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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...

Have You Cast Your All-Star Ballot Yet?
June 1st, 2015 at 5:46 PM
***PHOTO1*** This year’s all-star game, which will be held in Cincinnati, is fast approaching as the calendar has now turned to June and a few Chicago Cubs players may be up for an invite. Many Cubs’ fans will do what they do every year and vote for all their favorite...

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...

Lester Looks to Build Off Strong Outing in First May Start
April 30th, 2015 at 2:00 PM
***PHOTO1*** Jon Lester looked like himself last week against the Cincinnati Reds when he struck out ten in six innings, and he will look to build off that performance tomorrow afternoon against the Milwaukee Brewers. Pitching in the American League for nearly a decade, Lester does not have a ton of...

Ace-Ball Taking Center Stage in the NL Central
April 27th, 2015 at 12:48 PM
***PHOTO1*** The landscape of the National League Central shifted dramatically this past weekend thanks to a trio of aces that we are all too familiar with. The biggest piece of news has to be the Achilles injury suffered by, St. Louis Cardinals’ ace, Adam Wainwright against the Milwaukee Brewers on...

Cubs’ Lester Looks to Get on Track Vs Reds
April 24th, 2015 at 1:15 PM
***PHOTO1*** Jon Lester will take the ball for the fourth time in a Chicago Cubs' uniform tonight and hopefully he is able to turn in his first quality start of the season. Lester, who signed a club record $155 million contract this off-season, is 0-2 with a 6.89 ERA on the...

Cubs’ Shutout Win Over Reds a Sign of Good Things to Come
April 16th, 2015 at 10:23 AM
***PHOTO1*** The Chicago Cubs shutout the Cincinnati Reds last night on Jackie Robinson Day 5-0 but there are more positive takeaways than just the win. Both Anthony Rizzo and Travis Wood took the first steps towards getting their season on track in the victory, which is good news for the...

Wood to Take the Hill Vs. Former Team on Jackie Robinson Day
April 15th, 2015 at 4:11 PM
***PHOTO1*** Travis Wood will look to rebound tonight against the Cincinnati Reds after a rough outing in his first start of the year last week in which he yielded three runs on seven hits over just 4.2 innings. If Wood needed any more juice to get up for this start he’s...

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...

Lester Continues to Impress with 1st Spring Outing
March 7th, 2015 at 3:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** Jon Lester won the hearts of Chicago Cubs fans everywhere long before he ever threw a pitch for his new team by the way that he has approached the upcoming season. He has been the talk of the town and has received rave reviews from every one from...

Kris Bryant’s Rank Among MLB Third Basemen
February 18th, 2015 at 3:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** Kris Bryant’s status on the MLB roster will be one of the most hotly debated topics of the Chicago Cubs’ Spring Training this year. Bryant, currently ranked as the no. two prospect in all of baseball by MLB.com, is the best third basemen in the entire Cubs organization but he...

Sunday Spotlight: Former Cubs’ Skipper Wants Another Shot
February 8th, 2015 at 3:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** The Chicago Cubs have had six different managers since Dusty Baker left the team after the 2006 season and Lou Piniella was able to coach to team to a record above .500. Dusty Baker managed the Cubs from 2003-2006 and amassed 322 wins in addition to leading the team...

Travis Wood is not a Lock to Be Cubs’ 5th Starter
February 6th, 2015 at 3:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** Just a few short years ago it looked like Travis Wood could be a real solid number two starter for the Chicago Cubs as they prepared to turn the corner, but that is no longer the case. Many are starting to come to the realization that maybe his 2013...

Breaking Down the Cubs’ New Catcher Miguel Montero
December 16th, 2014 at 3:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** The Chicago Cubs acquired Miguel Montero last week when they struck a deal with the Arizona Diamondbacks, but what are they really getting? As we discussed last week, Miguel Montero is not a huge statistical upgrade over the Cubs’ current backstop, Welington Castillo, but his resume is very impressive. Montero...

Down on the Farm: Where the Cubs Rank in the NL Central
November 29th, 2014 at 3:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** We have been hearing for over a year now about how talented the Chicago Cubs’ farm system is and in 2014 we got to see a number of the organization’s top prospects make their MLB debuts. But just how good is the Cubs’ system? Here’s a look at how they...

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: · ...