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How “Legit” Has Kris Bryant’s Breakout Spring Been?
March 26th, 2015 at 5:55 AM
***PHOTO1*** The age-old argument against Spring Training success is that players aren’t playing against major league talent everyday and therefore their numbers aren’t as impressive as they may seem. Kris Bryant, for example, has been out of his mind the past three weeks posting a line of .464/.531/1.500 with nine home...

Chicago Cubs’ Prospects Dominate Spring Headlines
March 25th, 2015 at 3:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** Chicago Cubs top prospect, Kris Bryant has been the talk of MLB Spring Training this year and for good reason, but he’s not the only Cubs’ prospect that is turning heads. The Cubs were voted as the best minor league system in baseball earlier this off-season and quite a few...

What to Expect from Dexter Fowler Out of the Leadoff Spot
March 23rd, 2015 at 3:00 PM
***PHOTO1*** Dexter Fowler will be the Chicago Cubs leadoff hitter in 2015, giving the team a legit threat atop the order for the first time in years. Fowler has led off 404 times in his career but he spent a fair number a games hitting in the middle of the...

Bold Predictions: Kris Bryant Will Be Better than Bryce Harper
March 23rd, 2015 at 3:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** Back in 2012 baseball believed that it was about to witness the second coming, greatness unlike anyone seen before, baseball’s version of LeBron James, when Bryce Harper made his MLB debut. The hype surrounding the 19-year-old was overwhelming and unbelievable. Harper made the all-star team and won the National League...

How to Solve Joe Maddon’s #2 Hitter Dilemma
March 18th, 2015 at 3:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** Yesterday Carrie Muskat reported that, Cubs’ skipper, Joe Maddon has been wrestling with a number of options to fill the two-hole in the lineup but has little idea what he will, ultimately, end up doing. So far Maddon has commented on his use of Javier Baez, Tommy La Stella...

Chicago Cubs’ Spring Training Breakout Performers
March 16th, 2015 at 3:00 PM
***PHOTO1*** Spring Training has been full of surprises for the Chicago Cubs, from Kris Bryant destroying Cactus League pitching to the Cubs’ staff throwing up zeros, and it’s about time we take a minute to recognize the guys who are outperforming our expectations. Matt Szczur – OF Matt Szczur entered Spring Training...

Bold Predictions: Kris Bryant Makes Opening Day Roster
March 16th, 2015 at 3:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** Kris Bryant’s status within the Chicago Cubs organization has been one of the most hotly contested topics of the off-season and has even gained the attention of the MLB player’s union. Kris Bryant, himself, has stoked the fire with his unbelievable performance during the first two weeks of Spring...

Sunday Spotlight: the Future is Here
March 15th, 2015 at 3:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** The Chicago Cubs’ now have 13 Spring Training games (counting split squads as two) under their belt and one thing has become very clear; the future is here. This notion is not particularly ground breaking, seeing as how it has served as an unofficial mantra for the organization since...

Cubs’ Rough Start No Reason for Concern
March 12th, 2015 at 3:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** We have now gotten our first look at just about everyone on the roster this spring and the Chicago Cubs find themselves staring down an 1-7 record, picking up their first win yesterday. I’ve heard a number of fans complaining, saying things like “here we go again,” and “so much...

Down on the Farm: Breakout Prospects for 2015
February 28th, 2015 at 3:00 AM
The Chicago Cubs have one of baseball’s best minor league systems and should be pumping out quality major leaguers for years to come. We are all familiar with the prospects who made their debuts in 2014: Arismendy Alcantara, Javier Baez, Kyle Hendricks and Jorge Soler, and we know plenty...

Cubs 101 Ranks the Chicago Cubs’ Top-10 Prospects
February 25th, 2015 at 3:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** Today we are going to take a minute and rank the Chicago Cubs’ top-10 prospects. MLB.com came out with their list of baseball’s top-100 but they have yet to publish the top prospects by team. Luckily, Baseball Prospectus and Baseball America are a little ahead of the curve,...

MLB NEWS: Youk and Manny to Be Part of 2015 Staff
February 24th, 2015 at 10:28 AM
***PHOTO1*** Announced this morning by Carrie Muskat and Bruce Levine, Kevin Youkilis and Manny Ramirez will serve as consultants to the Chicago Cubs in 2015. News broke last week that Kevin Youkilis would be joining the Cubs as a special assistant to the GM but we weren’t 100% sure about...

Cubs Miss Chance at SS Monopoly
February 24th, 2015 at 3:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** Jesse Sanchez of MLB.com was the first to break the news yesterday that the Chicago Cubs have missed out on the opportunity for a complete monopoly at the shortstop position. By this we mean that, Cuban phenom, Yoan Moncada has decided to sign with the Boston Red Sox. Don’t feel...

Down on the Farm: Baseball America’s Prospect Rankings Favor Cubs
February 21st, 2015 at 3:00 AM
Earlier this month MLB.com came out with their list of baseball’s top-100 prospects and many of us were shocked to find that Kris Bryant, the reigning MiLB player of the year was ranked second behind Byron Buxton, the oft-injured centerfield prospect for the Minnesota Twins. Yesterday, though, Bryant and...

Bold Predictions: Homegrown Products Will Dominate Cubs’ Future
February 16th, 2015 at 3:00 AM
The St. Louis Cardinals and Boston Red Sox have proven in recent years that the key to building a contending team, year after year, is a strong minor league system. Having a system that is continuously pumping out major league talent allows teams to reload, as opposed to rebuild,...

Over or Under on Key Cubs’ 2015 Projections
February 14th, 2015 at 3:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** Earlier this off-season we took a look at what Bill James projects for each player in the Chicago Cubs' lineup but now that the roster has been (more or less) finalized it's time to take another look. Bill James' projections have proven to be eerily accurate over the years and...

Fan of the Week: 2014 Struggles Will Enable 2015 Success
February 13th, 2015 at 3:00 PM
***PHOTO1*** We have made it through another week and the weekend is upon us once again! This week's Fan of the Week comes to us from our pack of twitter followers and has been our most engaged reader over the past few weeks. Congratulations to Scott Griffith (@illini_dad) for...

Ten Reasons the Cubs Will Be Better than the White Sox in 2015
February 5th, 2015 at 3:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** After a plethora of off-season moves by both the Chicago Cubs and Chicago White Sox it looks like .500 baseball is on its way back to Chicago. Both teams finished with a record of 73-89 in 2014 and should improve this year but we have a feeling that the...

Predicting the Chicago Cubs’ Opening Day Roster
February 3rd, 2015 at 3:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** Now that football is officially over it’s time for us to turn our attention to baseball! There are so many storylines to follow as the Chicago Cubs prepare for Spring Training but today we are going to take a look at who should be on Joe Maddon’s opening day...

Down on the Farm: Chicago Cubs’ Prospects Pepper the Top-100 List
January 31st, 2015 at 4:46 AM
***VIDEO1*** All week MLB.com has been putting out their lists of the top-10 prospects by position and last night they came out with the, much anticipated, top-100 overall. The list was originally presented live on MLB Network. The Chicago Cubs were recently voted the top minor league system in...