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Why Starting 2015 on the DL is a Win-Win for Cubs & Jacob Turner
March 17th, 2015 at 3:00 PM
***PHOTO1*** It’s official, Jacob Turner will begin the 2015 season on the disabled list due to a mild flexor strain and a bone bruise in his pitching elbow, according to Carrie Muskat. Turner was thought to have an outside chance at the Cubs’ fifth starter spot heading into camp but...

Cubs’ 2015 Rotation Starting to Take Shape
March 11th, 2015 at 3:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** Joe Maddon named Jon Lester as the Chicago Cubs’ opening day starter a few weeks ago but apparently the Cubs’ new skipper has also figured out the next three rotation spots. Per Carrie Muskat, Lester, Jake Arrieta, Jason Hammel and Kyle Hendricks appear to be locked in to the...

Bold Predictions: Sleeper Pick to Make Cubs’ Opening Day Roster
March 9th, 2015 at 3:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** Cactus League play is less than a week old and it is already evident that the Chicago Cubs have plenty of competitions going on this Spring Training. Before Opening Day Joe Maddon will have to figure out what he is going to do behind the plate, at third base...

BREAKING NEWS: Coke Signs with Cubs
March 5th, 2015 at 9:57 PM
***PHOTO1*** BREAKING NEWS: Wrigley Field may serve only Pepsi products but there is a chance that there could be a Coke at the friendly confines this summer. Phil Coke, that is. The Chicago Cubs signed the 32-year-old lefty to a minor league deal today, according to MLB Trade Rumors. Coke spent...

Is Theo Turning the Cubs into the Red Sox?
February 27th, 2015 at 3:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** Theo Epstein has been at the helm for the Chicago Cubs for three and half years now and it finally appears as though he is on the cusp of pushing his team over the top. But how did he do it? Theo Epstein has been very meticulous in...

Spring Training Bullets: Bard, Youk, and Two Dilemmas
February 19th, 2015 at 11:05 AM
***PHOTO1*** · The Chicago Cubs’ pitchers and catchers will hold their first official workout of the spring tomorrow, although many players have been down in Mesa for a few weeks now. One pitcher to keep an eye on will be, former Boston Red Sox setup man, Daniel Bard. Bard, 29, was...

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...

Fan of the Week: Prepare for One Heck of a Season
January 16th, 2015 at 3:00 PM
***PHOTO1*** It’s been a busy week in professional baseball between a number of big trades and a few minor signings, including Felix Doubront’s extension. But here we are and it’s finally Friday, which means it’s time for our Fan of the Week. This week’s Fan of the Week is Karl Schosek....

BREAKING NEWS: Cubs Avoid Arbitration with Doubront
January 15th, 2015 at 11:59 AM
***PHOTO1*** BREAKING NEWS: According to NBC Sports, the Chicago Cubs have come to terms with LHP Felix Doubront. The Cubs signed the 27-year-old lefty to a one-year, $1.925 million dollar deal in order to avoid arbitration. Doubront was acquired from the Boston Red Sox mid-season last summer and made...

Mid-Week Debate: the Chicago Cubs’ 5th Starter
January 14th, 2015 at 3:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** One position battle that is sure to captivate us this spring training is the competition to become the Chicago Cubs’ 5th starter. Spots one through four appear to be locked up already by Jon Lester, Jake Arrieta, Jason Hammel and Kyle Hendricks but no one has emerged as a...

The Mind of a GM: Hang on to “Your Guys”
January 2nd, 2015 at 3:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** Being the general manager of a major league baseball team is one of the most demanding jobs there is. It’s a 24-hour job, 365 days a year and it requires incredible planning, scouting and player knowledge and that is why many GM’s try and bring “their guys” with them...

Chicago Cubs’ Mid-Level FA Pitching Targets
November 27th, 2014 at 3:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** The Chicago Cubs are not going to sign multiple $100 million dollar pitchers this off-season, Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer put that rumor to rest a while ago. However, that doesn’t mean that the Chicago Cubs won’t target multiple mid-level free agent pitchers this off-season. If the Cubs’...

Chicago Cubs Shake up the 40-Man Roster
October 30th, 2014 at 3:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** Amidst all the rumors and speculation that surrounded the Joe Maddon Situation yesterday, Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer made some concrete moves with concern to the Chicago Cubs’ 40-man roster. Per CBS Chicago, The Cubs removed OF Ryan Kalish, RHP James McDonald, INF Chris Valaika and INF Josh Vitters from...

Sunday Spotlight: Rick Renteria’s Quick Hook
September 21st, 2014 at 6:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** With just seven games left in the regular season, baseball in Chicago is starting to wind down and players and fans alike are starting to go through the motions and are getting ready for the off-season. Chicago Cubs’ manager, Rick Renteria, however, is not in vacation mode just yet....

When Should the Cubs’ Pull the Plug on Jacob Turner?
September 17th, 2014 at 6:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** As we discussed last week, the Chicago Cubs have an over abundance of internal options for their 2015 starting rotation and at some point, they are going to need to weed out the stragglers. Today we take a look at Jacob Turner. Turner is fresh off yet another...

New Place, New Man: the Emergence of Felix Doubront
September 15th, 2014 at 4:00 PM
***PHOTO1*** For Chicago Cubs’ fans who are familiar with Felix Doubront, these last two weeks have been excruciatingly nerve-wracking. Doubront has gotten off to a hot start with the Cubs and many of us are waiting for it to hit the fan, but he has showed no signs of slowing down....

Who Should Be in the Cubs’ 2015 Rotation?
September 12th, 2014 at 6:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** The Chicago Cubs are using these last few weeks of the 2014 season to give their young guys and their new guys a chance to get their feet wet and audition for a spot on the 2015 roster. Most of the Cubs’ 12 position-players spots are spoken for at...

Changing of the Guard: Should Doubront Replace Wood?
September 8th, 2014 at 4:00 PM
***PHOTO1*** Chicago Cubs’ lefty, Travis Wood struggled again yesterday against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Wood lasted just 1.2 innings and surrendered seven earned runs on nine hits before being lifted for, rookie, Eric Jokisch. Wood has now allowed 11 earned runs in his last two starts, totaling just 6.1 innings. Given the...

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)...

Possible Replacements for Edwin Jackson in Cubs’ Rotation
August 21st, 2014 at 4:00 PM
***PHOTO1*** Following the Chicago Cubs’ 8-3 loss to the San Francisco Giants last night, manager, Rick Renteria made his first public allusion to a possible role change for Edwin Jackson. Jackson’s struggles continued last night as he allowed seven runs on eight hits and two walks in just 2.2 innings. Jackson...