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Has Kyle Schwarber Earned a Permanent Roster Spot?
July 22nd, 2015 at 11:31 AM
***PHOTO1*** Once again, Kyle Schwarber has proved that he is an absolute monster. The Chicago Cubs’ 22-year-old catcher played hero in last night’s extra-inning win over the Cincinnati Reds going 4-7 with four RBI and four runs scored. In 11 big league games this summer Schwarber is now hitting...

BREAKING NEWS: Schwarber Set to Return to Bigs After ASG
July 16th, 2015 at 6:00 PM
***PHOTO1*** BREAKING NEWS: The Chicago Cubs placed Miguel Montero on the 15-day disabled list today and in a corresponding move will promote C Kyle Schwarber to the big leagues for the second time this season. Schwarber has been playing professional baseball for just over a year now and he has...

BREAKING NEWS: Soler to Return to Lineup Tonight
July 5th, 2015 at 10:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** BREAKING NEWS: After missing more than a month due to an ankle injury, Chicago Cubs outfielder, Jorge Soler will re-join the team tonight against the Miami Marlins. Before the injury Soler was off to a bit of a slow start in 2015, hitting .260 with four home runs in...

MLB Quick Hits: Cubs Injury Update
June 29th, 2015 at 5:16 PM
***PHOTO1*** As we discussed last week, the Chicago Cubs have been hit hard by injuries this year with multiple starters and key role players seeing significant time on the disabled list. However, this week brings good news! Both Javier Baez (finger) and Jorge Soler (ankle) are set to begin...

On the Mend: Chicago Cubs’ Injury Update
June 23rd, 2015 at 8:42 PM
***PHOTO1*** The Chicago Cubs were bit by the injury bug hard to start off the 2015 season but many of the injured players are now on the comeback trail. Here’s a quick look at how everyone is doing on their rehab assignments. Mike Olt: Mike Olt had about as strong of a...

Cubs’ Prospects Making the Jump to the Big Leagues
June 16th, 2015 at 3:10 PM
***PHOTO1*** There is overwhelming optimism surrounding all of the Chicago Cubs’ up-and-coming talent and it is easy to get caught up in the excitement. We have already gotten a small taste of nearly all of the team’s top hitting prospects (with Kyle Schwarber making his MLB debut this week) and...

Cubs News: Injury Bug Bites Again
June 4th, 2015 at 12:21 AM
***PHOTO1*** CUBS NEWS: Wednesday was a tough day for the Chicago Cubs. In addition to the beating the received from the Miami Marlins, a combination of Jon Lester's worst start of 2015 and a too-little-too-late effort from the offense, the team learned that RF Jorge Soler will be heading...

Cubs Hope Szczur’s Talent Transfers to MLB This Time Around
June 2nd, 2015 at 8:55 PM
***PHOTO1*** Chicago Cubs’ outfielder, Matt Szczur has had a very up and down 2015 season, literally. After tearing up the Cactus League during Spring Training and making the Cubs’ Opening Day roster, Szczur has been sent to Iowa and recalled to Chicago more than anyone in the organization. The...

Chicago Cubs’ Sophomores Surging in Minors
May 26th, 2015 at 2:44 PM
***PHOTO1*** Memorial Day is now behind us and the calendar is about to turn to June which means that the dog days of summer are fast approaching. The mid-summer grind is when most teams experience their greatest amount of attrition, which is a troubling sign for the Chicago Cubs, who...

Chicago Cubs’ Rookies Rank Among Top in the Class
May 23rd, 2015 at 3:29 PM
***PHOTO1*** As we all know, Chicago Cubs have three rookies in their everyday starting lineup and all three have been pretty successful through the first month and a half of the 2015 season. The most obvious statistic (and probably the most important) is the Cubs’ record, 23-18 entering play today. The...

Youth Movement: Chicago Cubs are Getting Younger and Playing Better
May 15th, 2015 at 2:48 PM
***PHOTO1*** The Chicago Cubs entered play today with a record of 19-15, good for second best in the National League Central division. At this time last year the 2014 Cubs were well on their way to another disappointing season but much has changed since then. The team appears to...

Quick Hits: a Foursome of Chicago Cubs’ Tidbits
May 14th, 2015 at 11:08 AM
***PHOTO1*** 1. Of all the all-stars and Hall-of-Famers that have ever worn a Chicago Cubs’ uniform, none have accumulated a WAR higher than Cap Anson (84.4). An infielder for the Cubs from 1876-1897, Anson played 22 of his 27 professional seasons in Chicago and accumulated 97...

As the Weather Heats up So Will the Cubs’ Bats
May 12th, 2015 at 3:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** It’s finally safe to say that spring has officially arrived in Chicago. In between dreary, rain-filled days the Windy City is finally enjoying some good baseball weather and the Chicago Cubs are feeling the benefits. Entering play today the Cubs sit at 16-15 on the year but their...

Hammel Looks to Maintain Dominance Over Brewers
May 8th, 2015 at 3:00 PM
***PHOTO1*** The Chicago Cubs are in need of a boost after dropping three of four to the St. Louis Cardinals this week and six out of their last eight and Jason Hammel is just the guy for the job. Hammel started against the Milwaukee Brewers a week ago and, despite...

Soler Power Outage: Cubs Rookie Scuffling
May 5th, 2015 at 1:00 PM
***PHOTO1*** When Jorge Soler made his Major League debut last summer he took the league by storm, hitting monster home runs and picking up RBI’s like a veteran right out of the gate. Soler continued his success in the early weeks of this season but has fallen on hard times...

Summing up Kris Bryant’s First Two Weeks in the Big Leagues
May 4th, 2015 at 11:21 AM
***PHOTO1*** Chicago Cubs’ top-prospect, Kris Bryant made his much-anticipated Major League debut a little more than two weeks ago and he has been fantastic… just not in the way that we all thought. Those of us who are dreamers had envisioned a Disney channel-type debut in which the 23-year-old would...

The Importance of the Mental Side of the Baseball
April 27th, 2015 at 3:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** For a long time baseball has neglected the mental side of the game, and for a long time talented players have wasted away their careers because of mental weakness. Former Cubs like Brett Jackson and Josh Vitters, who were supposed to be Major League stars, ended up as nothing...

Soler Proving That Playing Well Silences All Critics
April 25th, 2015 at 3:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** Thanks to Javier Baez’s strikeout performance last summer the issue of punch-outs has taken center stage in all discussions about the Chicago Cubs’ offense. Baez’s strikeout totals, aside from being at historic levels, were such an issue because he had become completely unreliable on the offensive side of the...

Youth Movement: Chicago Cubs Just Keep Getting Younger
April 23rd, 2015 at 10:44 AM
***PHOTO1*** When the Chicago Cubs sent Arismendy Alcantara, 23, back to Iowa for some remedial work, one would think that the team would replace him with a veteran on the bench. However, this is the Chicago Cubs we are talking about, so naturally Alcantara’s replacement was, 21-year-old, Addison Russell. It seems...

Addison Russell’s Underwhelming Debut a New Trend for Cubs
April 22nd, 2015 at 3:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** Addison Russell, the Chicago Cubs’ #2 prospect, made his Major League debut last night against the Pittsburgh Pirates but didn’t contribute much to the team’s 9-8 victory. Russell, like Kris Bryant, struggled in his first big league game going 0-5 with three strikeouts and three men left on base....