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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...

How the Cubs Plan to Use Felix Doubront
July 31st, 2014 at 4:00 PM
***PHOTO1*** The Chicago Cubs struck a deal to acquire LHP Felix Doubront from the Boston Red Sox yesterday, much to the chagrin of a number of Cubs fans.  Doubront, 26, was having a down year, to put it nicely, going 2-4 with a 6.07 ERA in 17 appearances this year for...