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Chicago Cubs’ 2014 Rookie Wrap Up
September 29th, 2014 at 4:00 PM
***PHOTO1*** 2014 was the “year of the rookie” for the Chicago Cubs with 10 players making their major league debuts this summer. The majority of whom figure to play a role in the team’s future plans. Player Games .ave .obp HR RBI Arismendy Alcantara 70 .205 .254 10 29 Javier Baez 52 .169 .227 9 20 Rafael Lopez 7 .182 .286 0 1 Jorge Soler 24 .292 .330 5 20 Matt Szczur 33 .226 .273 2 5 (Stats per Cubs.com) The Cubs’ rookie bats left something to be desired...

Chicago Cubs Fact Pack, September 25th
September 25th, 2014 at 12:00 PM
***PHOTO1*** 1. With last night’s 3-1 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals, the Chicago Cubs finished the 2014 season with a 41-40 record at Wrigley Field. It is the first time since 2009 (46-34) that the Cubs have been better than .500 at home, per ESPN.com. 2. 2014 has been the...

September Call-Ups Set to Join Cubs
September 1st, 2014 at 4:00 PM
***PHOTO1*** September is now upon us, which means it’s time for September call-ups. The Chicago Cubs plan to bring up a total of seven players but most of them won’t join the team until tomorrow, at the earliest, as the Iowa Cubs’ end their regular-season today. They did not...

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)...

5 Things That We Need to See Before Sept. 28th
August 20th, 2014 at 6:00 AM
We mentioned yesterday that the Chicago Cubs are approaching the point in the year where they need to shift their focus to the 2015 season. That doesn’t mean give up on 2014, but rather, use the rest of this season to prepare the players and the organization (as a...

Putting Cubs’ Rookie Hendricks in Perspective
August 19th, 2014 at 6:00 AM
Chicago Cubs rookie starter, Kyle Hendricks, continues to impress. Hendricks was dominant again yesterday, giving up one run on three hits over seven innings in the Cubs 4-1 over the New York Mets. The outing improved Hendricks to 5-1 with a 1.66 ERA in his first seven big league starts. ***PHOTO1*** We...

Down on the Farm: Sleeper Picks
August 14th, 2014 at 6:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** The Chicago Cubs have the best farm system in major league baseball, and for good reason. The talent that they have down there is absolutely unbelievable, between guys like Kris Bryant, Jorge Soler, Addison Russell, Albert Almora, CJ Edwards, Billy McKinney and Kyle Schwarber. But the system goes...

Chicago Cubs Scuffling Since Blockbuster Deal
July 26th, 2014 at 6:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** The Chicago Cubs are a whopping 4-13 since pulling off a blockbuster deal that sent Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel to the Oakland Athletics in exchange for a haul of prospects.  Since the deal was made based on future returns some fans are struggling to agree with the move in...

How to Get Edwin Jackson Back on Track
July 25th, 2014 at 4:00 PM
***PHOTO1*** Chicago Cubs’ starter Edwin Jackson had another rough start yesterday giving up four earned runs in five innings in a 13-3 loss to the San Diego Padres.  In his two starts since the all-star break Jackson has allowed seven earned runs in 10.1 innings; something needs to change.  There have...

Chicago Cubs’ First Half Report Card
July 15th, 2014 at 6:00 AM
The first half of the major league baseball season is over and it’s time to hand out mid-season grades.  The Chicago Cubs finished the first half with a 10-7 loss to the Atlanta Braves yesterday, putting them at 2-7 in their last nine and 40-54 overall.  To the surprise of...

The Impact of Trades on a Team’s Chemistry
July 9th, 2014 at 6:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** Trades happen all the time in baseball but their impact is deeper than just putting on a different uniform.  Trades can have a tremendous impact on a team’s chemistry and their clubhouse atmosphere.  Last week the Chicago Cubs traded away Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel, two guys who were veterans...

New Faces in the Chicago Cubs’ Rotation
July 8th, 2014 at 4:00 PM
***PHOTO1*** With Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel gone the Cubs have made a few moves within the organization to fill the void.  As speculated last week (and confirmed by Carrie Muskat today), Dallas Beeler and Kyle Hendricks will fill the two open spots in the Cubs’ rotation.  In addition, Tsuyoshi Wada...

Chicago Cubs Internal Options for Post-Deadline Rotation
July 4th, 2014 at 4:00 PM
***PHOTO1*** With the trade deadline fast approaching and much of the Chicago Cubs’ starting rotation apparently available, who could we taking the mound for the Northsiders in the second half?   Kyle Hendricks, RHP, Iowa Cubs Although it’s a thin field, Kyle Hendricks is considered the Cubs’ top pitching prospect and is doing a...

Getting to Know Chicago Cubs Starting Pitcher Dallas Beeler
June 29th, 2014 at 6:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** Dallas Beeler made his major league debut yesterday and outpitched everyone’s expectations.  The Chicago Cubs’ former 41st round draft pick held the Washington Nationals to four hits and one unearned run over six innings, on his way to a tough loss.  He also struck out six while walking three. Beeler joined...

Diamond in the Rough: Cubs’ 41st Rounder Takes the Mound
June 28th, 2014 at 4:00 PM
***PHOTO1*** The MLB draft is stacked against late round picks because of the money that is invested into the early rounds (particularly the first round).  The slot bonuses for every single player taken in the first ten rounds is over $100,000, so its no wonder that teams give these kids absolutely...