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Making Manny Ramirez’s Case to Join the Cubs’ MLB Staff
October 9th, 2014 at 3:00 AM
The Chicago Cubs have begun their search for a new hitting coach after Bill Mueller’s departure and, although Theo Epstein said that Manny Ramirez is not being considered for the position, there is a solid argument to be made for adding Manny to the Cubs’ staff in another capacity. ...

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...

Chicago Cubs Fact Pack, Minor League Studs
October 4th, 2014 at 12:00 PM
***PHOTO1*** 1. Last month, Chicago Cubs’ top prospect, Kris Bryant was named the 2014 minor league player of the year thanks to an incredible campaign between AA and AAA. Here is a look at what the past winners of the award (hitters only) have done since being promoted to the big...

Down on the Farm: Rookies to Watch for in 2015
October 4th, 2014 at 6:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** The Chicago Cubs saw a huge influx of rookies on their roster in 2014 and that trend looks to continue in 2015 as they continue to progress with their total rebuild. As we mentioned earlier this week, the Cubs’ still have an unbelievably deep farm system, even without Javier Baez,...

The Drive Home, Cubs’ October 2nd Edition
October 2nd, 2014 at 4:00 PM
***PHOTO1*** 1. The trio of Arismendy Alcantara, Javier Baez and Jorge Soler need to be better if the Cubs are going to compete in 2015. In 146 games between the three of them, they posted cumulative WAR of 0.6, according to baseball-reference.com. Looking at three similar players; SS Jhonny Peralta, CF...

Theo Epstein Believes the Cubs Can Win the NL Central in 2015
October 2nd, 2014 at 3:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** Chicago Cubs’ president, Theo Epstein stated this week that he believes his team can win the National League central division in 2015. The Cubs finished in last place in the central this season with a record of 73-89 and were marked by wild inconsistency all summer. That’s not...

Is Jorge Soler the Real Deal?
October 1st, 2014 at 4:00 PM
***PHOTO1*** Chicago Cubs rookie, Jorge Soler took the league by storm when he was promoted to the big leagues on August 27th, but a slow decline in the final weeks of September has us wondering, is he the real deal or not? Period At bats .ave HR RBI August 15 .533 3 7 September 74 .243 2 13 Last seven 21 .143 0 2 Total 89 .292 5 20 (Stats per ESPN.com) Soler wasn’t the only Cubs’ rookie...

Chicago Cubs Fact Pack, October 1st
October 1st, 2014 at 12:00 PM
***PHOTO1*** 1. Even after the major league debuts of Arismendy Alcantara, Javier Baez and Jorge Soler in 2014, the Chicago Cubs still have five prospects ranked in the top 100 by MLB.com; Kris Bryant (3), Addison Russell (5), Albert Almora (36), CJ Edwards (53) & Kyle Schwarber (72). 2. Anthony Rizzo...

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...

Cub Fan Friday: Fan of the Week
September 26th, 2014 at 4:00 PM
***PHOTO1*** Happy Friday everyone!! This week’s Fan of the Week is Leah Bell D, who invited the most friends to join our group on Facebook! Like many of us, Leah has already begun to reflect on 2014 and look forward to 2015. Here is her paragraph of airtime: I’m looking for Kris...

Chicago Cubs Have Shown Flashes in 2014
September 24th, 2014 at 4:00 PM
***PHOTO1*** On the whole, 2014 has been a disappointing year for the Chicago Cubs. With four games left in the regular season, the team is 18 games under .500, their two best players have missed nearly a month a piece, two of their regular starting pitchers have ERA’s over 5.00 and...

Down on the Farm: Cubs’ Catching Prospects
September 20th, 2014 at 6:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** Earlier this week, Chicago Cubs catching/outfield prospect, Kyle Schwarber made it known that he believes he can catch at the big league level. A particularly notable announcement given his dwindling time behind the plate as he progressed up through the Cubs’ minor league system and Welington Castillo’s struggles this...

Tonight’s Pitching Match-up: Jackson Vs. Kershaw
September 19th, 2014 at 6:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** Tonight Edwin Jackson will face Clayton Kershaw in game two of the Chicago Cubs’ three-game set with the Los Angeles Dodgers. On the surface, it looks like a lopsided battle, with Jackson in the midst of the worst season of his career and making his first start in nearly a...

Comparing Baez & Soler Through Their First 14 Games
September 17th, 2014 at 4:00 PM
***PHOTO1*** The two biggest call-ups made by the Chicago Cubs this year have been Javier Baez and Jorge Soler, without a doubt, but their performances have been drastically different. Javier Baez made a statement during his first two weeks in the big leagues but then fell off quickly; is the same...

Top Five Excuses to Get Out of Work
September 15th, 2014 at 6:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** Chicago Cubs rookie, Jorge Soler missed the team’s three-game series against the Pittsburgh Pirates this past weekend so that he could be present for the birth of his child. Soler is expected to rejoin the scuffling Cubs’ today when they take on the Cincinnati Reds at 7:05 at Wrigley...

Wada’s Future with Chicago Cubs is Uncertain
September 13th, 2014 at 4:00 PM
***PHOTO1*** As we discussed yesterday, the Chicago Cubs have an abundance of internal options to fill out their 2015 starting rotations. According to Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times, that field may have just gotten a little smaller. Reports came out yesterday that the Cubs’ will not pick up, 33-year-old starter,...

The Complexity of the Batting Order: What the Cubs’ Lineup “Should” Be
September 8th, 2014 at 6:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** There are a million ways to fill out a lineup card and there really is no right way to do it but, Cubs’ manager, Rick Renteria has been under fire at times during the 2014 season for the combinations that he has tried. Luckily for us, we live in the...

Sunday Spotlight: Cubs’ LF Chris Coghlan
September 7th, 2014 at 6:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** There have been a lot of new faces wearing Cubbie blue this summer but few have been more consistently impressive than, Chicago Cubs outfielder, Chris Coghlan. Entering play yesterday Coghlan, 29, was hitting .371 (13-35) in his last ten games and .279 with six home runs and 31 RBI’s on...

The Toy Cannon: Cubs’ Rookie CF Has Impressive Pop
September 3rd, 2014 at 4:00 PM
***PHOTO1*** When we think of power-hitters we tend to think of guys like Mike Stanton, Jose Abreu, Chris Davis, ect. In our minds, the quintessential power-hitter is a big, burley guy who needs to watch his head walking through doorways and has biceps the size of your head, but then there...

Chicago Cubs Fact Pack, September 2nd
September 2nd, 2014 at 12:00 PM
***PHOTO1*** 1. Entering play today, the Chicago Cubs (62-76) are 11.5 games behind the Milwaukee Brewers (73-64) in the National League Central standings. However, over their last 100 games, the Brewers have been just one game better than the Cubs; Cubs, 49-51, Brewers, 50-50. Per @thecubsreporter. 2. Jorge Soler...