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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....

Cubs to Promote Second Top-Prospect This Week
April 21st, 2015 at 11:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** The Chicago Cubs created a buzz last week when they promoted one of baseball's best prospects in Kris Bryant, but according to Patrick Mooney of CSN Chicago and other sources the next "next big thing" is already be knocking at the door. Addison Russell, ranked as the #2 prospect...

Cubs’ Top Prospect Bryant Already Penciled into the Lineup
April 17th, 2015 at 10:13 AM
***PHOTO1*** Joe Maddon has already released his starting lineup to the media for today's 1:20PM game against the San Diego Padres and he has penciled Kris Bryant in at third base and in the cleanup spot, per Cubs.com: 1. Dexter Fowler, CF 2. Jorge Soler RF 3. Anthony Rizzo, 1B 4. Kris Bryant, 3B 5. Chris...

Bryant’s Presence Changes Landscape of Cubs’ Offense
April 17th, 2015 at 3:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** As you have all probably heard by now, the Chicago Cubs have decided to promote Kris Bryant! Bryant is expected to start tonight against the San Diego Padres and, not only will his presence create a frenzy at Wrigley Field, but it will also drastically alter the Chicago Cubs’ offense. 1....

Celebrating a Hero During the Season Dedicated to an Icon
April 16th, 2015 at 3:00 AM
It was a chilly spring night at Wrigley Field and, despite the occasion, baseball’s mantra of “business as usual” did it’s best to capture the attention of the 30,000 fans filing in through the turnstiles. April 15th, a league wide celebration of Jackie Robinson and the day that he broke...

Cubs’ Soler is Off to Another Hot Start
April 14th, 2015 at 11:21 AM
***PHOTO1*** Jorge Soler made himself a household name last fall when he hit the ground running after making his major league debut in late August and it looks like he is planning on taking the league by storm again in the early weeks of the 2015 season. Soler hit two home...

Sunday Spotlight: What Spring Training Tells Us About the 2015 Cubs
April 5th, 2015 at 3:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** The Chicago Cubs will kick off the 2015 season tonight against the St. Louis Cardinals at Wrigley Field and the expectations couldn’t be any higher. Theo Epstein splurged this off-season and brought in “The Coach” in Joe Maddon, “The Ace” in Jon Lester and has begun to promote “The...

Chicago Cubs Continue to Trim Roster
April 2nd, 2015 at 3:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** Joe Maddon and Theo Epstein have trimmed the Chicago Cubs’ roster to 32 players with the demotions of Junior Lake, Zac Rosscup and Brian Schlitter, according to Carrie Muskat. The demotion of Brian Schlitter is no surprise as he was up and down between the big leagues and AAA last...

The Chicago Cubs’ 2015 All-Prospect Team
April 1st, 2015 at 3:31 PM
***PHOTO1*** The Chicago Cubs “bright future” is just around the corner as the team’s top prospects are now reaching the higher levels of the minor leagues and even the big leagues. Here is a look at what the Chicago Cubs’ all-prospect team looks like heading into the 2015 season (*MiLB...

How Kris Bryant to LF Impacts the Cubs’ Lineup
March 27th, 2015 at 3:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** Kris Bryant made his first ever appearance in the outfield for the Chicago Cubs in last night’s Cactus League game against the Los Angeles Angels and his evening went off without a hitch. People around baseball have speculated that Brant would end up in the outfield since the Cubs drafted...