner has not made an appearance as a starter in nearly a month (back when he was with the Miami Marlins)...

Chicago Cubs Fact Pack: August 27th
August 27th, 2014 at 12:00 PM
***PHOTO1*** 1. Chicago Cubs first baseman, Anthony Rizzo hit his 30th home run of the year last night off of Cincinnati Reds ace, Johnny Cueto. In doing so, Rizzo became the youngest Cubs’ lefty to hit 30 bombs in a season, the seventh lefty to hit 30 overall, and the...

With Soler’s Promotion, Cubs’ Future is Upon Us
August 27th, 2014 at 6:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** With Jorge Soler Set to make his major league debut tonight against the Cincinnati Reds, the Chicago Cubs’ Future takes one more step towards actualization. Soler is the third Cubs’ rookie who has been called up in 2014 who looks to be a staple in the lineup for years...

BREAKING NEWS: Cubs AAA RF Jorge Soler
August 25th, 2014 at 11:56 PM
***PHOTO1*** BREAKING NEWS: According to Matt Snyder of CBSSports.com, the Chicago Cubs have promoted rightfielder Jorge Soler. Soler is expected to make his debut tomorrow against the Cincinnati Reds and is also expected to receive the bulk of the starting duties in rightfield. As of yesterday, Soler was hitting .340 with...

Chicago Cubs’ Ghosts of Prospects Past
July 11th, 2014 at 6:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** On Wednesday Arismendy Alcantara made his MLB debut and yesterday he had a career day.  Alcantara went 4-5 with three RBI and two runs scored against the Cincinnati Reds.   In fact, Alcantara's performance was so good that it has changed Theo Epstein's mind and now it will be Kyle Hendricks,...

Stop Blaming Cubs’ Losing Streak on Samardzija Trade
July 9th, 2014 at 4:00 PM
***PHOTO1*** Since Trading Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel to the Oakland Athletics last weekend, the Chicago Cubs’ are 0-5 and some Cubs fans are wining.  Stop it.  That trade had next to nothing to do with the Cubs’ current skid.  Coming into each of their respective series with the Cubs both...

Jason Hammel Learns the Danger of “Comebackers”
June 23rd, 2014 at 4:00 PM
***PHOTO1*** “Comebackers,” line drives hit right back at the pitcher, can be the scariest play in sports.  Serious injuries to Alex Cobb (Tampa Bay Rays), Brandon McCarthy (Arizona Diamondbacks), and, most recently, Aroldis Chapman (Cincinnati Reds) have raised awareness and even prompted Major League Baseball to create a padded hat that...