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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: Odd Men Out in Cubs’ Rotation
March 2nd, 2015 at 3:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** Spring Training has only just begun for the Chicago Cubs but the debate over who will make the team’s starting rotation is already heating up. The top three spots are already locked up by Jon Lester, Jake Arrieta, and Jason Hammel but the last two spots are completely up for...

Bold Predictions: One More Big Trade
February 23rd, 2015 at 3:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** With the rest of the Chicago Cubs’ roster set to report to Spring Training later this week the opportunity to make one last big trade is upon us. Despite all the moves that Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer made this off-season, there are still a number of moves that...

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...

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...

Sunday Spotlight: Could Jacob Turner Follow in the Footsteps of Andrew Miller?
December 14th, 2014 at 3:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** Last weekend, the New York Yankees signed LHP Andrew Miller to the richest contract ever for a reliever without closing experience; a 4-year, $36 million dollar deal. Miller has been one of baseball’s best relievers the past two seasons, posting ERAs of 2.64 and 2.02 for the Boston Red Sox...

Sunday Spotlight: FA Starters’ Stock up, Stock Down
November 2nd, 2014 at 3:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** Now that the playoffs are officially over, we can shift our focus to the off-season. The Chicago Cubs have already made a few moves within the organization, such as dealing with Kyuji Fujikawa and Jacob Turner’s club options, but the real impact will be felt when free agency begins on...

BREAKING NEWS: Chicago Cubs Pick up Jacob Turner’s 2015 Option
November 1st, 2014 at 1:15 PM
***PHOTO1*** BREAKING NEWS: It has just been announced that the Chicago Cubs have picked up the option for RHP Jacob Turner for 2015 (per the Chicago Cubs official Twitter account). The option is worth $1 million. The Cubs claimed Turner off waivers this summer from the Miami Marlins, but the move didn't...

Chicago Cubs Fact Pack, Youth on the Roster
October 5th, 2014 at 12:00 PM
***PHOTO1*** 1. By mid-summer next year the Cubs starting lineup projects to look something like this: C Welington Castillo, 1B Anthony Rizzo, 2B Javier Baez, 3B Kris Bryant, SS Starlin Castro, LF Chris Coghlan, CF Arismendy Alcantara, RF Jorge Soler. When that lineup takes the field, the average age of...

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...

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...

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...

More Trouble for Jackson, Would Turner Be Better?
August 15th, 2014 at 6:00 AM
Chicago Cubs’ starter, Edwin Jackson endured another tough start yesterday against the Milwaukee Brewers, surrendering five earned runs on seven hits and four walks in 4.2 innings. The Cubs lost by a score of 6-2. Jackson was relieved by, new Cub, Jacob Turner who threw 2.1 perfect innings...

Shutting the Door: Rondon is Back
August 13th, 2014 at 4:00 PM
***PHOTO1*** The Chicago Cubs were delighted when Hector Rondon succeeded in the closer’s role this past May, thus ending the team’s search for a quality closer that seemed to last an eternity. But a rough month of June, in which Rondon posted a 9.35 ERA, and a stint on the...

More Roster Moves for the Cubs’
August 10th, 2014 at 10:38 AM
***PHOTO1*** BREAKING NEWS: It has just been announced that relief pitcher Chris Rusin will be optioned back to AAA in order to make room on the roster for Neil Ramirez, who is returning from the 15-day disabled list.  Also, Jacob Turner, who was acquired from the Miami Marlins earlier in the week...

BREAKING NEWS: Cubs’ Roster Moves Aplenty
August 6th, 2014 at 2:38 PM
***PHOTO1*** BREAKING NEWS: There are a number of (potential) roster moves happening now for the Chicago Cubs.  Relief pitcher, Kyuji Fujikawa has been activated from the 60-day disabled list and will be available for tonight's game against the Colorado Rockies.  Fujikawa, 34, is recovering from Tommy John Surgery and has surrendered...